Popularization and demonstration of barley technologies
Variety popularization and demonstration included improved varieties combined with recommended integrated crop management practices including the use of Axial as post-emergence selective herbicide to control grass weeds in barley. In Ethiopia, 128 demonstrations were conducted in farmer’s fields (25 female) in 24 districts to create awareness of improved barley technologies. A total of 10 field days were organized and an estimated 4645 participants attended these events. This includes 3,897 farmers (905 female farmers. 23%) including members of farmer associations and/or cooperatives as well as 748 technical staff (86 female staff, 12%) from partner and stakeholder institutions including researchers, seed specialists, development agents, agriculture and cooperative specialists from district, zonal and regional Bureaus of Agriculture and NGOs and the private sector from federal and regional states.