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.
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
P. O. Box 587, Nekemte.
Address Zone;- East Welega
Wereda;- Nekemte town