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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 November 2017 at 01:07

Agroforestry and Rain Water Harvesting Field Visit at Bolo Silase Kebele (Arerti), Menjar

27th October 2017

The Agroecology platform of AgriProFocus Ethiopia hosted a field visit to Menjar area Arerti woreda, BoloSilase kebele.

Bolo Silase kebele of Arerti woreda, has a soil type of silty loam, temperature ranging between 18-33°C. The livelihood of the area is mixed agriculture and livestock Like other parts of the country it is also characterized by rain fed agriculture the cash crops are teff, wheat, chick pea, barley, fruits and onion.

Now-a-day’s climate change is a boundless problem in every corner of the world so the farmers needed to practice soil and water conservation techniques widely. In order to capable of being resilient to environmental shocks they built water harvesting pond and practicing other NRM techniques. In that kebele earthen ponds were built at family level having a capacity of 84 – 129 cubic meter of water and at community level having a capacity of 1,

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Sarah Assefa ASTU seeks support to further research the impact of algae on water conservation in water holding ponds. All farmers in the area are using this algae, and the water beneath it remains cool in temperature. It is unsure how much moisture is saved by the algae presence, and how much water is lost by transpiration through the bodies of the algae. Please contact us if you would like to assist ASTU to further this research! (Sassefa@agriprofocus.com)

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Conservation Agriculture & Mechanization Field Visit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  27 October 2017, All Day Event
  Menjar - Melkassa

The event will take place at 7:30 am - 6:00 pm on October 27th, 2017 Friday , leaving from Addis Abeba Stadium to Menjar and to Melkassa and then back to Addis Ababa.

The program consists of viewing rainwater harvesting around Menjar, and Conservation Agriculture Mechanization technology at Melkassa Agricultural Research Center.

The space is very limited only for 35 persons.If you want to participate please register via this link:



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24

Annual AgriBusiness Expo: Tanzania

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  24 June 2016 to 25 June 2016 - All Day Event
  Arusha, Selian Agriculture Research Institute (SARI) Grounds

The Annual EAGC Agribusiness Expo is the region’s biggest agricultural business trade show which covers three countries-Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya organized by EAGC and partners

The Expo also act as a neutral platform that brings together all stakeholders from the agriculture and farm business closely linked sectors – agribusiness; telecommunication; banking; insurance; machinery among others to engage in dialogue with their clients, resulting in demand-driven products and services to satisfy the requirements of their clients.

Business entities, Institutions and active players in the agricultural sector from seed companies, fertilizer, agric-equipment manufacturing companies, banks and other service providers will grace the occasion. Government, the private sector, donor community and other strategic partners in the agricultural sector are expected to attend the expo. The last year (2015) expo composed by 25 exhibitors from Tanzania and 7 from East Africa and 3 from outside Afri

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