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Agricultural potentials, constraints and opportunities in the Megech and Ribb rivers irrigation project areas in the Lake Tana Basin of Ethiopia

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Type of Publication:
Working Papers & Briefs
Focus Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Focus Topic:
Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Land / Water / Resource Management
Type of Risk:
Biological & environmental
Managerial & operational
Type of Risk Managment Option:
Risk assessment
Risk reduction/mitigation
Akalu Teshome, Melaku Wale, Fentahun Mengistu and Birru Yitaferu

This document was prepared by the Potato Seed Production Specialist, based at the CIP-Liaison Office of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and his partners in the CAC (Central Asia and Caucasus) region. In January 2005, CIP posted an International Research staff in the CGIAR Consortium led by ICARDA to take part in the “Collaborative Program for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central Asia and the Caucasus”, which started operating in 1998. Currently, 9 CGIAR Centers and three other International Research Organizations, such as ICBA, AVRDC and MSU, are members of the Consortium.

To address research needs formulated by partner Institutions and describe research activities conducted in the region, this document consists of a short description of agriculture and potato  status  in  the  CAC  region  followed  by  a  series  of  working  papers  that  have  been prepared in 2006-7. The objective is to increase awareness on potato research conducted in the region that represents a new acquisition for CIP. In this region, potato has the potential to contribute to poverty reduction since it is mostly grown by small holder farmers who are among the poorest groups in CAC.