CASCAPE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 20 August 2018 at 06:06

First Special Business Drinks in Hawassa

For this special Agro-Industry & Nutrition Business Drinks, 70 people participated and enjoyed interesting pitches and open-space networking. This event unique was special because it was the first time a Business Drinks was held out of Addis Ababa. Additionally, several of the participants were academicians and agro-industry experts participating in the International Nutrition and Agro-Industry Conference organized by Hawassa University's Center of Excelence for Human Nutrition.

The first pitch was made by Betelhem Lakew, from BeNu Manufacturing: a start-up company working on nutrition & healthy products. Their product is designed to be a high-protein, nutritious biscuit to address both under & over nutrition. According to Betelhem, their socially responsible business model of “buy one give one” is designed such that the company will give one biscuit for free to a child suffering from under nutrition for every biscuit you buy.

The second pitch mad

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NEW Powerpoint Available on CASCAPE's Gender-Sensitive Activities

These additional powerpoint slides from the Third Forum Series of the ENGEA meeting on March 17, 2017, provide extra information on CASCAPE's current and previous activities regarding women-specific, labour-saving technologies.

Documents of the Third Forum Series ENGEA NOW Online!

CASCAPE & Labor-Saving Women Specific Agricultural Technologies

The Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA) organized the third forum in a series to raise awareness on gender issues on March 17, 2017 at BENEFIT-Partnership office in the morning. You can find the summary of this forum meeting here

The powerpoint presentation of CASCAPE provide an overview of CASCAPE's experience with the introduction and testing of homegarden practices, enset processing devices and row weeder technologies and the activities undertaken to mainstream gender in the project, as well as the main findings and recommendations of the gender analysis conducted, were highlighted.

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ENGEA Labor-Saving & Women-Specific Technologies

Event posted by in Ethiopian Network - Gender Equality in Agriculture
  17 March 2017, 10:00-12:00
  BENEFIT-Partnership Office (Above Shoa Supermarket in Bisrate Gabriel area)

The Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA) has organized the third forum in a series to raise awareness on gender issues on March 17, 2017 at 10AM-12PM at BENEFIT-Partnership office in the morning. 

This forum will feature a presentation on the experiences of BENEFIT-CASCAPE with labor-saving, women-specific agricultural technologies. In particular, it will address the successes and challenges in the introduction and testing of homegarden practices, enset processing devices and row weeder technologies. An overview of the CASCAPE project will be provided, and the activities undertaken to mainstream gender in the project, as well as the main findings and recommendations of the gender analysis conducted, will be highlighted.


If you wish to join this meeting, please confirm your presence with Seblewongel Deneke seblewongel.deneke@ata.gov.et


Direction to BENEFIT- Partnership office: BENEFIT Partnership (Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income an

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 February 2017 at 02:10

Vacancy - Deadline Extended to 28th Feb

Sustainable Land Management Expert - Oromia

Wageningen University and Research is looking for applicants for the position of Sustainable Land Management Expert in Oromia for the period of February 2017 until December 2017. The Expert will be implementing a partnership between the by Wageningen coordinated projects CASCAPE and the DFID funded Land Investment for Transformation Program (LIFT).

PROJECTS AND PARTNERSHIP

CASCAPE

CASCAPE (Capacity Building for Scaling up of Evidence-based Best Practices in Agricultural Production Programme) is a project of Ethiopia and the Netherlands to improve agricultural productivity in Ethiopia. The project is jointly executed by researchers from six Ethiopian universities (Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Haramaya, Hawassa, Jimma and Mekelle) and Wageningen University and Research Centre. CASCAPE was part of AGP I - and is now extended into AGP II. During CASCAPE I (2010-2015), the project has achieved a 30% increase in agricultura

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 February 2017 at 12:57

Vacancy: Sustainable Land Management Expert - Oromia

Wageningen University and Research is looking for applicants for the position of Sustainable Land Management Expert in Bahir Dar for the period of February 2017 until December 2017. The Expert will be implementing a partnership between the by Wageningen coordinated projects CASCAPE and the DFID funded Land Investment for Transformation Program (LIFT).

Projects and partnership

CASCAPE

CASCAPE (Capacity Building for Scaling up of Evidence-based Best Practices in Agricultural Production Programme) is a project of Ethiopia and the Netherlands to improve agricultural productivity in Ethiopia. The project is jointly executed by researchers from six Ethiopian universities (Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Haramaya, Hawassa, Jimma and Mekelle) and Wageningen University and Research Centre. CASCAPE was part of AGP I - and is now extended into AGP II. During CASCAPE I (2010-2015), the project has achieved a 30% increase in agricultural productivity fo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 February 2017 at 12:54

Vacancy: Sustainable Land Management Expert - Amhara

Wageningen University and Research is looking for applicants for the position of Sustainable Land Management Expert in Bahir Dar for the period of February 2017 until December 2017. The Expert will be implementing a partnership between the by Wageningen coordinated projects CASCAPE and Fertile Grounds Initiative and the DFID funded Land Investment for Transformation Program (LIFT).

