Horse Beans

Ethiopia horse bean is one of the most important bean species in the horn of Africa. It go under the local name baqella in Amharic. They feature in a number of meals including the famous processed flour by the name of Shiro.


Glycine max, commonly known as soybean in North America or soya bean,  is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses. The plant, classed as an oilseed rather than a pulse by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, produces significantly more protein per acre than most other uses of land.



Ethiopian origin


Chick Pea

Chickpea is the most important pulse crop in Ethiopia. The bulk of the crop variety in the country is dominated by the sweet Desi type, and the Kabuli type is also grown in limited areas.

Haricot Bean

Haricot bean is one of the most important legumes grown in the lowlands of Ethiopia, particularly in the Rift Valley. In these area farmers grow white pea beans for export and home consumption.