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