Archive | September, 2014

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SBN Support Programme conducts labour study

The SBN programme has been conducting a new study on the conditions and situations of labourers in the sesame sector in Northwest Ethiopia since June 2014. The main objective of the study is to get a better understanding of the characteristics, dynamics, and conditions of labour and labourers in the sesame/sorghum sector in northwest Ethiopia. […]

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Demonstration activities: Impression of model farmers and development agents

In the 2014 production season, demonstration of improved sesame production technologies has been conducted in 916 plots in northwest Ethiopia. These activities are run by the SBN-Support programme together with West Tigray and North Gondar zone and woreda Offices of Agricultures and Gondar and Humera Agricultural Research Centers. The progress of many of the demonstration […]

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HuARC to release new sesame seed variety

Humera Agricultural Research Center (HuARC) has been doing a research activity to generate a blight tolerant sesame seed variety. According to Haile Zibelo, the center director, HuARC has developed its research potential and it has been working hard to release blight tolerant candidate seed variety which will be called as Setit- 2. Haile said, “The […]

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Crop-rotation trial on progress

SBN support programme together with 2SCALE project are running a crop-rotation experimental trail in 19 different places at northwest Ethiopia. The objective of this experiment is to find out the best precursor crop for sesame. The experiment is conducted by focusing on sesame as a major crop and four other crops namely, sorghum, cotton, soybean […]

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Field days held in Tach Armachiho woreda

Tach Armachiho Woreda Office of Agriculture and Gondar Agricultural Research Center in collaboration with the SBN support program organized a field day for nearly 200 farmers in Ashere cluster on September 06, 2014. The field day was organized with the objective of showing farmers the importance of using improved agricultural technologies. Farmers visited sesame demonstration […]

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By Sesame Business Network, Gondar-Ethiopia