Pre-Extension and Demonstration of Selected Forage Technologies for Small Holder Farmers in South West Ethiopia

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Year:
2022
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Demonstration, Forage, Small-Holders
Authors:
Asrate, Melkam Aleme; Sehalu, Gezahegn Mengistu; Robi, Dereje Tulu; Negera, Ararsa Bogale
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
9
Number:
2
Pages:
59-65
Month:
March
ISSN:
2348-3997
Abstract:
The study was conducted during 2016-2020 cropping season in selected districts namely Yeki, Shey-Bench and Meinit-Goldia, South west Ethiopia with proposed objective of pre-extension and demonstration of selected forage technologies like Desho, Elephant and Rhodes grass and also Stylosantus forage species. A total of 226 number of demonstrations were implemented the demonstration work after the training through lecture and field visiting and suppling of all forage species seed and root split materials. During the feasibility period of the project about 3743.6 ton dry matter forage yield were produced. In field days organized from three districts a total of 75 farmers, 16 kebele extension workers, 10 district and zonal level livestock experts and 4 researchers from Tepi Agricultural research Center were participated. Joint field visit and experience sharing with farmers, extension workers and researchers was done to hold method demonstration especially on forage production. This ad mine to give more works in perspective of extensions through DAs, experts and other stock holder nearby, need supporting in attention for production of improved forage species and breaking the priority by farmers this forage production habit like other food crops.

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