Focus on Seed Programs The Ethiopian Seed
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Getinet Gebeyehu, Gurmu Dabi, Gudissa Shaka, Zewdie Bishaw. (1/1/2001). Focus on Seed Programs The Ethiopian Seed. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Ethiopia is located between longitude 33oW and 48oE and between latitude 15.4oN and 3.4oS. The mean annual rainfall varies from 100mm in the northeast to more than 2400mm in the southwest. The lowest maximum temperature recorded in the highlands with the highest maximum temperatures in the northern parts of the Rift Valley and southeastern lowlands of the country. The spatial patterns of relative humidity indicate maximum values in the southwestern, western and northwestern highlands. Low values of relative humidity are observed over the northeastern and southeastern lowlands and the spatial distribution of relative humidity varies from 40% to 85%.