The Ethiopian large scale irrigation wheat, policy and productivity: A case study


  • Usman Kedir Adami Tulu Agricultural research center, P.O. Box 35, Ziway/Batu, Ethiopia.


Ethiopia, irrigation, policy, productivity, wheat yield


Wheat has played a fundamental role in human civilization and has contributed to improving food security at global and regional levels. The launch of irrigation wheat production in Ethiopia is for food security, self sufficiency and exporting goals. The average wheat yield per hectare is lowest in Ethiopia as compared to world country and a productive policy reform will be required. The country’s policy efforts were insufficient to increase wheat productivity to further level up with some African and world country averages. The significant differences between the area of wheat production and productivity per hectare have to be minimized. Wheat production and productivity are constrained by pests, diseases, climate variation, and limited access to new information, technical knowledge and agricultural technologies. Therefore, sustainability with surplus production and modernization of farming system
with access to new information and recent technologies supported by continued investment is an important consideration.