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Orientation workshop held on the 2019 production season scaling-up plan

On the 22nd of May 2019, Gondar Agricultural Research Center (GARC) together with Benefit-SBN organised a one-day orientation workshop, with the objective of introducing the scaling up plan of 2019 production season and sharing responsibilities among relevant stakeholders. In attendance were 22 individuals including woreda administrators, agriculture office Heads, extension division leaders, Central and West Gondar zones agriculture department heads,

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Training on improved sesame seed production

On the 27th of May 2019, Benefit-SBN and ISSD Tigray Unit organised a one-day training for 42 individuals including seed experts from woredas, private seed producers and seed producing cooperatives drawn from Kafta-Humera, Tahtay Adiyabo and Wolkaiet. The objective of the training was to improve the knowledge and skill of producers and experts on quality sesame seed production, financial literacy,

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Newly recruited development agents receive training on different subjects

About 25 development agents convened from the six-sesame producing woredas of Western and North-western Tigray zones were trained as trainers on improved sesame production package, financial literacy, environmental degradation and sesame value chain development issues, from the 24th-25th of May 2019. The training was conducted with the objective of filling the knowledge and skill gap of newly recruited development agents

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Development agents trained on financial literacy and training facilitation skills

More than 800 development agents drawn from seven woredas of Western and Central zone of Gondar participated on a one day training of trainers workshop on farm cost recording and doing cost-benefit analysis as well as training facilitation skills. The training in Tach Armachiho, Tegede, East and West Belesa woredas of the Central Gondar zone was organised on the 13th

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SBN Newsletter #20- April 2019

In this issue you will read about: Financial literacy trained farmers recognized Banks and unions in the sesame zone positive about the future The practice of sesame marketing at odds with the quality measurement principles: A call for rewarding quality Input credit remains the key priority challenge in sesame production Improved collaboration at the grassroots for better access to input

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