Category Archives: Tigray

Social capital and community welfare motivates nodal farmers’ informal seed exchange

Nodal farmers’ role and motivations to exchange seed in their locality formed the topic of recent research. ISSD Tigray Unit facilitated a Wageningen University (Netherlands) researcher to conduct a seed social network analysis, concluding that while nodal farmer self-interest plays a role, community and neighbourly well-being remain important factors in engaging in seed exchange. Read more

BENEFIT collaboration strengthens research on sesame

BENEFIT partners jointly delivered training of trainers on production, management and marketing of sesame for agricultural researchers from May 28-30, 2018 at Gebar Shire Hotel, Shire town. A total of 22 researchers from Humera and Shire Maytsebri agricultural research centers which are established on the sesame potential areas took the training of trainers organized by BENEFIT sister projects, namely ISSD, CASCAPE & SBN

Read a report of the training here

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