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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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SBN NEWSLETTER 22

In the 22 issue of the SBN Newsletter you will read about CDI-WUR manager visit in the northwest Ethiopia; the oil-seed sector paradoxes in Ethiopia; couple who gets benefit from home gardening; gender disparities in the SBN; farmers field day, pest and disease management training and others.

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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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