Table 1: Characteristic features of surveyed faba bean fields in eight districts of Bale highlands, south eastern Ethiopia.

DistrictAltitude (m. a. s. l)Annual total rainfall (mm)Temperature (°C)Soil type

Agarfa2328-250590710-24Vertisol
Dinsho2528-259911705-20Clay
Gasera2341-24288788-24Vertisol
Ginir1889-228998314-27Loam
Goba2445-26009359-23Vertisol
Gololcha1993-210299412-27Vertisol
Goro1805-22379209-32Loam
Sinana2374-24568786-24Vertisol