Archive | June, 2017

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Rolling out of financial literacy training started

Benefit- SBN, in collaboration with Farmers’ Cooperative Unions, has been training farmers in financial literacy- cost recording and calculating- since 2015. Over 1,100 farmers were trained and supported to record their costs and calculate their profit and/or loss in the last two years.  In 2017, Benefit-SBN and nine Farmer Cooperative Unions have planned to scale […]

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30 seed producer farmers trained

Metema woreda office of agriculture in collaboration with Gondar Agricultural Research Centre (GARC), ISSD Amhara and Benefit- SBN organised training on seed production technologies for 30 farmers drawn from two seed producing cooperatives from Metema and Quara woredas, North Gondar zone. The training session, held on the 17th of June 2017 at Gendewuha, was organised […]

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Training held on improved sesame and rotation crops production and marketing

BENEFIT portfolio programmes in Tigray region, namely ISSD, SBN and CASCAPE organised training of trainers’ workshop for 54 agricultural experts convened from Western and North-western Tigray zone on sesame, sorghum, mung bean and soybean production and marketing. The ToT was organised from the 17th-18th of June 2017 at Shire. The training was organised with the […]

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Training on MRR experiment set up and management

82 agricultural professionals drawn from North Gondar zone sesame producing woredas were trained on marginal rate of yield return (MRR) treatment set up and management techniques. The objective of the training was to capacitate agricultural experts so that they design and manage the treatment in a very professional way. Benefit-SBN run MRR experiment to have […]

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Kebele-level agro-economic development planning

In collaboration with SBN stakeholders, Benefit SBN has started to pilot kebele-level agro-economic development strategy in a bid to improve the adoption rate of 20 steps improved agricultural practices. Studies and previous years’ experiences show that adoption of good agricultural practices is not going as expected. Unavailability of credit, shortage of finance, lack of improved […]

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By Sesame Business Network, Gondar-Ethiopia