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Lentil participatory variety selection (PVS) at Goshe Bado
End of season field days in Ethiopia zoom in on promising interventions
The Africa RISING project in Ethiopia has been organizing field days since 2013 for a range of participants at its 4 sites and 8 research kebeles.
The mid-season, end season and larger field days aim to demonstrate on-farm research interventions and get feedback from participating and non-participating farmers and other local and CGIAR partners. The field days also help identify technologies and management practices that suit farmers’ needs under local environmental conditions.
Field days have proved to be a strong mechanism for cross-project learning as they have engaged farmers, extension, NGOs, universities, market dealers, industries and other value chain actors across the whole project stakeholder spectrum.
The project organized field days in all of its research kebeles in the last quarter of 2015.
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Author: Willem Van Cotthem
Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development. View all posts by Willem Van Cotthem
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