Model farmers play a crucial role in convincing other farmers about the improved varieties and technologies offered by CASCAPE. A group of ten to twenty farmers will centre around a model farmer reviewing his or her demonstration plots and learning from his or her experience. 

100 model farmers are trained by CASCAPE each year. The training sessions equip farmers with knowledge about row planting, spacing, tuber sizes, diffuse light storages (DLS) and the ideal rate of seeds used per hectare.


39,800kg Yield achieved from new potato seeds Belete per hectare, one of the improved varieties Muluken received from the regional research centre.

33% Besides increasing his seed potato productivity, Muluken was able to improve his yield for his other crops by a third.