Projects and partnerships

CASCAPE

CASCAPE (Capacity Building for Scaling up of Evidence-based Best Practices in Agricultural Production Programme) is a project of Ethiopia and the Netherlands to improve agricultural productivity in Ethiopia. The project is jointly executed by researchers from six Ethiopian universities (Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Haramaya, Hawassa, Jimma and Mekelle) and Wageningen University and Research Centre. CASCAPE was part of AGP I - and is now extended into AGP II. During CASCAPE I (2010-2015), the project has achieved a 30% incre

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 9 December 2016 at 01:08

Hello, My name is Selamawit Firdissa. I'm a Gender and Nutrition for BENEFIT Partnership. 

BENEFIT

The collaborative partnership, Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade – BENEFIT, unites the four projects:

- The Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Ethiopia project

- Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade Facility for Agribusiness (EN-TAG)

- The Sesame Business Network Support Project (SBN-SP), and 

- The Capacity building for Scaling up of evidence-based best practices in agricultural production in Ethiopia (CASCAPE) project. 


These projects together sustainably improve agricultural production, farmers’ income and trade of agricultural commodities, resulting in a market effect on food and nutrition security of rural households in Ethiopia, more employment and local economic development. I hope this net-work will create an opportunity for us to link, share our experience and learn from others. 

Regards, Selam  

Gizaw Legesse Hi Selam, thank you for the information. I would like to mention to members also that ENTAG, one of the about projects is our partner in organizing the Bi-monthly Business Drinks!

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Meskerem Niesette Ritmeester Thanks for sharing Selam!

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Posted By in Healthy Soils for Healthy Life
Posted 3 October 2016 at 01:50

Book Release: Soils of the Ethiopian Highlands - Geomorphology and Properties by Dr. Eyasu Elias

This book presents soil characterization, classification and mapping, along with results of testing the new fertilizer blend formulae, in 30 high potential highland woredas selected for the Agricultural Growth Programme (AGP). Resulting landscape-soil type characterization and maps published in this volume contribute towards the national effort of transforming the soil fertility sector of Ethiopia. The book has detailed chapters on the character of Ethiopia's most prevalent soils: Vertisols, Nitisols, Leptosols, Cambisols and Luvisols.


The book is the fruit of a Dutch-funded collaborative research project, ‘Capacity Building for Scaling Up of Evidence-Based Best Practices for Increased Agricultural Production in Ethiopia (CASCAPE for short). The book was launched officially on September 30th, 2016 at Harmony Hotel in Addis Abeba. To collect a copy of this special book, please contact Th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 15 March 2016 at 09:21

First Workshop on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture

At EU Office, Addis Ababa

The EU jointly with AgriProFocus organised a first workshop on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture, NSA, last week on March 8, 2016. The workshop was meant for a much larger audience than just EU member countries and implementing organisations, because its purpose is to share experience on nutrition sensitive agriculture countrywide. More than 30 interested professionals from various organisations turned up and contributed greatly to the good discussions we had.

Purpose of the workshop: to pay attention to Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture (NSA) in Ethiopia and to find out if there is a demand for a knowledge exchange platform on this topic.

The participants’ expectations were:

- To learn from each other, about best practices in NSA, to know who is doing what

- Better collaboration between projects working with NSA

- To have a good forum for exchange

- To learn together on specific aspects of

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 11 December 2015 at 08:36

BENEFIT from Wageningen UR for Ethiopia


From January 2016 onwards, CASCAPE will become part of BENEFIT: the Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade. The BENEFIT partnership groups CASCAPE, ISSD, SBN support

network, and TAG (formerly Agri-Business Support Facility), which are all implemented by Wageningen UR. In BENEFIT, these four projects, apart from sharing office space and support, will work specifically to support each other’s activities, with the common goal to improve food security in Ethiopia. CASCAPE2 will thus be more clearly integrated in a value chain approach, working with ISSD to secure timely availability of seed, with TAG to improve producer – market linkages and with SBN for knowledge exchange on Good Agricultural Practices, soil fertility management and scaling strategies.


CASCAPE2 will run parallel to the new phase of the Agricultural Growth Programme (AGP) of the Ethiopian Government. CASCAPE has been requested by the AGP to continue to pl

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 16 July 2015 at 11:50

CASCAPE’s Newsletter 11, July 2015


Dear all,

Please find attached the CASCAPE Newsletter 11, featuring activities and achievements of the CASCAPE project and – this time special attention for agriculture-nutrition linkages.

Kind regards,

On behalf of the CASCAPE project,

Nina de Roo


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 January 2015 at 12:56

CASCAPE’s Newsletter, Jan 2015


In this Newsletter of CASCAPE Programme, you will find a number of interesting Articles regarding activities conducted by CASCAPE in September and December 2014. You will also read the visit of Food Security Experts from Dutch Embassies around the world to CASCAPE on Learning Journey.

The Newsletter also includes relevant information, including CASCAPE’s approaches to value chain development: the case of Malt Barley in the South, as well as the introduction to the Sesame Business Network Support Programme.

Please read the full CASCAPE’S Newsletter #10, Jan 2015

Hance Richard Melchior Dear Gizaw, Thank you very much for this information. Please may update me more on how Sesame is produced from the farm to harvest and the value addition undertaken to make it profitable business to the farmers.

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