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June 24th, 2015 / Farmbiz Africa

thumb.aspxCultivation of finger millet has over time been on a free fall in Ethiopia despite the immense nutritional benefits the crop has to humans. In most instances farmers have cited a lack of buoyant breeds. Now scientists have offered farmers a solution through provision of hybrid breeds. The scientists from Addis Ababa University, supported by Bio-Innovate Africa, successfully released a new finger millet variety Addis -01 (ACC 203544), which is expected to revitalize the growing of the crop in Africa. Read more