Water Productivity and Evapotranspiration of Teff (Eragrostis tef)

Teff is a staple food crop in northern Ethiopia. The main limitation in stabilizing teff yield in northern Ethiopia is the dependency of the farming system on erratic rainfall. Usually, drought stress occurs in the region at the critical period of the crop growth. If we can increase the efficiency of water usage, we can mitigate the impacts of climate variability and change and thus improve food security in the country. In this research, teff water productivity and evapotranspiration will be quantified and documented. The information generated will be valuable to maximize teff yield in semi arid regions.
Le teff est une culture alimentaire de base dans le Nord de l’Ethiopie. La principale limitation dans la stabilisation du rendement du teff dans le Nord de l’Ethiopie est la dépendance du système agricole sur des précipitations irrégulières. Habituellement, le stress dû à la sécheresse se produit dans la région pendant la période critique de croissance des cultures. Si nous pouvons augmenter l’efficacité de l’utilisation de l’eau, nous pouvons atténuer les impacts de la variabilité et du changement climatiques et améliorer ainsi la sécurité alimentaire dans le pays. Dans cette recherche, la productivité de l’eau du teff et l’évapotranspiration seront quantifiées et documentées. Les informations générées seront très utiles pour maximiser le rendement du teff dans les régions semi-arides.
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Integrated Crop Management