On the occasion of its 100th birthday (1918-2018), the Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in The Netherlands invited its alumni around the world to organize a Worldwide Alumni Day. With the support of Ethiopian WUR alumni, The Netherlands Embassy and the WUR-‘Bilateral Ethiopian-Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade (BENEFIT) Partnership’, the AgriProFocus Network in Ethiopia organized this Alumni Day on Saturday 23 June 2018 at ILRI, Addis Ababa. Since WUR has a unique understanding of the entire food chain, the central theme of the Alumni Day was ‘Access to Healthy Food in Mega Cities’.
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.