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Oromia Agricultural Research Institute

Sinana Agricultural Research Center


Envision for food self-sufficiency and security and for modernized agricultural society in sustainable environment in southeast of oromia region in particular and in the country in general.


Contribution to the strategy planned for food self-sufficiency and security, poverty reduction and subsequent improvement of socio-economic condition of the farming community and other stakeholders in diversified agro-ecologies of bale zone through adaptation, generation and transfer of demand driven sustainable agricultural technologies in a multidisciplinary and participatory research approach that increase agricultural productivity while protecting, restoring and maintaining of natural resource in the environment.

Objectives of the center

Ø  Identify and prioritize agricultural production constraint and potentials of farming systems in various agro-ecologies of Bale and West Arsi zone

Ø  Develop improved crop and feed resources production management practices and sustainable natural resources management technologies in an environmentally friendly and conservation based manner.

Ø  Promote improved agricultural technologies ‘basket of option’ to choose the best technology that fits into the production system of the farming community.

Research Process Descriptions

Crop research technology generation process

Ø  Cereal research case team

Ø  Pulse and oil crops research case team

Ø  Fruit, vegetables and spices case team

Natural Resource research technology generation process

ü  Soil fertility and water management research team

ü  Farm management case research team

ü  Forest resource and management case team

Live stock research technology generation process

Ø  Animal feeds and range land research case tea

Ø  Bee research case team

Agricultural Extension & Economics

Ø  Socio- economic research case team 

Ø Agricultural extension research case team


Sinana is found in Bale zone of Oromia region at 463 km from Finfinne(Addis Ababa). Its geographical location is 07007’N latitude and 40010’E longitude. The elevation of the center is 2400 m.a.s.l with topography of gentle slope plain, which has beauty scene for vision and is quite conducive for agricultural production system under rain-fed in the present climatic conditions.


Tel  0221,19,11,09/0221,19,07,49/0221,19,07,48

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P. O. Box    208, Robe, Bale

E-Mail   tesfayeletta@gmail.com

Address Zone__Bale   Wereda  Sinana