Lack of government incentives and commitment in the extension work of the aquaculture sector

23rd Nov 2017, BENEFIT ENTAG

One of the points discussed on the fifth aquaculture platform meeting is lack of government commitment in the sector. Find highlights and updates about all sub-sector platform activities by BENEFIT-ENTAG:

5 January 2018

Ethiopia is rising

3rd January 2018 (News Article)

"Foreign Direct Investment flow has reached 4.17 billion USD this year and created 16,000 jobs in agriculture, construction, hotel, real estate and horticulture are the sectors in which foreign investors have invested in." Read more.

5 January 2018

Agriterra modernizes cooperatives in Ethiopia

21st November 2017, Agriterra

Director Kees Blokland of Agriterra signed an agreement with the Ethiopian Ministr of Agriculture to modernise and strengthen the cooperative sector. Read More.

7 December 2017

DairyBISS started hay production trial in Holeta

13th Sept 2017, DairyBISS

Almost all hay production in Ethiopia is done on natural pastures without any fertilization. But simple pasture management practices including fertilizer and manure application and also right timing during harvest could improve on the quantity and quality of pasture for hay. DairyBISS, under the umbrella of BENEFIT program implemented by Wageningen University & Research, started a trial in close collaboration with Holeta TVET. Read more.

16 September 2017

DairyBISS graduated new Dairy Advisors

8th Sept 2017, WUR

With a presentation of their final practical assignment, the dairy production advisors graduated for the second round of the DairyBISS’ dairy production training. Read more.

16 September 2017

Hunger crises will escalate unless we invest more in addressing root causes, say UN food agency chiefs on visit to drought-hit Ethiopia

9th Sept 2017, Reliefweb

“It is essential to invest in preparedness and provide farmers and rural communities with knowledge and tools to safeguard themselves and their livelihoods. We’ve witnessed here that saving livelihoods means saving lives - it is people’s best defense against drought” - Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO. Read more

5 September 2017

Enhancing safety and quality of milk in Ethiopia

13th July 2017, Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Nine new projects under the second round of the third call of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) have received funding from NWO-WOTRO. A project from Ethiopia, “Healthy Cows – Healthy Food – Healthy Environment: Enhancing safety and quality of milk in Ethiopia with a focus on antibiotic residues”, is one of them and aims at enhancing milk quality and the position of women in dairy farming in Ethiopia. Read more.

20 July 2017

“Transforming Food Systems for Improved Nutrition”

13th July 2017, Food & Business Knowledge Platform

How can the agricultural sector in African countries help tackling the triple burden of malnutrition?

Transitions of African food systems are at a crossroads: there is an opportunity to prevent the mistakes made in OECD countries, where reducing undernutrition was accompanied by a pendulum swing in the direction of overnutrition and environmental degradation.

Read summary of lunch meeting 29th June 2017 at The Dutch Ministry Foreign Affairs. Here is the LINK.

20 July 2017

BENEFIT Partnership in Ethiopia

14th January 2016, Netherlands Embassy in Addis

4 food security programs of Wageningen UR linked in one Partnership - Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade (BENEFIT) Partnership. The programs are CASCAPE, ISSD, ENTAG and SBN. Read more.

14 January 2016