Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L,) is the second important legume crops, next to faba bean in Ethiopia. However, its national average yield (1.6 t ha-1) is far below the yield of improved varieties in research fields (3.5 t ha-1). This is, mainly, due to inadequate supply of quality seeds of the improved varieties and disease problem. Participatory variety selection on common bean was conducted in Halaba district in Southern Ethiopia with the objectives of identifying disease resistant and farmers-preferred varieties, and investigating farmers’ variety selection criteria.

Published: 2019-10-22