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Onion ((Allium cepa) is a recently introduced crop to Ethiopia. The release of a variety from introduced materials (from Sudan) has marked the beginning of extensive production of onion in the country. Ever since the crop is distributed to different parts of the country and is now become an important vegetable crop for markets and in daily life of people in the Oromia region as well as the country as a whole. Increasing onion production contributes to commercialization of the rural economy and creates many off-farm jobs.