Mung bean is known locally as “Masho”. It is a new and emerging crop in Ethiopia with good results. It has been said that green mung beans grown in Ethiopia have good quality and they command a prime premium on the international market. The volume of production is also very small and it is concentrated mainly in North Shewa and South Wollo zones of Amhara region and in some woredas of Beneshalgul Gumuz region. Mung beans are grown in few areas of the country.
Although green Mung bean is commonly used in some other countries, it is little consumed in Ethiopia even by those who produce it. It is only produced as a cash crop to generate income by selling it to exporters.