Participants were asked to introduce themselves using the River of Life approach which enabled them to introduce their background and what they expect at the end of the training:
Expectations:
• Properly understand livelihood indicators
• Use the SLATE tool
• More experience from participants
• To get familiar with Benchmarking tool(SLATE)
• Familiarizing with SLATE tool for sustainable livelihoods asset evaluation
• Common understanding on the objectives of Africa RISING and NBDC
• Experience sharing from different locations
• To Well understand the SLATE tool and date collection and interpretation
• To clearly understand the objectives, principles of the sustainable livelihoods approach
• To learn a new tool
• To learn what benchmarking tool is
• A good background on livelihoods characterization
• Common understanding about Africa RISING project
• Experience sharing
• To look at ways to integrate tool with ICRAF approach (for Africa RISING)
• To potentially use tool in CRP1.2
• Learn more from the experts(farmers, development agents and participants about farming system in Ethiopia )
• How can we improve SLATE, combine it with other approaches to get closer to what we need?
• Learn about whether the assumptions we have in developing SLATE work
• Practical experience in the use of the tool
• Revision of the applicability of the toll after the field work
• Will be able to train other on how to use the benchmarking tool
• Come to a common understanding after the field work
• To know the techniques of how to collect ,analyse and evaluate livelihoods researches or assets with in a community ,as well as major challenges of obstacles and possible opportunities available for the community
• Strong partnership
• Feedback on the strong and weak side of the SLATE tool
• I also hope to gain useful lesson from Jeldu field experience
• To well introduced to the concept of farm-benchmarking needs and techniques