Aromatic and Medicinal Plants in Wondogenet Agricultural Research Center Botanical Garden, South EthiopiaDejene Tadesse Banjaw*, Wondimkun Dikir, Aynalem Gebre, Woldemariam Geja, Damtew Tsegaye and Yigermal Molla
Wondogenet Agricultural Research Center, Department of Crop Research, Ethiopia
- Corresponding Author:
- Dejene Tadesse Banjaw
ondogenet Agricultural Research Center
Department of Crop Research, Ethiopia
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Received November 21, 2016; Accepted December 05, 2016; Published December 12, 2016
Citation: Banjaw DT, Dikir W, Gebre A, Geja W, Tsegaye D, et al. (2016) Aromatic and Medicinal Plants in Wondogenet Agricultural Research Center Botanical Garden, South Ethiopia. Med Aromat Plants (Los Angel) 5: 278. doi: 10.4172/2167-0412.1000278
Copyright: © 2016 Banjaw DT, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
WondoGenet Agricultural Research Center is one of the national research centers in Ethiopia administered under Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). It is located about 267 km south of Addis Ababa with altitude ranges between 1760 and 1920 masl. Its mean annual rainfall and temperature 1372 mm and 19°C respectively. The center was established in 2009 being center of excellence in Aromatic, Medicinal and Biodiesel crops research. The main focus of the center is conducting and coordinating problem solving researches in the country on aromatic, medicinal and bio-diesel crops. Due to the varied topography and climate, Ethiopia is home to different plant species that grow on its highlands and rift valley. It was reported that 70-80% of the population and 80-90% of the animals uses traditional herbal medicine for their health care in Ethiopia.