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Promotion of Advanced Teff Technologies Using Large-Scale Demonstration Approach in Potential Areas of West Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

The study was designed to promote and disseminate improved teff varieties both in West Shewa and South west Shewa Zones six districts and Ambo town, Oromia region Ethiopia during 2020 – 2022 cropping season. The selection of Districts, kebeles and host farmers were done together with districts Agriculture Office and the extension team. Potential Kebeles were selected in order to conduct the large-scale demonstration activity two potential Kebeles from the districts and participant farmers were selected based on their interest and availability of adjacent farm plots with a minimum 0.25 ha per head. Thus, 15 clusters were formed, 241 farmers (Male 201 and female 40) directly participated in these demonstrations, and 132 ha of land was covered by improved teff technologies. Before implementing the pre-scaling up activity in all selected areas, capacity building was carried out for stakeholders. Among the participants, training was provided to 342 farmers, 46 DAs, and 27 Experts who worked in both zones and Ambo town. Three improved teff varieties (Dagim, Quncho and Boset), those preferred and selected by farmers during PED were used with their full recommended practices. As a result, in every clustered district, the yields from those varieties outperformed the local variety of an identical crop. The Dagim variety yielded an average of 2.2 tons/ha from the cluster, Quncho 1.9 tons/ha, and Boset 2.25 tons/ha respectively. These yields exceeded the Zone's yield advantage of 2.128 tons/ha, higher above the average for the region (1.34 tons/ha) and the country (1.914 tons/ha) respectively based on CSA data of 2021. In order to fulfill the intended goal of providing the variety to a sufficient number of farmers and enhancing the productivity and output of the commodity in other places, it is imperative that the relationships between actors and important prospective stakeholders be strengthened.

Dagim Variety, Linkages, Productivity, West Shewa Zone

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Gerbi, S., Milkias, D., Duguma, Y. (2024). Promotion of Advanced Teff Technologies Using Large-Scale Demonstration Approach in Potential Areas of West Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 12(1), 7-11. https://doi.org/10.11648/bio.20241201.12

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Gerbi, S.; Milkias, D.; Duguma, Y. Promotion of Advanced Teff Technologies Using Large-Scale Demonstration Approach in Potential Areas of West Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Am. J. BioSci. Bioeng. 2024, 12(1), 7-11. doi: 10.11648/bio.20241201.12

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Gerbi S, Milkias D, Duguma Y. Promotion of Advanced Teff Technologies Using Large-Scale Demonstration Approach in Potential Areas of West Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Am J BioSci Bioeng. 2024;12(1):7-11. doi: 10.11648/bio.20241201.12

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