Cold tolerance

Cold tolerant rice evaluation in Ethiopian highlands.

Ethiopia's geography is marked by mammoth depressions and mountains ranges due to the rift valley system that cuts across the country. Consequently vast arable lands are located at high altitudes more than 2000 meter above sea level. Rice was introduced to the country few decades ago nevertheless the production area is rapidly expanding. Rice can be grown in wide agroclimatic zones; however, low temperature stress is a series problem for rice growers at high elevations in the tropics.

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