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Farmers’ perceived constraints to groundnut production, their variety choice and preferred traits in eastern Ethiopia: implications for drought-tolerance breeding 

Resource Details

Resource ID

17945

Access

Open

Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Abiotic Stresses, Biotic Stresses, Diversification, Feed and Fodder, Seed systems, Pests and diseases

Crops

Grain legumes, Groundnut

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Eastern and Southern Africa, Ethiopia

Global Date

15/Jun/2019

Title

Farmers’ perceived constraints to groundnut production, their variety choice and preferred traits in eastern Ethiopia: implications for drought-tolerance breeding

Keywords

Groundnut production, Eastern Ethiopia, Drought-tolerant, High-yielding varieties, Groundnut cultivars, Agro-ecologies, Participatory rural appraisal, Poor soil fertility, Poor seed supply, Root rot and leaf spot, Early maturity, Good seed quality

Type

Science

Show on Web

Yes

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Eastern & Southern Africa Program, Theme: Crop improvement and seed systems

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

Language

English

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Description

Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important food and cash crop globally. In Ethiopia, groundnut is commonly produced for food, cash income, and animal feed. The national mean yield is 1.796 tons/ha, and the total area under groundnut production is 80,841.57 ha (CSA 2018). The eastern region of Ethiopia is popular for groundnut production. Farmers & stakeholders perceived production constraints and prioritized traits are key drivers for developing new groundnut cultivars.

Size of PDF

1090 kB

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

15/Jun/2019

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