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Photo trip report from the initiation 
meeting of the MaichewWoreda 
Innovation Platform 
5-7 February 2014
• The Africa RISING project in the Ethiopian highlands is 
supporting the establishment of local innovation platforms 
in ...
Gebrehiwot from the International Potato Centre (CIP) presenting results of the participatory 
community analysis in Maich...
Jim Ellis-Jones presenting on innovation platforms
Summary of Africa RISING activities to date including studies undertaken and main findings and 
possible interventions
Maichew operational innovation platform establishment meeting in Embahasti kebele
Briefing Innovation platforms – purpose, role, membership and technical committees of 
Innovation platforms
Farmer trials and demonstrations – 2013 (Potatoes, Wheat and Faba Bean)
A farmer raising his concerns in prioritizing action
Aber Adie briefing building partnerships, value chains and gender perspectives
Participants in Embahasti kebele
Visiting farmers’ potato stores
Dawit from Mekelle University briefing farmers on Innovation concept
Members of the technical committee of Emba-Hazti kebele 
(from left to right) Gabu Hagos, Getahun Addis, Bayraw Kiros , Aw...
Representatives of cooperatives, kebele administration, women and youth 
representatives, development agents, health exten...
The innovation platform team and technical committee of Endamehoni woreda
TheM Raeidch feowx inla nBdalsec aMpoeuntain
Project partners Ethiopia
Local partners Ethiopia 
• Academic institutions: 
Wachemo, Mekelle, Madawolabu, Debre Berhan and Hawassa universities; 
M...
Credits 
Produced by Africa RISING Project in Ethiopia 
Compiled by Apollo Habtamu 
Photo ILRIApollo Habtamu 
Our apprecia...
Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation 
africa-rising.net 
The presentation has a Creative...
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Photo trip report from the initiation meeting of the Maichew Woreda Innovation Platform, 5-7 February 2014

  1. 1. Photo trip report from the initiation meeting of the MaichewWoreda Innovation Platform 5-7 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. Gebrehiwot from the International Potato Centre (CIP) presenting results of the participatory community analysis in Maichew Woreda (Emba-Hazti and Tsibet)
  4. 4. Jim Ellis-Jones presenting on innovation platforms
  5. 5. Summary of Africa RISING activities to date including studies undertaken and main findings and possible interventions
  6. 6. Maichew operational innovation platform establishment meeting in Embahasti kebele
  7. 7. Briefing Innovation platforms – purpose, role, membership and technical committees of Innovation platforms
  8. 8. Farmer trials and demonstrations – 2013 (Potatoes, Wheat and Faba Bean)
  9. 9. A farmer raising his concerns in prioritizing action
  10. 10. Aber Adie briefing building partnerships, value chains and gender perspectives
  11. 11. Participants in Embahasti kebele
  12. 12. Visiting farmers’ potato stores
  13. 13. Dawit from Mekelle University briefing farmers on Innovation concept
  14. 14. Members of the technical committee of Emba-Hazti kebele (from left to right) Gabu Hagos, Getahun Addis, Bayraw Kiros , Awetash, AbrahaTadese, Ashenafi Hagos , Birhanu GebreKiros
  15. 15. Representatives of cooperatives, kebele administration, women and youth representatives, development agents, health extension workers, elders, and farmers
  16. 16. The innovation platform team and technical committee of Endamehoni woreda
  17. 17. TheM Raeidch feowx inla nBdalsec aMpoeuntain
  18. 18. Project partners Ethiopia
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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 Emba-Hazti and Tsibet
  21. 21. 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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