The ToT included extension models, methods and approaches that are part of the Ethiopian agricultural extension strategy; various agronomic topics, marketing and crosscutting considerations on HB-1307 food barely value chain. Of particular interest to participants was the ‘Butterfly Schematic Model’ that shows key actors within the Ethiopian Extension system, and their roles and responsibilities.

During the session, target AGP 2 woredas planned the next HB-1307 food barley scaling-up activities. These included building consensus among woreda leaders through training delivery, preparing sites, facilitating input supply and requesting improved seed from BoA for 2011 scaling-up, as well follow up activities to assess the scaling up performance.

CDSF National Capacity Development Specialist, Tadele Akalu, CDSF International Agricultural Extension Adviser, Lynda Nicholls, Worku Awudie, an agronomist from Bureau of Agriculture, Abebe Worku, an agronomist from CASCAPE and Gashawtena Belay, Amhara Region CDSF Capacity Development Specialist co-facilitated the ToT.