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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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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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