International workshop and conference: Research on Enset and its Agri-system

Highlighting the outcomes and impact of research undertaken by the GCRF Enset, Enset IFLIP and
Enset Agri-systems projectpartners and collaborators funded by BBSRC-GCRF

Hosted by Wolkite University, Wolkite, SNNPR-Ethiopia in collaboration with Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, Addis Ababa University, Hawassa University, Leicester University and RBG, Kew (UK) February 10-11 2020

3rdPathway Meeting towards the Enset Centre of Excellence (After Addis Ababa 2016, Hawassa 2018)

Venue:  Dessalegn Lodge

Day 1:

Time

Agenda/Activity

Responsible

Facilitator

8:00-8.45 am

Registration

Organizers

Mr. Aklok and Dr. Eleni

8.45-8.50

Program introduction

Admas (WkU)

 

 

Admas B. (WkU)

9.50-8.55

Welcome speech

Dr. Sisay Shewamare (WkU)

8.55-9:05

Opening remarks

Prof. Dejene Ayele (WkU)

9:05-9:15

Introduction of Participants

 Participants 

 

9:15-9:35

Synthesis of outputs from previous workshops of Enset and agri-systems projects

Prof. Sebsbe Demissew (AAU)

 

Dr. Wondawek A.

9:35-9.55

Outputs and progress in GCRF-Enset and IFLIP-Enset projects

Dr. Paul Wilkin (Kew)

9.55-10:15

Progress with Enset agri- system projects

Dr. James Borrell

Key note presentation

10:15-10:35

Enset and Its Agri-system

Dr. Getnet Almaw (EARCS)

Dr. Taye Tadesse  (EIAR)

10-35-10:55

The role of Enset as a Medicinal crop(An aspect of Ethiopian Agri-systems)

Prof. Tsige Gebre-Mariam

10:55-11:15

An aspect of Ethiopian Agri-system

Dr. Tsedeke A.

11:15-11:35

Health Break and Group photo

 

 

11:35-11:55

Enset Genomics and the potential for genome-assisted breeding: outputs from the GCRF Enset project

 Dr. Pat Heslop Harrison (Leicester Uni.)

Dr.Tesfaye W.

 

 

11:55-12:15

Current challenges, achievements and opportunities of Enset research in Ethiopia

 Dr. Zerihun Yemataw (SARI)

12:15-12:40

Questions and discussion

 

 

12:40-14:00

Lunch

 

 

Afternoon Sessions

14:00-15:00

Panel Discussion:

What are the 1) key current developments and 2) future needs in research on Enset and its agrisystem for a) food security and other ecosystem services, b) economic innovation and value chains, c) resilience to climate change, stress, pests and pathogens, d) nutrition and health

 Prof. Sebsebe,Dr. Endale, Dr. Mekuria,  Dr. Zerihun, Dr. Paul, Dr. Kindie and all from the floor

 

Prof. Dejene A./ Dr. Mandefro N.    (DG-EIAR)

15:00-15:20

Conclusions from discussion and recording a summary of potential research projects

All facilitated by Dr. Wendawek Abebe and Dr. Paul Wilkin

15:20-15:40

Health Break

 

 

15:40- 16:00

Current Enset research at WKU

Admas B. (WKU)

Dr. Teshome

16:00-16:20

Current Enset researchn HU

Dr. Wondawek (HU)

16:20-17:20

Poster presentation

Researchers (WKU)

Aklok Zewdie

6:00-7:00

Cocktail reception

All

Organizers

Venue: Dessalegn Lodge

Day-2:

Time

Agenda/Activity

Responsible

Facilitator

 

 

 

 

8:30-8.45

Late comer registration

Organizers

-

8.45-9:05

Enset GMO and current food security strategies in Eth

Dr. Endale G.

Dr. Addisalem Mebratu

9:05-9:25

Enset Economic Valuation

CSA (Biratu Yigezu)

9:25-9.45

An aspect of Ethiopian Agri-system

Dr Berhane G/kidan

9.45-10.05

Questions and discussion

 

 

10:05-10.255

Health Break/ poster presentation

 

 

10:25-10:45

Current challenges and opportunities of Enset in Ethiopian farmers

Agriculture Bureau  ( Regional/ Zonal Head)

 

Dr. Wondawek (HU)

10:45-1120

GCRF IFLIP project Enset mobile phone app launch and feedback

Dr. James Borrell (RBG, Kew)

 

11:20-11:30

Questions and Discussion

All

11:30-12:30

Wrap up session and The way forward

Dr. Kindie T. (CYMMIT)

Dr. Sisay S.

12:30-13:00

Closing remark

Prof. Sebsebe Demissew& Dr. Paul Wilkin

13:00-14:00

Lunch

 

 

Afternoon Sessions

14:00-17:00

Field visit to Yeferezay site/ Enset cultural processing

Dr. Addisalem/ Ashenafi

Organizers

6:00-7:00

Dinner, Recognition and Certificate

All

Organizers


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