Major Crops and Cropping Systems in Dogu’a Tembien

  • Alemtsehay TsegayEmail author
  • Berhanu Abrha
  • Getachew Hruy
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Settled agriculture in Tigray started at least 3000 years ago. Its long history is reflected in the high agricultural biodiversity, including endemic crops, such as the emblematic cereal tef (Eragrostis tef).

Further Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alemtsehay Tsegay
    • 1
    Email author
  • Berhanu Abrha
    • 1
  • Getachew Hruy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dryland Crop and Horticultural SciencesMekelle UniversityMekelleEthiopia

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