Archive | October, 2016


Sesame field day organised for financial institutions: participants discuss on the major challenges related to finance

Sesame field visit was organised for bankers and representatives of micro-finance institutions and kebele loan committees at Sanja on October 24, 2016. The field day brought together about 70 participants convened from North Gondar branches of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), Cooperative Bank of Oromia (CBO), Amhara Credit and Saving Institution (ACSI), Tach Armachiho woreda […]

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Sesame farmers field day

Humera Agricultural Research Center (HuARC) in collaboration with BENEFIT-SBN organised farmers field day for over 300 individuals drawn from farmers’ cooperatives, unions, research, offices of agriculture, administration and other stakeholders of the SBN from western Tigray zone on the 5th of October 2016. The main aim of the field day was to show farmers and […]

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Training on sesame pest and disease control

During action planning, SBN stakeholders pointed out that sesame pest and disease infestation is one of the major challenges that affect sesame production and productivity in northwest Ethiopia. Observations also show that farmers and agricultural experts’ do have a knowledge gap in identifying sesame pests and diseases and applying recommended management options. To address this […]

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Field day on rotation crops

More than 70 farmers, staff members of primary cooperatives and unions, experts from woreda office of agriculture and BENEFIT-SBN visited the soya bean and sorghum fields planted as rotation crops for sesame at Addis Alem kebele, Tegede woreda on the 29th of October 2016. The field day was organised by Tegede woreda office of agriculture […]

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Training held on practical sesame pest and disease management

Over 160 agricultural experts, development agents, staffs from farmers’ cooperatives and private input suppliers were trained on sesame pest and disease management on 30th of August and 1st of September 2016 at GARC’s research centres in Metema and Sanja. The training sessions were organized by Gondar Agricultural Research Center (GARC) in collaboration with woreda offices […]

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By Sesame Business Network, Gondar-Ethiopia