African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6858

Article in Press

Pre-scaling up of Irish Potato (Solanum tuberosum) in Bule Hora District of West Guji Zone,Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Ahmed Mohammed Abdulla, Feyissa Desiso and Ibsa Aliyi

  •  Received: 23 October 2018
  •  Accepted: 20 August 2020
This activity was conducted during the 2013 and 2014 main cropping season at Bule Hora District of West Guji Zone to improve farmers’ income, develop local capacity for future scaling up of potato technology and strengthen stakeholders linkage and collaboration in the study area. A total of fourty (40) farmers in the district were participated for the activity. A multidisciplinary team composed of breeder, pathologist, agronomist and agricultural extensionist were closely working both with the farmers and respective district agricultural experts and DAs. Regular visits, trainings and field days were conducted to provide for interaction among researchers, extension workers and farmers. Generated income and farmers’ perception were collected as a data and descriptive statistics was used for data analysis. So, concerning body should scale up further for similar agro ecology to improve potato production and productivity of farming community.

Keywords: Pre-scaling up, Irish Potato, Multidisciplinary