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Table 6 Application rates (kg/ha) of N and P nutrients on maize in selected administrative regions of Ethiopia

From: Factors that transformed maize productivity in Ethiopia

Region 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013
A: Overall maize growers
 Amhara 26 35 31 43 41 50 48 47 57
 Oromia 14 21 17 16 15 20 25 29
 SNNP 11 17 13 21 18 19 24 21 28
 Tigray 5 0 5 6 4 7 9 19 19
 BSG 5 12 9 10 7 8 10 14 13
 Ethiopia 16 22 18 22 20 26 28 34
B: Exclusively those applying fertilizers
 Amhara 57 70 62 82 83 92 79 74 91
 Oromia 58 62 57 61 61 51 52 54 60
 BSG 49 70 65 69 56 88 62 65 58
 SNNP 37 42 40 58 54 56 54 49 53
 Tigray 36 0 36 34 28 32 31 45 44
 Ethiopia 54 62 56 68 68 71 61 59 68
  1. Calculated by the authors from CSA (www.csa.gov.et)
  2. Data for 2011 were incomplete and left out