Research & Development

Submit a Manuscript

Publishing with us to make your research visible to the widest possible audience.

Propose a Special Issue

Building a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas.

Participatory Demonstration and Evaluation of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Wondogenet District, Ethiopia

The study was conducted in Wondogenet district, Sidama region, Ethiopia. Potato is a critical crop in terms of income source food security and job opportunity. Potato seed supply has not been addressed only by seed companies, production of quality potato seed from closely supervised seed producer farmers is important to decrease disease transmission, timely supply of seed and increase yield. The main objectives of this study were to create awareness on importance of improved potato seed variety and assess farmers’ perception on the potato traits and improved seed production. Demonstration site and host farmers were selected purposively based on representativeness and accessibility to other non host farmers. The data was collected through measurement and group discussions and analyzed by using SPSS software. T-test analysis result indicated that, planting improved seed variety have positive yield advantage over locally recycled seed. The majority of farmers select Belete variety based on their traits like high yield, large tuber size and tuber uniformity and Agazer variety also preferred based on its disease resistance (late blight), early maturity and drought tolerance. Therefore, agricultural stakeholders give high attention of for improved seed multiplication and availability to improve potato productivity and food security.

Potato, Improved Seed, Demonstration, Farmer Saved Seed

APA Style

Wasihun Alemnew Worku. (2022). Participatory Demonstration and Evaluation of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Wondogenet District, Ethiopia. Research & Development, 3(2), 79-82. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.rd.20220302.12

ACS Style

Wasihun Alemnew Worku. Participatory Demonstration and Evaluation of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Wondogenet District, Ethiopia. Res. Dev. 2022, 3(2), 79-82. doi: 10.11648/j.rd.20220302.12

AMA Style

Wasihun Alemnew Worku. Participatory Demonstration and Evaluation of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Wondogenet District, Ethiopia. Res Dev. 2022;3(2):79-82. doi: 10.11648/j.rd.20220302.12

Copyright © 2022 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

1. Beliyu, Tederose, 2014. Knowledge gap in potato technologies adoption: The case of Central Highlands of Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 6 (8), 259-266.
2. Berhanu, Beliyu, 2015. Women Farmers in practices: Opportunities and challenges in accessing potato production technologies in Welmera Ethiopia. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics and Sociology, 6 (3), 149-157.
3. Brown, Antioxidants in potato. Amer, 2005. Potato Research, 82, 163-172.
4. Central Statistical Agency (CSA), 2014. Ethiopian Agricultural Sample Survey Report of 2013/2014. Statistical Report on Farm Management Practices Private Peasant holdings, Meherseason, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, Volume III, 17-19.
5. Messay 2020. Demonstration of improved potato varieties at Koffele district, West Arsizone, Ethiopia. IJAERD, 7 (3): 45-54.
6. Gildemacher, Demo, Baker, Kaguongo, Woldegiorgis, Wagorie, Wakahiu, Struik, Leeuwis, 2009. Adescription of Seed Potato System in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. American Journal of Potato Research, 86, 373-382.
7. Haverkort, vanKoesveld, Schepers, Wijnads, Wustman, Zhang, 2012. Potato Prospects for Ethiopia: on the road to value addition. Praktijk on derzoek Plantand Omgeving (Applied Research). The Netherlands, PPO Publicationno. 528, p. 66.
8. Tesfaye, Lemaga, Mwakasendo, Nzohabonayoz, Mutware, WandaK, Kinyae, OrtizO, Crissman, Thiele, 2010. Markets for fresh and frozen potato chips in the ASAREC Aregion and the potential forregional trade: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi and Uganda. International Potato Center (CIP), Lima, Peru. WorkingPaper, 1, p. 44.
9. Tewodros, Paul, Adane, 2014. Characterization of seed potato (SolanumtuberosumL.) Storage, pre-planting treatment and marketing systems in Ethiopia: the case of West-arsi zone. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 9 (15), 1218-1226.
10. Dersseh, Gebresilase, Rogierand Paul, 2016. The Analysis of Potato Farming Systems in Chencha, Ethiopia: Input, Output and Constraints. American journal of potato research.
11. Birhanu and Getachew, 2014: The role of farmers research group to promote improved technologies in Jimma and Illubabur Zones, Ethiopia.
12. Birch P. R. J., Bryan G., Fenton B., Gilroy E., Hein I., Jones J. T., Prashar A., Taylor M. A., Torrance L., Toth I. K.: Crops that feed the world. Potato: are the trends of increased global production sustainable? Food Security, 2012, 4, 477-508.
13. Hirpa A, Meuwissen MPM, Ivo VL, Lommen WJM, Oude Lansink AGJM, Tsegaye A, Struik PC (2012): Farmers’ opinion on seed potato management attributes in Ethiopia: a conjoint analysis. Agron J 104: 1413–1423.
14. Hirpa, A., Meuwissen, M. P. M., Agajie, T., Lommen, W. J. M., Lansink, A. O., Admasu, T. and Struick, P. C. 2010. Analysis of seed potato systems in Ethiopia. American J. Potato Res. 87 (6): 537-552.
15. Bilisuma Kabeto, Hika Tesfa and Demaksa Umer, 2021: Participatory Demonstration and Evaluation of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Varieties at Kellam and West Wollega Zones. International journal of research in agricultural science, 8 (5): 2348-3997.