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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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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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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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140 individuals trained on home gardening

At the end of October and beginning of November 2019, about 140 including family heads, members of their family and development agents from East Belesa and Mirab Armachiho Woredas were trained on home gardening The training sessions were organized by Benefit-SBN in collaboration with GARC, East Belesa and Mirab Armachiho Woreda Offices of Agriculture. The training was organized in order

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