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Station Name: Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Center

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 32, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia

Phone: +251-1-33-85-55, 33-85-45, 33-85-40      Fax: +251-1-33-80-61   Email:

Contact person: Ato Negussie Tadesse

Year of establishment: 1955 

Geographic location:

latitude: 8 44' N
longitude: 38 58' E

Area (hectares): 170

Affiliations: Nationally mandated to do research on Durum wheat tef, chikpea and lentil, horticultural crops and forestry, animal sciences and agricultural economics.

Is the Field Station open all year? Yes

Permanent Staff:

Scientific: 50

Technical: 235

Does your field station have a specialized area of study? The station is involved in research and education related to breeding, agronomy, pathology, weed science, entomology, forage, animal nutrition, and socio-economics.

Is the Field Station available to visiting scientists and/or students? Yes

Are Research Grants available? No

Are Internships available? No

Describe the Biotic communities available at the Field Station: Tropical Grassland, Chaparral, Shrub Desert, Lentic Waters, Upwellings, Rural Techno-ecosystems, Agroecosystems.

Which facilities are available at the Field Station? (Check those which apply)

Lab Space: yes

Dorms:                                      Number of Beds:

Cabins:                                      Number of Beds:



Describe significant equipment and/or special equipment  available at the Field Station: chemical lab, sampling equipment

Are there recreational opportunities?  

Additional Comments: The Research Station is the oldest in the country and is an arm of the Alemaya University of Agriculture.

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