Ethiopia: Aromatic and Medicinal Plants Research in Wondo Genet Agricultural Center - ENN
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. Plants have always been used extensively by humans for food, fuel, construction, clothing, medicine, decoration, cleaning, perfuming, lubricating and for the aromatic purpose. Of these aromatic and medicinal plants are of high importance as they play a valuable and important role in economic, social, cultural and ecological aspects of local communities.