To enhance the Ethiopian export trade and private sector development the BENEFIT-ENTAG programme has been working on addressing market constraints of the spice sectors through creating better market linkages, technical and financial support to innovations, capacity building activities, and platform meetings.
collaborating in selected loctions on increasing productivity and strengthening value chains
BENEFIT-REALISE programme handed over a nationwide 50-meter geomorphic map to stakeholders, including Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), at the workshop held on 9 March 2020. The base map is a tool applicable for soil/land resource mapping, agro-ecological zonation and other biophysical mapping missions.
We are pleased to share with you, the BENEFIT Partnership Newsletter for the months of October-December 2019. In this issue, we bring you highlights of stories, updates and news from the five BENEFIT Partnership programmes – ISSD, CASCAPE, ENTAG, SBN and REALISE over the last three months.
On December 2, 2019, BENEFIT–PCU organized a half-day workshop on agriculture and nutrition linkages in BENEFIT programmes (ISSD, REALISE, SBN, ENTAG and CaNaG (CASCAPE Nutrition and Gender) to reflect on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture (NSA) lessons learned and identify key areas of future engagements and research opportunities.
On October 14, 2019, BENEFIT Partnership held a stakeholders’ workshop on future BENEFIT Partnership to validate the relevance of the planned components, get feedback on the content and explore opportunities for better alignment, synergy and future collaboration.
We are pleased to share with you, the BENEFIT Partnership Newsletter for the months of July-September 2019. In this issue, we bring you highlights of stories, updates and news from the five BENEFIT Partnership programmes – ISSD, CASCAPE, ENTAG, SBN and REALISE over the last three months.
A high-level visit took place on September 30, 2019 to BENEFIT (ISSD & REALISE) programme sites in Arsi, Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia. The field visit, organized by The BENEFIT Partnership, was meant to allow visitors to see the dynamics of the progarmmes’ operations and the extent to which the progarmme works with the government, research institutes and other NGOs towards the development of the agriculture sector.
“EXPERIENCE CAPITALIZATION: WORKING TOWARDS ITS INSTITUTIONALIZATION” is a booklet produced by The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), on facilitating the adoption of an experience capitalization process in rural development initiatives, The BENEFIT Partnership experience is featured on page 94.
Ethiopia Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Natural Resources and Food Security Sector, and the Bilateral Ethiopia-Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade (BENEFIT) Partnership signed a MoU to conduct soil classification and mapping for BENEFIT-REALISE pilot woredas. Soil Information and Mapping Directorate under the State Minister of Natural Resources and Food Security will collaborate with BENEFIT partnership (REALISE programme) on preparation and sustainable use of soils and recommendation maps.
BENEFIT Partnership playing active role towards producing better citizen generated data for SDG indicators
Five representatives from different non-governmental organizations were given an assignment to establish a National level network to facilitate engagement of non-governmental organizations in the process for engaging citizens to better produce citizen generated data which could lead to alternative joint report. BENEFIT Partnership was one of the five committee members selected.
A National Gender in Agricultural Mechanization Workshop was organized by the Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA) on 6 – 7 June 2019 at the Radison Blue Hotel in Addis Ababa. The workshop was organized to discuss the national agricultural mechanization strategy and implementation, and share evidence-based research and practices, successes and challenges related to mainstreaming gender in agricultural mechanization.