Station Overview


35°36’E / 8°22’N. Region: Illubabor;

5 km north of Metu


1565 - 1789 m asl

Catchment size

Hydrological catchment: 672.7 ha;

Topographical catchment: 669.3 ha


According to Thornthwaite: humid

Mean annual temperature: 21 °C

Mean annual rainfall: 1512 mm

Length of growing period: 245 days


Precambrian Gneiss


Mainly Lixisols, few Fluvisols and


Soil degradation status

Low to medium degradation. Soil

fertility restricted by phosphorus


Agro-ecological classification

Wet Weyna Dega

Farming system

Rainfed, subsistence-oriented farming

system with ox-ploughing. Coffee as

cash crop. Uncontrolled grazing


Main crops

Maize, tef, sorghum. Coffee as cash


Climax vegetation

Broadleaf Baphia forest. Evergreen rain


Population density (PA)

80 inhabitants per km2 in 1990

Mean size of landholdings (PA):

1990: 2.6 ha per household

Livestock holdings (catchment, 1991)

1991: Mean total herd size per family:

5.6 animals, thereof 1.4 oxen

Station established in

May 1988


Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) of Addis Ababa University

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