The history and future of banana in Arba Minch, Ethiopia

February 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Until the early 1980s, maize, cotton and sweet potato were important crops produced by farmers in Arba Minch Zuria and Mirab Abaya districts of the Gamo Gofa zone in SNNPR. During that period, the then Arba Minch state farm had 62 ha of land covered by dwarf Cavendish banana. Experts in the office of agriculture at the then Gamo Gofa Province made efforts to introduce banana to the Lante producers’ cooperative, but it failed as the cooperative administrators at that time did not perceive banana as an important cash crop. (Read More)