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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.

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

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