Mohammed Tilahun, Girmay Tesfay and Zenebe Abraha of the Ethiopia case team, together with Tor Arvid Breland and Lutgart Lenaerts of the NMBU team, successfully launched the Ethiopia case of the Nextfood programme on 27 March 2019 at Mekelle. Thanks to excellent participation and contributions from all participants, important input to the Ethiopia case was generated. The next day, they visited important ‘learning arenas’ for the Ethiopia case, namely a Farmers Training Center (FTC) and an Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education Training College (ATVET). In the next cycle of the Ethiopia case, these learning arenas will serve as entry points to farmers and other important stakeholders for the students of Mekelle University’s Master’s programme in Agroecology.