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

Kenyan farmer innovator at international consultation in Geneva

In May 2015, Joe Ouko, chair of the Farmer Innovators Association of Kenya, and three other members of the Prolinnova international network took part in a consultation in Geneva, Switzerland, on small-scale farmer innovation in agrobiodiverse systems. They were invited by the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO). The other Prolinnova participants were Pratap Shrestha from USC Canada (member of the Prolinnova Oversight Group) and two people from the Prolinnova International Support Team, Chesha Wettasinha and Ann Waters-Bayer.

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”.

PROLINNOVA shares experiences at ESEE 2015

Prolinnova was invited to share its experiences at the 22nd European Seminar on Extension and Education which took place from 28 April to 1 May 2015 in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

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.

FIPAO 2015 goes online!

The West African workshop on approaches to farmer-led research (12-14 May) and the West African Farmer Innovation Fair (15-16 May) took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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.

Prolinnova-AAS Working Paper & article on farmer-led research

The first output of the collaboration between Prolinnova and the CGIAR Research Programs on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) and Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has been published:

Prolinnova joins AAS dialogue on scaling partnerships

In early December 2014, the CGIAR research program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) convened researchers and development partners for a 3-day dialogue in Rome to explore how the impact of AAS research could be scaled out horizontally and scaled up through institutions and policies. Prolinnova experiences were well mirrored through participation in the dialogue by the former co-chair of the Prolinnova Oversight Group, Susan Kaaria, and by a member of the Prolinnova International Support Team, Ann Waters-Bayer.  

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