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Jimma Research Center

History: Jimma Agricultural Research Center was established in 1967. Currently,the Center has two subcenters: Gera and Haru and three testing sites, i.e., Mettu, Mugi and Agaro. The Center is mandated to coordinate coffee research nationally. Moreover, nationally, integrated soil fertility and crop production, and integrated watershed management research are coordinated by the Center.

Total area: 183 ha

Establishment year: 1967 

Location (Latitude/longitude): 7º46' N and 36º 00'E

Agro-ecological zones (AEZs): Sub humid tepid to cool mid highlands 

Altitutde:1753 m.a.s.l.

Temperature (min/max): 9ºC and 28ºC 

Rainfall: 1561 mm

Length of growing period (LGP): 4-7 months

Soil type and coverage: Upland: Chromic Nitosol and Combisol;Bottom land: Fluvisol

Distance from Addis Ababa: 365km


Jimma Agricultural Research Center

Tel: (+251) 471-128020

Fax: (+251) 471-111999

P.O.Box: 192

Jimma Zone,Oromia Region