Research Centre for Highland Fruits and Enset Genetic Research & Conservation Centre will be the holistic centre where cutting-edge researches on plant science, horticulture, agriculture, animal breeding, fodder, health, social and other aspects of medical sciences will be conducted, Vice President, Dr Agena Anjulo, informed.

Dr Agena was speaking in the backdrop of AMU signing agreement with Arba Minch-based Anjulo Arshe Building Construction Company to construct Research Centre for Highland Fruits at Ezzo and Enset Genetic Research & Conservation Centre at Laka Hollo in Chencha.
The Research Centre to be built in the sprawling area of 33 hectares and Enset Park on 2 hectares will cost over ETB 33 Million to AMU; the construction is expected to be completed in a year’s time.
Dr Guchie Gulie from AMU and Mr Anjulo Arshe from the above mentioned Construction Company inked the agreement at Senate Hall, Main Campus on December 9, 2014, in the presence of AMU top officials.
Dr Agena elaborating further said, this initiative will provide us the platform to communicate with the community. It will have complete infrastructure, designated researchers with required assistive staff to carry out research and come up with new varieties of highland fruits i.e. Apples, peach etc., vegetables, new species of animal for the interest of the community.
Enset Genetic Research & Conservation Centre is meant to preserve and conserve the existing species for the welfare of the surrounding community.
The research centre will have laboratory, research centre, office blocks, 100-seat capacity multi-purpose hall, classrooms and dormitory block. Enset Park will also have research centre, dormitory block, offices, classroom and hall as well.

(By Corporate Communication Directorate: Philips Joseph)