Optimization of productivity and quality of irrigated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) by smallholder farmers in the Central Rift Valley area of Oromia, Ethiopia

PhD defence

Optimization of productivity and quality of irrigated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) by smallholder farmers in the Central Rift Valley area of Oromia, Ethiopia

PhD candidate mr. AO (Ambecha) Gemechis
Promotor prof.dr.ir. PC (Paul) Struik
Co-promotor dr. Emana
Organisation Wageningen University, Wageningen Plant Research, Centre for Crop Systems Analysis
Date

Mon 29 May 2017 13:30 to 15:00

Venue Auditorium, building number 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
362
6703 BG
Wageningen
0317-483592

Summary

The study was conducted in selected major tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L. ) producing areas of East Wollaga, Jimma, East Hararge, North Wollo and East Shoa (located in Central Rift Valley) zones. This study aimed to analyse the smallholder farmers irrigated tomato production systems in Ethiopia, to survey and to characterize the crop in different growing ecoregions and seasons, and to determine yield defining,  yield limiting, or yield reducing factors by using a combination of yield and weather data analysis and field experimentation.