History: Werer Agricultural Research Center, the then called Melka Werer Agricultural Research Station, was established in 1964 by the Research Department found under the Ministry of Agriculture. It was established to conduct research on cotton crop with the objective of giving support to the Cotton Farms established in Awash Valley. After two years, the station was transferred to the newly established Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR) in 1966. Presently, the center is one of the federal agricultural research center conducts research activities on Cotton, Oil Crops and Irrigated Agriculture.
Land holding:56 ha Research Farm: 200 ha Residence: 47 ha other purpose
Total: 301 ha
Location (Latitude/longitude): 9º16'N and 40º9'E
Agro-ecological zones (AEZs): AI (Hot to warm humid low land)
Altitutde: 750m m.a.s.l.
Temperature (min/max): 26.7ºC and 40.8ºC
Length of growing period (LGP): 3-5 Months
Soil type: Vertisols and flui-soil
Coordination Role: Cotton and irrigated agriculture crops
Distance from Addis Ababa: 280 km
Humera Agricultural Research Center
Tel: (+251) 221-140276/221-140272
Fax: (+251) 221-140278
Humera , Tigray , Ethiopia
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