Some of our researchers in research field
We do for maximizing productivity
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Researcher at field
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Oromia Agricultural Research Institute(IQQO)

 Nekemte Soil Research Center


Objectives of the center

To make soil test based fertilizer calibration study; to give soil testing services, to prepare soil fertility map for soil potential use in crop production and application of the right fertilizer type and rate where plant nutrients are deficient; to provide technical advices on soil related problems; and finally to increase production and productivity of agricultural crops.

Research Focus

Soil fertility and productivity improvement is the research focus of the center.


Research Process Descriptions

Natural Resource research technology generation process

  • Soil fertility improvement and soil and water conservation team
  •  Soil surveying, characterization and classification Soil testing service team



The Center found on 328km at the west direction of Addis Ababa at Nekemte town. It is located an altitude of 2140masl, 09.089770 North and 036.572640 East longitude. An average annual rain fall and temperature of Nekemte is 1998mm and 17.50c


Tel;- +251578619035/34

P. O. Box     587, Nekemte.


Address Zone;- East Welega

Wereda;- Nekemte town