About Us

Who We Are

The 'Realising Sustainable Agricultural Livelihood Security in Ethiopia' (REALISE) programme is established in 2018 with the aims to contribute to sustainable livelihoods through the introduction of improved farming practices, innovations and social experiments to strengthen the current Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) in Ethiopia.

BENEFIT-REALISE will operate in four regional states covering 60 woredas with an initial implementing period of three years (2018-2020). It is funded by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is implemented with support from Wageningen University and Research (WUR).

Program Goal

“Enhanced human, organizational and institutional capacities to adapt, validate and scale Best Fit Practices (BFPs) to improve the resilience of chronically food insecure households in PSNP woredas.”

Program Outcomes

Increased availability, timely delivery and use of quality seed

Increased availability, timely delivery and use of quality seed of new, improved, and/or farmer preferred varieties through diverse channels

Developed best practices

Developed best fit practices that meet expressed needs and have the potential to contribute to increased productivity and resilience are available for scaling in selected PSNP woredas

Enhance Capacity

Enhanced human, organizational and institutional capacities for matching, adapting, validating and scaling best fit practices

System Innovation

A conducive environment exists for the institutional embedding of evidence based system innovations