Extension Material Development

Library of Extension Materials

We have created a library which contains an overview of the policies related to extension services for pastoral areas and extension material that is available with partners of the SDR programme. If you have material available that is suitable for this specific context, please share it with us through dream-asal.conference@metameta.nl.

Access the library here.

The materials that has been developed for GIZ as part of the Extension Material Development project can be accessed here.

Announcement of National Workshop on ‘Agricultural Extension Services in Afar and Somali Regions’.

The GIZ implemented “Strengthening Drought Resilience in Pastoral and Agro-pastoral Areas of Ethiopia” (SDR) programme, in collaboration with the MoA and its regional and local offices, aims overall at strengthening the capacities of communities and responsible institutions in the Afar and Somali Region to implement drought resilience measures within a legal, political and institutional framework reflecting the concerns of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists.

There is a huge potential in the Ethiopian lowlands to improve the livelihood-systems by the rehabilitation of degraded dry valleys through implementation of appropriate situation adapted physical and biological soil- and water conservation measures, rangeland management and some agricultural production techniques.
At the moment the SDR programme is conducting a scoping on lowland extension concept. As part of the assessment a literature review has been carried out, together with a stakeholder assessment and key informant interviews. The objective of the assignment is to jointly develop practical approaches, which would support the implementation of the MoA extension strategy for pastorally and agro-pastorally used lowland areas.

It is in this context that a workshop will be organised on Monday the 25th of January 2021 under the title: ‘Agricultural Extension Services in Afar and Somali Regions’.

During the workshop the team will present the results from the workshops and interviews in Afar and Somali region as a starting point for a multi-stakeholder orientation on lowland extension priorities.

The workshop will start at 9.00 AM at Beshale Hotel, Addis. It is also possible to join virtually for which a MS TEAMS dial-in link can be provided after registration.

The agenda of the event can be accessed here.

Please contact the organisers in case you are interested to participate.
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