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Area and Production of Crops

The Central Statistical Agency (CSA) of Ethiopia is assigned by law to provide official statistical information on the country’s agriculture since 1980/81. The main purpose of these information is to alert policy interventionists on the changes taking place in the agricultural sector.

As part of this task the 2012/13 (2005 E.C.) Agricultural  Sample  Survey  (AgSS)  was  conducted  to  provide  data  on  crop  area  and production  of  crops  within  the  private  peasant  holdings  for  Meher(Main)  Season  of  the  specified year.  The summarized survey results are presented in the table below.

Agricultural sample survey result for 2012/13

Commodity

2004

2005

Area in Hectare

Production in Quintal

Area in Hectare

Production in Quintal

Teff

2,731,111.67

34,976,894.64

2,730,272.95

37,652,411.66

Barley

948,107.43

15,852,869.21

1,018,752.94

17,816,522.08

Wheat

1,437,484.73

29,163,336.88

1,627,647.16

34,347,061.22

Maize

2,054,723.69

60,694,130.14

2,013,044.93

61,583,175.95

Sorghum

1,923,717.49

3,951,942.36

1,711,485.04

36,042,619.65

Chick-peas

231,298.54

4,002,077.19

239,512.43

4,097,331.63

Sesame

337,505.41

2,447,833.59

239,532.34

1,813,760.51

Coffee

515,882.46

3,768,231.72

528,751.11

2,755,298.73

Honey

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Compiled from CSA agricultural sample survey 2012/13 (2005 EC)

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