Dr. Abush Tesfaye: The state of soybean breeding research in Ethiopia

What is the state of soybean breeding research in Ethiopia?

Dr. Abush Tesfaye, Soybean Breeder, Team Leader & Crops Research Process Coordinator at Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC)-Ethiopia, answers this question. He also emphasizes some of the most promising soybean lines in Ethiopia and provides some advice to other soybean breeders in Africa.

Resources:

1) “Genetic analysis of quantitative traits in soybean (Glycine max L. Merril) under low and high phosphorus conditions”

URL: https://oatd.org/oatd/record?record=handle\%3A10413\%2F9842

2) “Smallholder farmers' perception and experience on importance, consumption and marketing of soya bean in western Ethiopia”, Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development 20(2): 125-139, Tesfaye, Abush (main author), Githiri, Mwangi (author), Derera, John (author), Debele, Tolessa (author)

URL: http://cirdap.org/docs/APJORD%20Dec-2010.pdf

3) “Combining Ability of Commercial White Pea Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Varieties in South Western Ethiopia”, Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare Vol 5, No 1 (2015), Tsegau Senbetay and Abush Tesfaye

URL: http://iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JBAH/article/view/19508/19469

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Expert Pods are interviews with soybean experts consisting of 3 components, just like the three pods of a soybean:  3 Questions, 3 Answers and 3 Resources.

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