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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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High-level consultative meeting held on sesame sub sector strategic challenges at Bahir Dar

Amhara Region Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI) in collaboration with Benefit-SBN organised a high-level consultative meeting on the major challenges facing the sesame sub-agricultural sector on the 30th of December 2019 at Bahir Dar. In attendance were over 35 officials including HE Mr. Melaku Alebel, Head of the Amhara Region Industry and Investment Bureau with the rank of vice president for the

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Issue Briefs

We made efforts to produce issue briefs, experience papers and lessons learned documents. The table below shows the overview of the issue brief produced. Below the table you will find the links to the issue briefs. The issue briefs provide backgrounds on the major challenges of the sesame sector, experiences on the works done thus far, opportunities and most importantly

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Tigray regional level stakeholders discuss on the strategic challenges of the sesame sub-sector

Tigray Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) in collaboration with Benefit-SBN organised a thematic meeting for Tigray regional level sesame sub-sector stakeholders on the 14th of December 2019 at Wukro, Tigray region. In attendance were regional level bureau heads/directors, deputies, consultants of the regional government, financial institutions etc. Participants discussed on the major challenges, in particular, seed and agro-inputs, mechanisation, investor farmers

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Production Guides

Benefit-SBN has produced attractive production guides for sesame, soya bean, mung bean bean and cotton. It also produced field guides for sesame pest, disease and weed controlling. The field guides target mainly farmers but they can also be used by development agents and agricultural professionals. Below are the links to access these field guides.

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