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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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Field days organized at Kafta Humera woreda

Humera Agricultural Research Center (HuARC) and Kafta Humera Woreda Office of Agriculture in collaboration with Benefit-SBN organized farmers field day for nearly 290 individuals, on the 21st and 23rd of September 2019. The participants included agricultural experts, development agents, researchers, large and smallholder farmers, representatives from cooperative promotion offices, administrations, women and youth affairs office and the media. Participants visited

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Farmers evaluate sesame and soya bean varieties

On the 19th of September 2019, Metema Woreda Office of Agriculture (WoA) in collaboration with Gondar Agricultural Research Center (GARC) and Benefit-SBN organized field days at Kokit and Kumer Aftet Kebeles for more than 200 farmers from Kokit and Kumer Aftit kebeles. The field days are components of the Crowd Sourcing (CS) and Participatory Variety Selection (PVS) activities that GARC

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Regional level field day held at Central and Mirab Gondar zones

On the 17th of September 2019, the Agriculture Offices of Tach Armachiho, Tegede and Mirab Armachiho Woredas in collaboration with Gondar Agricultural Research Center (GARC), ATA and Benefit-SBN organized a one-day field day for more than 300 individuals convened from regional, zone, woreda and kebele level stakeholders. In attendance were administrators, researchers, agricultural expert, heads from different bureaus and offices

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Field day held at Misrak Belesa

Misrak Belesa Woreda Office of Agriculture organized field day for more than 60 woreda and kebele level agricultural professionals and administrators on 16th of September 2019. The participants visited Achikan kebele farmer training centre (FTC) where different sesame varieties and rotation crops such as mung bean, soya bean, sorghum and a fodder crop cowpea has been planted. After the field

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CDI-WUR manager pays a visit to the sesame production areas of Northwest Ethiopia

Hedwig Bruggeman, Manager of Centre for Development Innovation at Wageningen University and Research (CDI-WUR) together with Dr. Irene Koomen, BENEFIT coordinator and Dr. Dawit Alemu, BENEFIT manager visited the sesame production area of Northwest Ethiopia, from 03rd-4th of September 2019. The group came to Dansha on the first day of the trip and visited Gashaw Mesafint’s, a smallholder sesame farmer,

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Farmers field day organized at Mirab Armachiho Woreda

Mirab Armaciho Woreda Office of Agriculture organized a farmer’s field day at Midregent Kebele on 1st of September 2019. 141 (17 women) smallholder farmers, commercial farmers, agricultural professionals and woreda administration participated in the field day. Participants visited a commercial farmers field, where sesame and rotation crops have been planted using good agricultural practices, farmer training centre and seed multiplication

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SBN Newsletter #21

In the 21st issue of the SBN Newsletter you will read about: Kebele Agro Economic Planning (KAEP): a challenge for the 13 lowland woredas in Northwest Ethiopia   Training sessions organised on entrepreneurship and business plan development, home gardening, seed production, financial literacy Quality seed shortages continue to be a top bottleneck in the sesame production SBN stakeholder start-up the

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Training for youth and women farmers at Belesa

Benefit-SBN organised targeted training to women and young farmers on 20 steps improved sesame production technologies and financial literacy on 12th of July 2019 at Guhala town, Belesa woreda The objective of the training was to increase the knowledge and skills of women and young farmers with on the improved sesame production technologies and cash recording and performing cost-benefit analysis.

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