20,000 Ethiopian smallholders targeted with climate smart technology

7 November 2018, CTA

“We need to build the capacity of smallholder farmers to cope with unpredictable climate variability through innovations in technology and improved farming practices. This project will serve to test some of these innovations and open the way to scaling up successful practices to a large number of farmers,” said Michael Hailu, Director of the CTA. Read more.

7 November 2018

A field day for lentils demonstration to improve extension service

November 2018, SNV Ethiopia

Resilience project conducted lentils demonstration field day to expose farmers and experts to improved management practices of lentils, learn about the performance of new varieties and create awareness for improving the extension service on the commodity. Read more.

5 November 2018

Putting hillas-stacked sesame together

21 October 2018, Sesame Business Network (BENEFIT-SBN)

Farmers at Lemlem kebele, who were exemplary in applying cluster farming- using the improved sesame production package in their adjacent fields, have continued to apply suggested recommendations. They put their hills together. Read more.

1 November 2018

Ethiopia to Strengthen Agriculture to Improve Food Security

14 August 2018, Prensa Latina

According to the director of Public Relations of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Alemayehu Berhaunu, these objectives can be achieved with an abundant yield of inputs in the Integrated Industrial Parks, established in four states and responsible for obtaining quality export products in large quantities. Read more.

17 August 2018

How conservation agriculture is helping Ethiopian farmers become more than subsistence farmers

3 August 2018, Addis Standard

In Hawassa Zuria district, Yohannes Gudeta, a 30-year-old maize farmer, has been applying the SIMLESA-promoted CA-based practices for the past 8 years. After a year of experimentation on his farm, Yohannes noted an important difference in the health of his soil, “They intercropped maize and beans without plowing the land, and the residue was retained on the field. The land became more fertile and had better organic matter. Secondly, because of the residue, the soil maintained more moisture,” he explains.
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16 August 2018

Agriculture Sector Monthly Gap Analysis - Agriculture Emergency Seed and Tools Intervention (July 2018)

20 July 2018, Agriculture Cluster - Ethiopia

Please find Agriculture Sector Monthly Gap Analysis - Agriculture Emergency Seed and Tools Intervention (July 2018) here.

15 August 2018

Women’s cooperatives boost agriculture and savings in rural Ethiopia

1 August 2018, UN Women

For Kamso Bame, a widowed mother of 12 and owner of 2.5 acres of land, the tractor has shaved off days of grueling labour. Bame is among more than 2,000 smallholder women farmers involved in a joint UN programme to boost sustainable agricultural production and rural women’s economic empowerment, through training and cooperatives. Read more.

14 August 2018

Ethiopia releases new, perennial sorghum variety

31 July 2016, Science & Development Network

A new sorghum variety has been introduced in Ethiopia, and it could increase yields up to five times than the existing variety.
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1 August 2018

BENEFIT-SBN: Planting Sesame in Row

12 July 2018, BENEFIT SBN

Benefit-SBN, in collaboration with Gondar and Humera Agricultural Research Centers (GARC and HuARC), is row planting sesame and rotation crops in 450 hectares of land. Read more.

16 July 2018

BENEFIT Partnership in Ethiopia

14th January 2016, Netherlands Embassy in Addis

4 food security programs of Wageningen UR linked in one Partnership - Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade (BENEFIT) Partnership. The programs are CASCAPE, ISSD, ENTAG and SBN. Read more.

14 January 2016