Holetta Agricultural Research Center
History: Holeta Agricultural Research Center (HARC) was established in 1966 under the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), now EIAR. The Center is located in Holeta town and has two sub-centers and two testing sites. Ginchi and Ada Berga subcenters focus on Vertisol and dairy research, respectively, while Adadi and Jeldu testing sites are for highland crops research activities.
Total area: 396 ha
Establishment year:1966 GC
Location (Latitude/longitude): 9º 00’ N and 38º30’ E
Agro-ecological zones (AEZs): M2-5
Temperature (min/max): 6ºC and 22ºC
Rainfall: 1144 mm
Length of growing period (LGP): 4-6 months
Soil type and coverage: Nitosols and Vertisols
Coordination Role:dairy and forage crops, highland (temperate) fruits, acidic soil management, Vertisol management, soil fertility and plant nutrient management, highland oilseeds, highland pulses.
Distance from Addis Ababa (km):29km
Holeta Agricultural Research Center
Tel: (+251) 112370376, (+251) 112370006
Fax: (+251) 112370377
West Showa Zone,Oromia Region