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Demonstration and Evaluation of Improved Sorghum Varieties in Selected District of West Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Demonstration and participatory evaluation of improved sorghum variety was done at selected Peasant associations of Abuna Ginde beret district of West Shewa Zone during 2018-2020 cropping season with objective of demonstrating and promoting improved variety of Sorghum, evaluating the performance of improved Sorghum variety along with management practices. Sites were selected based on production potentiality of sorghum at selected areas. Five PAs from the district and eighteen target farmers and five FTC were purposively selected on the ground that they are the leading producer of Sorghum in the area. One variety of sorghum (Melkam) with local cultivar were evaluated with full participation of FRG member farmers under their management condition. Different Participatory technology evaluation was employed to enable farmers select variety/varieties which suit their condition. Capacity building was given to enhance awareness for participant stakeholders (Farmers 24, DAs 15 and Experts 10) at different production stages of the technology. Field day was arranged by inviting different stakeholders totally Male 120 and 41 females were participated. The technology demonstrated at the selected areas was evaluated by participants due to its high yielder, striga resistant, well adaptation and its productivity. Thus, it is important to further scale up/out the variety in all demonstration sites and similar agro ecologies.

Demonstration, Participatory Evaluation, Sorghum, Potentiality, Scale up

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Gerbi, S., Milkias, D. (2023). Demonstration and Evaluation of Improved Sorghum Varieties in Selected District of West Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Advances in Bioscience and Bioengineering, 11(4), 95-99. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.abb.20231104.13

ACS Style

Gerbi, S.; Milkias, D. Demonstration and Evaluation of Improved Sorghum Varieties in Selected District of West Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Adv. BioSci. Bioeng. 2023, 11(4), 95-99. doi: 10.11648/j.abb.20231104.13

AMA Style

Gerbi S, Milkias D. Demonstration and Evaluation of Improved Sorghum Varieties in Selected District of West Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Adv BioSci Bioeng. 2023;11(4):95-99. doi: 10.11648/j.abb.20231104.13

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