ESTABLISHING A LIVING LAB: KEY LESSSONS FROM ETHIOPIA

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

Sharing Experience and Exploring Possibilities for Partnership between Worldveg Ethiopia and RAISE-FS

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

Transforming a village using game-changer innovations model: The case of South Achefer living lab in Ethiopia

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

Interaction, networking and feedback are very important to ensure food systems transformation

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

Identifying Leverage Points to Foster Food System Transformation in Ethiopia

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

Institutional Innovation Key to Food System Transformation

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

SWR Ethiopia inks collaboration agreement with regional implementing partners

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

The Second BENEFIT ISSD-Ethiopia seed alert highlights the effect of COVID-19 mobility restrictions on the Ethiopian seed sector

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.  

New effort to better understand and mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on the seed sector: A collaborative effort between ISSD Ethiopia and WCDI

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.