Prolinnova International Secretariat moves to KIT !

Since 1 July 2015, the Prolinnova International Secretariat is hosted by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. See below the announcement in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. We thank ETC Foundation for hosting the Secretariat since the launch of Prolinnova until now!

About Prolinnova

PROmoting Local INNOVAtion in ecologically oriented agriculture and NRM  

VISION:    A world where women and men farmers play decisive roles in agricultural research and development for sustainable livelihoods

Farmer-led research featured at Food Security Centre in Germany

In July 2015, the study on farmer-led research made by the Prolinnova team based in the Netherlands was featured in the “FSC in Dialog” series of the Food Security Centre (FSC) at the University of Hohenheim in southern Germany.

Ann Waters-Bayer, a member of the International Support Team of Prolinnova, was invited to speak on "Attaining and sustaining food security through farmer-led research". 

Farmer innovators’ views on capacity to innovate

During the West African Farmer Innovation Fair on 15–16 May 2015 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Jean-Marie Diop on behalf of Prolinnova interviewed farmer exhibitors to gain insight into their perspectives of what enhances and constraints local innovation. 

Newly elected Prolinnova Oversight Group members

In addition to the change in host of the Prolinnova network from ETC Foundation to KIT (Royal Tropical Institute), there have been a couple of changes in the membership in the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG).

PID training manual published in French

The PROFEIS (Promoting Farmer Experimentation and Innovation in the Sahel) group in Mali has published a training guide on Participatory Innovation Development (PID) compiled by Jean-Marie Diop, senior advisor to PROFEIS-Mali

2015 International Partners Workshop (IPW) held in Axum, Ethiopia

Prolinnova-Ethiopia, coordinated by PANE (Poverty Action Network Ethiopia), hosted the International Partners Workshop (IPW) on 27-30 April 2015 in Axum, Ethiopia. This was a return visit to Ethiopia, where the first IPW took place in March 2004 in Yirgalem.

Prolinnova–Ethiopia policy brief on local innovation in agriculture

Within the framework of the project “Strengthening Community Resilience to Change: Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research” (CLIC–SR) funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Prolinnova–Ethiopia (PE) has published a policy brief entitled “Creating a space for local innovation in agriculture”.

FIPAO: West Africa Farmer Innovation Fair and Workshop on Farmer-Led Research, May 2015

The West African workshop on approaches to farmer-led research and the West Africa Farmer Innovation Fair (FIPAO in French: Foire de l’Innovation Paysanne en l’Afrique de l’Ouest) was held on 12–16 May 2015 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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