The workshop was conducted in Dangla town on March 07 and 08, 2018. A total of 49 participants, including seven women, drawn from the region, zones, woredas, and kebeles, participated in the workshop. AGP 2 CDSF made presentations on best practices, video production, proposed scaling-up, job-embedded support strategies and reporting format. The regional LRDPA presented the proposed scaling up plan while participating woredas presented the status of apiculture in the regular program.

A 30-minute video on nutrition-sensitive agriculture that was produced by AGP 2 CDSF was also distributed. The participants, including regional LRDPA heads, appreciated the video and described it as an appropriate and commendable approach for creating interest among women farmers in beekeeping and scaling-up of the technology. According to Ato Alemu, Regional Oxfam GB Head, the video was shown to regional bureau heads who have recommended it for scaling up the practice in all woredas, including in the non-AGP woredas

The video on honey production and marketing value chain best practices was distributed on flash discs to participants as well as the regional LRDPA Deputy Director, Ato Muluken Zerihun who in turn, handed them over to woreda LRDPA heads.


Handing over the best practice on flash disc

Best practices that were identified from Oxfam GB’s honey value chain development project, is planned to be scaled up in two AGP2 zones (West Gojjam and Awi), four woredas (Guangua, Dangla, South Achefer and Mecha) and 5 kebeles in each of the four woredas. Meanwhile, Focus Group Discussions were held in four groups on the practice of scaling up in the future. The topics of the focus group Included: Scaling up strategy, input and credit supply, reporting format’ and accountability matrix.