BENEFIT-REALISE best fit practices bridging food gap

Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) beneficiary households are resource poor subsistence farmers who are vulnerable to shocks. Creating access to best practices for enhanced production and productivity of PSNP households through validation and demonstration is an important intervention focus of BENEFIT-REALISE. The best fit practices of potato package comprising high yielding variety of Belete variety, agronomic practice and crop protection approaches was demonstrated on irrigated land by Mekelle University cluster.

The result of the intervention following the harvest in May, proved that adopting BENEFIT-REALISE potato best practice contributes in bridging the food gap at critical time of food shortage in the months June, July, August and September as reported in the baseline survey. (below)

food gap chart

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