Mitigating drought impact through drought tolerant crop varieties and establishing hybrid maize multiplication mechanism

Authors: IGAD
Date: 2019


Farm households that live in arid and semi-arid kebeles of West Abaya, Bonke and Arbaminch Zuria woredas have frequently been affected by recurrent drought which has resulted in declining livelihood bases. Vita, an Ireland based international NGO in collaboration with partner institutions, implemented an intervention to help communities’ access drought tolerant crop types and varieties (mung bean and haricot bean varieties) as well as managed hybrid maize basic seed production.