Crop Technologies Scaling up and out Programme and Its Impact on Households Food Security Status in Metekel Zone, Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State, Ethiopia
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The study carried out to assess progress, weakness and strength and to measure impact of crop technologies scaling up and out programme on participants household food security status. The study used primary data through questionnaire based interviewing, focus group discussions and personal observation. It also used secondary data. Though it is not significant, there is difference in food security status between participants and non participants. And applying same way of treatment on indigenous Gumuz and non indigenous farming communities, limited effort to marketing and farmers’ gaps in implementing information and skills they got were major limiting factors for further better successes of the programme. On contrary, implementation of participatory and demand driven technologies supply system, having strong supporting behavior within modern farming experienced non indigenous communities and indigenous Gumuz and active involvement of administrative officials contributed for existed success of the programme. Targeting participant communities independently based on their peculiar farming system, promoting innovation platform approach that allowed participation of interested and relevant stakeholders with their specific roles along crop value chain development, creating awareness about the relevance of marketing cooperatives and working more on community based roads development to solve marketing problems were forwarded as recommendations.
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