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2012

Coordination and advocacy for conservation agriculture in Ethiopia

Ethiopie

Titre : Coordination and advocacy for conservation agriculture in Ethiopia

Pays /Région : Ethiopie

Localisation  : Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR)

Code du projet : OSRO/ETH/202/USA

Durée : 24/05/2012 - 31/03/2013

Présentation
Objectifs : To improve soil moisture retention and health through sensitization and coordination of minimum tillage adoption and associated improved CA practices.
Activités : •Conducted a national consultative workshop to share information and create a common understanding on conservation agriculture (CA) among 50 stakeholder participants. •Organized a study tour for seven Government experts to show the performance of CA in Zambia and exchange information on challenges and opportunities for designing and implementing a CA programme. •Developed a roadmap for forming a CA Task Force under MoA. •Carried out trainings on CA and extension methods for extension workers, who trained beneficiary farmers on CA practices through learning-by-doing. •Identified 80 farmers to establish eight FTC demonstrations, as well as identified 40 farmers to establish 40 on-farm CA demos. •Distributed a total of 50 kg of seeds, an additional 500 quarts of haricot bean seed, 400 kg of fertilizers and 426 pieces of two types of hand tools (hoe and shovel) to enable farmers to carry out quality and timely farming practices

Mots clés : ETHIOPIA, EASTERN AFRICA, HORN OF AFRICA, UNITED STATES, CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE,

Bénéficiaires : 212 Government staff and farmers, and indirectly benefiting neighbouring communities through information exchange.

Partenaires : Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), SNNPR Bureau of Agriculture (BoA), and zone and woreda agricultural offices.

Financement : United States of America
Contribution : USD 100 000

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