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Haricot bean value chain development in Alaba Special District

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Poster prepared for the Market-Oriented Smallholder Development: IPMS Experience-Sharing Workshop, Addis Ababa, 2-3 June 2011.

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Haricot bean value chain development in Alaba Special District

  1. 1. Improving Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) of Ethiopian Farmers Project የኢትዮÉያ Ñu_­‹ U`ƒ“ U`T’ƒ TdÅÑ>Á “ ¾ÑuÁ eኬƒ ýaË¡ƒ HARICOT BEAN VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT IN ALABA SPECIAL DISTRICTINTRODUCTION: Haricot Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is one of the major type of pulse widely grown in lowlandsand rift valley of Ethiopia. The IPMS project used value chain approach to develop haricot bean commodity to makefarmers more competitive, increase their economic benefit and productivity in one of the project sites in SouthernEthiopia, Alaba Special district. Haricot bean ranks the third major marketable commodity in the district playing role assource of income and nutrition in food security.PROBLEMS: Major problems identified in value chain development for haricot bean are low productivity (averageof 6.4 qt/ha in 2005), poor access to inputs (seeds), high crop loss associated with pests, weeds and diseases, lowtechnology adoption and dominance of traditional farming practice and lack of linkage with markets.SOLUTIONS: Improved varieties were already introduced in the area and IPMS project organized farmers seedmultipliers group (Fig. 1), seed cleaning and treatment (Fig 2) capacity building for improved agronomic practices (Fig3) establishment of seed bank and its committee (Fig 4), demonstration of bio-fertilizer (Fig 5) as alternativetechnology and timely and adequate supply of inputs through union shop (Fig 6), promotion and dissmianiton of ofimproved seeds ( Fig 7) , establishment of seed coopeeartive and progressive trend in seed production (Fig 8). PRODUCTION SEED MULTIPLYING GROUP SEED TREATEMENT AND FARMER’S PLOT Fig.1 SEED BANK MEMBERS Fig. 2- SEED TREATEMENT Fig.3- BETTER AGRONOMY INPUT /SERVCIE SUPPLY SEED MULTPLYERS AND SEED BANK INNOCULANT INPUTSHOP Fig.4 SEED BANK MEMBERS AND BANK Fig. 5- DEMONOSTRATION Fig.6- SUPPLY OF INPUTS MARKETING: SMALL PACK EXPERIMENT SEED PRODUCTION & COOPERATIVE FIG -7- SEED PROMOTION & DISSMIAITON FIG 8- SEED PRODCUTION TRENDCONCLUSION: Haricot been seed multipliers increased from 64 HH in 2008 to 1032 HH in 2010 as result ofcapacity built to strengthen the informal seed system, reduced crop loss, proper supply of inputs and improvedagronomic practice. Average yield has increased from 8qt/ha in 2008 to 16 qt/ha in 2010 leading to establishment ofseed cooperative and seed bank in 19 peasant association (PA). For further information: mahider.ilri.org/handle/10568/3028

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