Center Profile

Pawe Agricultural Research Center

History: The Center came in to existence on 1986; a year after Ethiopia was smashed by the worst famine in the living memories that claimed breathes of millions of its citizens, succeeding the resettlement of the highly-affected people from the northern and southern part of the country to deliver improved technology options. At the time of establishment, the Center was intended to provide support for the settlers. As a result, putting trials on the ground was started with the aim to identify crops which best suit the agro-ecology.

Total Area: 294.18 ha 

Establishment year:1985 GC

Location (Latitude/longitude):11°19’N and 36°24'E 

Agro-ecological zones (AEZs): Hot to warm moist 

Altitutde: 1120 m.a.s.l.

Temperature (min/max):16.3°C and 32.6°C 

Rainfall max: 1587mm 

Length of growing period (LGP): 5-7 months

Major soil types: Nitosols, Vertisols and Luvisols 

Coordination Role: Soybean

Distance from Addis Ababa: 575 km


Pawe Agricultural Research Center

Tel: (+251) 581190084

Fax: (+251) 585500270

P.O.Box: 27

Benishangul Gumuz Region