On January 1, 2019, BENEFIT-ENTAG post-graduate internship project held its second midterm review meeting with twenty interns from across four regions. The meeting was organized to evaluate the various activities in the internship programme, address issues to effectively utilize the remaining internship period and contribute towards effective management of the project in the future. The twenty interns are recent BSc and MSc graduates from different universities in agribusiness, horticulture and other agricultural disciplines. Thus far, the project has places over 80 interns with an existing host companies engaged in horticulture, spices, aquaculture etc.
collaborating in selected loctions on increasing productivity and strengthening value chains
Four BENEFIT programmes combine efforts and work on the same commodities and products in selected locations; BENEFIT product-place combinations.
ISSD, CASCAPE, ENTAG and SBN collaborate in Metema woreda (in Amhara) to improve productivity and income from Sesame.
ISSD and CASCAPE collaborate in SNNPR region for creating improves access to seed of superior varieties of Faba Bean for increased productivity and income.
ISSD and CASCAPE collaborate in Tigray region to identify best practice for increasing sorghum production and promotion of the identified best practice.
ISSD and CASCAPE collaborate in Amhara region to improve productivity and income from bread wheat.
ISSD and CASCAPE collaborate in Amhara region to improve seed quality, productivity and income from malt barley.
ISSD and CASCAPE collaborate to enhance chickpea value chain in Oromia region to encourage farmers to commence preferred variety seed production.
ISSD, CASCAPE and ENTAG collaborate in Western Oromia to increase area under soya bean production by 20%.
ISSD and CASCAPE collaborate in SNNPR region with the objective of creating improve access to seed of superior variety, increased productivity and income as well
ISSD, CASCAPE and SBN collaborate in Western and Northern zones of Tigray region to improve quality Sesame production and marketing.