Benefit-SBN in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and Amhara and Tigray Regions Agricultural Research Institutes (ARARI and TARI) conducted a rapid assessment involving stakeholders of the most pressing challenges of the sesame sector in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The result shows four major alert areas or pressing issues:
- Reduced sesame acreage affects future export revenues
- Availability of labour and welfare of labourers are of major concern
- Mobility restriction hampers input- and extension services
- Increased costs for production result in a more acute need for credit
Please follow the links and read the introductory brief and the alerts with proposed actions to address the identified issues.