About Plant Production Technology

Agriculture is the predominant sector to the economy of Ethiopia. As a result of frequent drought experience in the country from time to time, Ethiopia is facing repeated malnutrition problems occasioned by unstable food crops production. There is an increasing trend of awareness of the need to evolve a sustainable agricultural system in the country while fostering food security without endangering the fragile environment or unduly exploiting the natural resource base on which agriculture depends heavily. Plant production technology is one of the sub-sectors of agricultural technology that deals with the art, science, technology, and business of growing plants. It includes the cultivation of cereal and pulse, sugar crops, oil crops, fiber crops, medicinal plants, fruits, vegetables, seeds, spices, mushrooms, root and tuber crops, flowers and ornamentals and non-food crops such as grass and ornamental trees and plants. It also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, landscape and garden design, construction, and maintenance, and arboriculture