By Jonah Muthui (PhD) Nakuru Living lab (Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya) The success of a living lab requires active involvement of all actors in co-creating a vision, defining the objectives and identifying activities that achieve these objectives. The REFOOTURE project’s objective is to transform food systems to regenerative and inclusive systems. To achieve this objective, … Continue reading ESTABLISHING A LIVING LAB: KEY LESSSONS FROM ETHIOPIA
RAISE-FS and ENSP staffs met with Worldveg Ethiopia team on 22nd of July 2022 at SWR Ethiopia office to share experiences and discuss opportunities for collaboration. Dr. Tewodrose Terefe, RAISE-FS senior advisor, made an introductory remark to set the scene of the learning event. In his introductory remark he cited the forum's general objective as … Continue reading Sharing Experience and Exploring Possibilities for Partnership between Worldveg Ethiopia and RAISE-FS
By Tewodros Tefera (PhD) The REFOOTURE project (Food Futures Eastern Africa) promotes Regenerative Inclusive Food systems (RIFS) using a Living lab as a platform to bring thinkers, enablers, and doers to facilitate the process of change and transformation. It collects evidence, identifies pathways, and supports collaboration in innovation co-creation of regenerative and inclusive food systems … Continue reading Transforming a village using game-changer innovations model: The case of South Achefer living lab in Ethiopia
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) in partnership with Stichting Wageningen Research (SWR) conducted the validation workshop for the RAISE-FS regional plan on July 02, 2022, at Bellevue Hotel in Addis Ababa. Dr. Diriba Geleti, Deputy Director General for Research, EIAR, said in his opening speech that Interaction, networking and feedback are very important for … Continue reading Interaction, networking and feedback are very important to ensure food systems transformation
The underlying problem framing or conceptualization guides interventions to promote food system transformation. This framing, on the other hand, pays little attention to other, sometimes underlying causes of food system challenges, such as institutional interplay or power imbalances. In practice, however, determining how to intervene in a specific food system to most effectively promote food … Continue reading Identifying Leverage Points to Foster Food System Transformation in Ethiopia
Food system transformation requires innovation across and within food systems, as well as strong teamwork, partnerships, and building on previous experiences. Facilitating multi-stakeholder platforms at all levels is critical for food system transformation. RAISE-FS acknowledges and use as an implementation approach institutional innovations that improve and develop new models of collaboration and partnerships to ensure … Continue reading Institutional Innovation Key to Food System Transformation
Stichting Wageningen Research (SWR) Ethiopia inked collaboration agreements with regional Agricultural Research Institutes and Universities for its project Resilient Agriculture for Inclusive and Sustainable Ethiopian Food System (RAISE-FS) on the 29th of April 2022 at Bellevue Hotel in Addis Ababa. The signing ceremony took place between SWR-RAISE-FS and three regional universities- Bahir Dar, Hawassa, and … Continue reading SWR Ethiopia inks collaboration agreement with regional implementing partners
BENEFIT-SBN programme recently published a book about the programme experiences in the sesame sector in Northwest Ethiopia. The book looks at the many challenges and opportunities for transforming the sector, to the benefit of farmers and stakeholders involved.
BENEFIT-REALISE brief “The effect of COVID19 on agricultural casual labourers: a case of sesame belt migrants from Amhara and Tigray” highlights the findings of a rapid assessment designed to evaluate the early effects of COVID19 on PSNP households wage income in sesame growing areas of Tigray and Amhara regions.
To better understand the effects of COVID-19 on the livelihoods and food security of casual labourers at household level, especially those in PSNP areas, BENEFIT-REALISE conducted a rapid assessment in selected 17 zones and 24 PSNP woredas in six clusters of BENEFIT-REALISE programme.
The second BENEFIT ISSD-Ethiopia COVID-19 seed alert that was published this week highlighted issues related to release and registration of new varieties, timely supply of early generation seed (EGS), quality assurance in EGS production, reduced availability of varieties in high demand and challenges related to producers access to agro-inputs, labor and finance.
On June 9 2020, BENEFIT-ENTAG published a brief that outlines the major effects of COVID-19 on the performance of the Ethiopian poultry sector.
BENEFIT-SBN published its first Sesame Alert that highlights COVID-19 related challenges and urgent actions needed in the Ethiopian sesame sector. The brief outlines the major alters, their impacts, actions required, stakeholders involved, and a responsible body to take the initiatives.
In response to COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on food security, BENEFIT-ISSD Ethiopia Program’s recent effort focuses on better understanding how the pandemic affects the seed sector and supports the development of urgent coping strategies that would enhance resilience and support continuity of activities of the seed sector.