One of the intervention areas of BENEFIT-ISSD Ethiopia is to improve Early Generation Seed (EGS) production and supply system. In line with that, the programme organized a two-day training for 52 research staff involved in Early Generation Seed (EGS) production. The primary objectives of the training held on October 29th and 30th, 2018 were to introduce the concepts of integrated seed sector development and seed systems, better understand Ethiopian seed related policies and discuss the roles and responsibilities of research institutes in the context of Ethiopian seed policies and regulations.
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.