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Kulumsa Research Center

History: Kulumsa Agricultural Research Center was established in 1966 by government of Ethiopia and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). The research Center is mandated to wheat, malt barley and highland pulse crops research nationally and serves as Wheat Center of Excellence for East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania), regionally.

Total area: 442.7 ha

Establishment year: 1966

Location (Latitude/longitude): 8º2' N and 39º10’E

Agro-ecological zones (AEZs): From cool highland to semi-arid 

Altitutde:2200 m.a.s.l. 

Temperature (min/max): 10ºC and 22ºC


Length of growing period (LGP):120-135 days

Soil type: Clay soil

Coordination role:wheat, faba bean and field pea research

Distance from Addis Ababa: 167 km


Kulumsa Agricultural Research Center

Tel: (+251) 223311509/223-311552

Fax: (+251) 223311508

P.O.Box: 489

Oromia Region