Photo trip report from the initiation meeting of the Basona Worena woreda Innovation Platform, 1-2 February 2014

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Photo trip report from the initiation meeting of the Basona Worena woreda Innovation Platform, 1-2 February 2014

  1. 1. Photo trip report from the initiation meeting of the Basona Worena woreda Innovation Platform 1-2 February 2014
  2. 2. • The Africa RISING project in the Ethiopian highlands is supporting the establishment of local innovation platforms in each of its sites. • This visit aimed to brief agricultural research, development and other stakeholders working at Africa RISING sites about the program’s activities, and initiate the establishment of Innovation Platforms (IPs) with key partners. • By the end of the visits we established 4 strategic (woreda) and 8 operational (kebele) IPs and formed technical committees at woreda and kebele levels.
  3. 3. Zelalem Lema briefing participants on Africa RISING interventions
  4. 4. Kindu Mekonnen briefing agricultural research, development and other stakeholders working in Gudo Beret kebele about Africa RISING activities
  5. 5. Temesgen Alene, Africa RISING site coordinator, presenting cost benefit analysis for the kebele Innovation platform
  6. 6. Farmers involved in the discussion
  7. 7. Kindu Mekonnen translating for Jim Ellis-Jones
  8. 8. Model farmer presenting her experiences
  9. 9. Abiro Tigabie explaining the advantages and challenges of the preferred varieties and management practices
  10. 10. Innovation platforms explained – purpose, functions, membership and technical committees
  11. 11. Members of the Gudo Beret kebele technical committee Genet Mengistu , Mulu Habtie, Engdasew Abebe, Kidanu Gebrehana, Eshete Kebede
  12. 12. Members of the technical committee of Basona Worena woreda The Red fox in Bale Mountain Shewangizaw Negussie , Amhayesus Belete , Temesgen Alene , Abiro Tigabie, Tegene Seifu , Jemal Mohammed , Bekele Demssie , Silesih Aynekulu
  13. 13. Members of the innovation platform: Representatives of cooperatives, kebele administration, women and youth representatives, development agents, health extension workers, elders, and farmers
  14. 14. Project partners Ethiopia
  15. 15. Local partners Ethiopia • Academic institutions: Wachemo, Mekelle, Madawolabu, Debre Berhan and Hawassa universities; Maichew Agricultural College • Regional research organizations: Amhara Regional Agricultrural Research Institute, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute • Federal research organizations: Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research, Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute • Offices of Agriculture: Endamekoni (Tigray), Basona Worena (Amhara), Lemo (SNNRP) and Sinana (Oromia) • Agricultural Transformation Agency
  16. 16. Credits Produced by Africa RISING Project in Ethiopia Compiled by Apollo Habtamu Photo ILRIApollo Habtamu Our appreciation goes to team members, local partner organizations and the communities of Goshe Bado and Gudo Beret
  17. 17. Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation africa-rising.net The presentation has a Creative Commons licence. You are free to re-use or distribute this work, provided credit is given to ILRI.

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