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Tot on cost recording

51  individuals convened from farmer cooperative unions, primary cooperatives, woreda office of agricultures and cooperative promotion offices received training on financial literacy from the 29th -30th of June, 2019 at Shire-Endasilassie. The objective of the training was to build the capacity of trainer’s in training financial literacy. In particular the training was given to increase the knowledge and skills of

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Training held on improved seed production methods

Benefit-SBN in collaboration with ISSD Amhara organized a two-day training on improved seed production techniques to 29 members of Workamba and Quara Seed Producer Cooperatives (SPCs) and three agricultural experts from the 1st -2nd of June 2019 at Gondar. The objectives of the training are to: develop the knowledge and skills of SPC members on quality seed production, marketing and

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Participatory Variety Selection to meet the seed challenge

In an effort to avail different types of improved varieties of sesame and soya bean, Benefit-SBN in conjunction with GARC has started to conduct Crowdsourcing and Participatory Variety Selection activities in selected kebeles at Metema woreda. Training sessions were organised at two levels at the end of June 2019. First 12 participants drawn from Metema Woreda Agriculture Office, SBN focal

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Training on entrepreneurship and business plan development

Benefit-SBN in collaboration with Central Gondar Zone Industry and Investment Department organised a two-day training on entrepreneurship and business plan development for six entrepreneurs who are engaged in value addition activities related to sesame, from the 10th– 11th of June 2019. In the first day of the training participants have learnt about characteristics of entrepreneurship, business canvas model, value chain

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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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