College of Dryland Agriculture and natural resource (DANR) department of rural development and Agricultural extension (RDAE) in collaboration with Sasakawa Africa fund for extension education organized a one day work shop on supervised enterprise project report defense on Feb 8, 2020 at Mu management hall.

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Mr. Kidane Tesfay, head department of rural Development and Agricultural extension he warmly welcomed to the participants and he passed his appreciation who came to participate in the 7th and 8th  batches of Agricultural extension students of annual value chain oriented supervised enterprise project ( SEPs) workshop at MU. On his welcoming addressed he brief the objectives and planning of the SEPs. In addition to this he noted that the importance of the workshop and his expectations from the presentations.

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Dr.Yirga Woldu, Dean of the college of DANR, opened the workshop and on his part noted that “Extension training programs in higher institutions must be shaped to foster agricultural innovation systems in the country and in the regions where they are located in particular.” He added “Ethiopian Agricultural production system is constrained by multitude of factors. Among others, lack of sufficient trained agricultural professionals and trainings in the area of Agricultural extension and rural development. he farther noted that “to the success of this program a number of pertinent issues will be raised, discussed and lessons will be obtained for farther improvements in the one day deliberation workshop and the workshop come up with useful information that small holder farmers, processors, consumers and all other actors along the agricultural value chain will be benefiting to run their business and indicate areas of interventions to different actors along the agricultural value chain.” said the dean.

Dr.Solomon Abera, academic vice dean of CDANR, presented the general observation of the workshop and way forward. And he mentions that the main feature of the mid-career program for Agricultural extension professionals, hence they are designed to improve competencies at work and provided an opportunity for students to develop their expertise in specific aspects of the workshop.

On the one day workshop more than nineteen papers were presented and discussed.

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During the discussion the students raised issues faced during the research time.