Enset (Ensete ventricosum) clone selection by farmers and their cultural practices in southern Ethiopia
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Yemataw, Z.; Mohamed, H.; Diro, M.; Addis, T.; Blomme, G. (2014) Enset (Ensete ventricosum) clone selection by farmers and their cultural practices in southern Ethiopia-Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 61(6) p. 1091-1104
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Enset, Ensete ventricosum, is a crop that contributes to food security for more than 20 % of Ethiopia's population. One clone never fulfills all the ecological and social requirements and hence farmers maintain a diverse range of enset cultivars on their farm. The objective of this work was to assess morphological and use value related characterization and document the indigenous knowledge of farmers on classification, cultivation and utilization of enset. A total of 280 farm households in seven zones were surveyed using individual household interviews.