Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development

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Extension of Enset Plant Product for Rural Development in Ethiopia

Asres Ayele and Omprakash Sahu




For years kocho and bulla has been produced traditionally from Enset plant. More than 20 percent population of the country, concentrated in the highlands of southern and south eastern Ethiopia, depend upon enset for human food, fiber, animal forage, construction materials, medicines, means of earning cash income and insurance against hunger. Kocho and bulla processing equipment design is very crucial to upgrade the traditional processing towards modern style where might turn the value added kocho and bulla based product for export market. The whole plant design focused on transforming the traditional, which is unhygienic and tiresome, too efficient and quality guaranteed industrial level. Using Enset plant as raw material kocho and bulla flour is produced for large scale industry which is easy to handle and use. 


Keywords: Components, energy enset, flour, material