ILRI-N2Africa Partners Meetings
May 2015
Bahar Dar, Addis Ababa, Hawassa

Consecutive ILRI-N2Africa partners meetings were held in different regions of the country in May 2015. The partners were categorized in to four, namely: North, Oromia, South and EIAR-based partners. The engagement of public, private and development partners working on legume value chains are crucial for which N2Africa has designed Public-Private Partnership (PPP) models. On the meetings the PPP models, implementation approaches, 2015 work plans and potential way forwards were intensively discussed. The participants comprised from various disciplines and institution leaderships.

For the details of the meetings and participants, please click the links

Meeting 1: North Partners

Location: Bahir Dar, ARARI HQ
Date: Saturday, 02 May 2015
Institutions participated:
  • Amhara Region Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI-Adet & Gondar)
  • SNV-C4C
  • Tsehay Farmers’ Cooperative Union
  • Yimer Private Seed Grower Plc.
Participants: 1 female + 15 male = 16 participants
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Meeting 2: Oromia Partners

Location: Addis Ababa, ILRI Campus, Konso Hall
Date: Friday, 08 May 2015
Institutions Participated: OARI, IFDC-2SCALE, BaleGreen, MBI,
  • Balegreen Spice & Grain Development Plc. IFDC-2SCALE
  • Becho-Weliso Farmers’ Cooperative Union
  • Menagesha Biotech Industry (MBI)
  • Oromia Agricultural Research Institute (OARI)
Participants: 0 female + 15 male = 15 participants
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Meeting 3: South Partners

Location: Hawassa, HWU Bld 131
Date: Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Institutions participated:
  • Participants: 0 female + 10 male = 10 participantsHawassa University
  • Sidama-Elto Farmers’ Cooperative Union
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Meeting 4: EIAR-based Partners

Location: Addis Ababa, ILRI Campus, Konso Hall
Date: Thursday, 14 May 2015
Institutions participated: EIAR,
  • Becho-Weliso Farmers’ Cooperatives Union
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR-Debrezeit, Holeta, Jimma, Melkassa, Pawe)
Participants: 1 female + 15 male = 16 participants
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