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Labour and Labourers in the Sesame Lowlands: Analysis and Action for Health and Wealth

Benefit-SBN has conducted a thorough analysis of the labour situation in the sesame zone. This issue brief underscored the importance of labour for the success of the sesame sector and the employment opportunities for a huge number of seasonal labourers. The focus is to deal responsibly with the particular situation of this year and to ensure a safe match between

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Updates from the SBN

We herewith provide you with an update on the activities and initiatives that the SBN stakeholders, partners and the government are undertaking in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. In the Amharic version contents covered are: Providing extension materials to WoA Advice as soya bean may have a better market opportunity (with the establishment of the processing companies) Weather forecasting

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Benefit-SBN provides PRINT AND ELECTRONIC EXTENSION MATERIALS to Woreda Agriculture Offices

BENEFIT-SBN has provided electronic and printed soya bean and mung bean production guides, and a guide to the identification and control of sesame pests, diseases and weeds for seven woreda agricultural offices in the West Gondar and Awi Zones, on the 8th of June 2020. The support programme also compiled soft copies of all the extension materials including short videos,

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We herewith provide you with an update on the activities and initiatives that the SBN stakeholders, partners and the government are undertaking in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Contents covered are: Availability and welfare of labourers are of major concern in the sesame sector (result of the rapid assessment) Malaria: another concern for the sesame zone Efforts made to make

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rapid assessment

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

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Updates

We herewith provide you with an update on the activities and initiatives that the SBN stakeholders, partners and the government are undertaking in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Mechanization can help reduce the spread of the virus;  efforts made in NW Tigray   Effects of COVID-19 on the agricultural sector with recommendations on labour use  GARC’s trial on vertical agriculture 

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Updates

We herewith provide you with an update on the activities and initiatives that the SBN stakeholders, partners and the government are undertaking in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. The first update provides information about the extension communication strategy designed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also briefly highlighted on the effect of the pandemic (and the measures taken

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SBN NEWSLETTER 23

In the 23rd issue of the SBN Newsletter you will read about the firm stand of Benefit-SBN in supporting SBN stakeholders in the time of COVID-19 pandemic; high-level consultative meetings held in Wukero and Bahir Dar and directions given; suggestions on how to proceed on weather forecast; GARC’s preparation in availing improved seed; the mismatch between the demand of agro-processors and

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Experience papers

Benefit-SBN is producing experience papers on different subjects. The paper provide background and justification on the issue raised, activities done thus far, major results gained, stakeholders collaborations, challenges and opportunities and way forward.

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