Teff Grass thrives well in arid areas with rainfall as little as 300mm and in temperatures of 15-35 degree Celsius, on various soils.
The crop matures in 45-60 days thus playing a critical role in building resilience among the farming communities especially in the ASAL region.
The straw is soft and fast drying, nutritious and palatable especially for cattle. Has a leaf stem ratio of 73:27 and protein content of 14-15%.
KALRO Katumani has developed 10 high yielding Teff varieties.
Marsabit county is the only one that prioritized Teff Value Chain under the Kenya Climate-Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP)