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Table 4 Percent maize area covered by modern varieties in selected administrative regions of Ethiopia (2004–13)

From: Factors that transformed maize productivity in Ethiopia

Region 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Amhara 24 26 29 37 35 35 45 50 47 55
SNNP 17 23 10 17 20 18 25 33 32 43
Oromia 15 19 14 15 16 25 25 33 38
BSG 3 8 0 6 8 8 14 10 17
Tigray 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 3
Ethiopia 14 20 15 20 20 23 29 33 34 40
Million ha 1.39 1.52 1.69 1.77 1.77 1.77 1.96 2.05 2.01 2.00
  1. Constructed by the authors from CSA (www.csa.gov.et)
  2. Data for Oromia, BSG and Tigray were inconsistent and left out of the calculation; the national figure is a weighted average of Amhara and SNNP
  3. Total area of maize for the year