“Unity is strength, when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
Hello, who are you?
I am Endalkachew Abie Asressie, General Manager of Tsehay multipurpose farmers’ cooperative LTD in Central Gondar. My experience is mostly related to trading various agricultural and industrial products at the national and international levels.
What are your roles and responsibilities as National Innovation Facilitator?
I have been a national innovation facilitator for the Chickpea Production and Marketing niche partnership in Ethiopia. My responsibilities include planning and organizing meetings/workshops, Farmers Field days and training courses for the stakeholders within the niche. I also do facilitate meetings and set the working finance for input and output marketing for the niche.
What has CDAIS changed for you?
I took important lessons, experiences and acquired skills from the various workshops, trainings and field days. These includes, communication skill, evaluating plans through reflect and refine process to achieve the already set goal and objectives. I also got the knowledge to prepare poster and brochure as ways of convincing and lobbying donors, partners and government. In general, I learnt a lot from the well experienced trainers of the CDAIS project and I have already started reflecting this in both my personal performance and organizational achievements.