100,000 copies of the sesame production guide entitled “20 Important Steps to Double Yield and Improve Quality of Sesame” have already been published and distributed to the sesame farmers in northwest Ethiopia. The production guide is published in both Amharic (50,000) and Tigregna (50,000) languages.
The guide is produced based on previous year’s experiences and existing research. It is produced for farmers and trainers. With its clear pictures and understandable explanations of the 20 steps, it is useful for farmers.
The publication of the ﬁeld guide was made possible with the support of the Netherlands government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Several projects and organizations such as the Sesame Business Network (SBN) Support Programme, Cooperative for Change(C4C)/SNV, Center for Development Innovation of Wageningon University, Agriteera, CASCAP, 2SCALE/IFDC are working together to support the sesame sector performance improvement.