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The Ethiopia Soybean Kick-Off Event

On October 9th, SIL will be hosting the first Ethiopia Soybean Kick-Off Event at the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC) in collaboration with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR).  

The Ethiopia Soybean Kick-Off Event will bring together researchers, agricultural development organizations, extension agents, and private industry to showcase new technologies and innovations to help improve soybean yields in Ethiopia.  Attendees will see first-hand the performance of soybean varieties under different growing conditions, using different input combinations, and have the opportunity to see mechanization demonstrations from the Jimma Agriculture Research Center and the Melkassa Research Center, and learn about utilizing soy for human nutrition. Attendees will also taste a soy-enhanced lunch. The event also features panels of experts and industry professionals addressing the barriers to soil fertility and grain quality in Ethiopian soy production.

Stay tuned to this page for more details and updates! For more information, contact Maggie Cornelius at mmcornel@illinois.edu.