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Release of Impoved Crop and Forage Varieties

During the first round meeting of the National Varety Release Committee (NVRC), held at the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resouurces assembly hall from March 22-24, 2017, 13 improved crop and forage varieties were released by IQQO. Of these, 11 are crop varieties from cereals, pulses and horticultural crops and the remaining two are forage varieties. The varieties were released by  Bako and Sinana Agricultural Research Centers (Table below). 

Table: Summary of Crop & Forage Varieties Released by IQQO 

No Crop No of Varieties Released Merit Over Standard Checks Releasing Center
1 Durum Wheat  1 12.9 % yield advantage over standard check, acceptable pasta quality Sinaanaa

Emmer Wheat

1 14.63% yield advantage over standard check Sinaanaa
3 Finger millet 1 18.22% yield advantage over standard check
Baakko 4 Atara (Field pea) 4 15.89%, 13.39% - 28.28% yield advantages
4 Field pea 4 15.89%, 13.39% - 28.28% yield advantages over the respective standard checks; Two white-seeded for Kiki; two brown-seeded for Shiro 2 by Bakoo; 2 by Sinana
5 Faba bean 1 20.38% over the standard check Sinaanaa
6 Sesame 1 22.2% yield advantage over the standard check; high oil content Baakko
7 Tomato 2 38% and 28.4% yield advantages with good processing and other qualities Bako & Gawit International PLC inccollaboration
8 Peagon pea (forage, dual purpose) 2 77.4% & 57.25% yield advantages over the standard check; good forage attributes such as digestalbity and CP. Baakko
  Total 13