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CASCAPE annual planning and review workshop, 2017

The cascape project conducted its 2017 annual planning and review workshop after it has commenced its second phase. The workshop, which was hosted and organized by cascape Hawassa university, attended by representatives of distinguished partners and stakeholders in the agriculture sector. Representatives from Agricultural Growth Program (AGP), Agricultural Research Institutes, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands (EKN), Center for Development Innovation of wageningen university, BENEFIT partnership as well as university presidents and cascape family were present. The president of Hawassa university, Ato Ayano Beraso, and the project manager of cascape, Dr. Eyasu Elias, gave a welcoming and opening speech respectively. The workshop was aimed at reviewing 2016 achievements of cascape as well as provide inputs for activity plans of 2017. The increasing interest of government actors to collaborate with the project has been witnessed by a lively discussion and reflections made during the workshop. As part of the workshop, the director of WUR-CDI Hedwig Bruggeman along with the interim coordinator of BENEFIT partnership and cascape scientific advisor, Dr Irene Koomen, and EKN policy officer for food security, Dr Worku Tesema, have visited seed producers and farmers cooperatives in Melga Woreda, SNNPRS.       

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