PID on local biopesticide innovation / DPI sur un biopesticide innovatif au Burkina Faso

A group of women who grow and sell vegetables in northern Burkina Faso faced a problem with insect attacks. Because chemical pesticides are costly and possible dangerous, the women sought a non-chemical solution. Through their own experimentation, they developed a natural pesticide, called “goama”, using various locally available plants, which proved effective in controlling the insects. They engaged in joint experimentation so that they could be confident that goama was indeed effective, economic and healthy for themselves, their families, their customers and the environment.

PID, LISFs & farmer-network experiences in agroecological intensification in Burkina Faso

The Farmer-led Research Network (FaReNe) project is a joint project of Prolinnova partners in Burkina Faso and Mali with financial support from the McKnight Foundation and technical support from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), host of the Prolinnova international secretariat. It looks at how best to organise and use farmer-led innovation approaches, such as Participatory Innovation Development (PID), Local Innovation Support Facility/Fund (LISF) and farmer networking, and how these can contribute to agro-ecological intensification. ADAF-Gallè, the host organisation of the Country Platform in Mali, hosted a writeshop for partners from both countries in late 2018. The team in Burkina Faso, coordinated by World Neighbors Burkina, produced the following three documents on their past three years of experiences with PID, LISFs and farmer-led research networks:

Exploring local innovation in animal health

In May 2018, Swiss scientists from TPA (Tropical and Public Health Institute) made a quick inventory of some local innovations in animal health treatments in Burkina Faso and Ghana with a view to studying their effectiveness in terms of health and productivity. TPA and the Prolinnova platforms in the two countries are exploring possible collaboration, focusing on anti-parasitic and anti-microbial plants.

Prolinnova–Burkina Faso annual report / rapport annuel 2017

In 2017, the Country Platform in Burkina Faso continued to implement joint projects. It also made progress in reorganising how the platform functions, but efforts are still needed to make the platform more dynamic. See the annual report in French below.

La Plateforme Pays du Burkina Faso a continué en 2017 avec la mise en oeuvre des projets communs. Des progrès ont été également faits pour réorganiser le fonctionnement de la plateforme bien que des efforts restent encore à faire pour la rendre plus dynamique. Voir le rapport annuel.

Exchange visit to Mali between FaReNe project partners

For better sharing of experiences about farmer innovation, facilitating joint experimentation, setting up farmer innovator networks and managing Local Innovation Support Funds, an exchange visit between Burkina Faso and Mali was held on 6–8 October 2017 in the villages of Zeimbougou Mangoni, Nampasso, Kanouala, Nabougou and Nayo (Mali). The delegation from Burkina was made up of 10 persons: farmer innovators, women food processors and staff from Diobass, World Neighbors and Réseau MARP. The report below is in French.

Visite d’échange au Mali entre partenaires du projet FaReNe

Prolinnova–Burkina Faso annual report / rapport annuel 2016

The activities of the Country Platform (CP) in Burkina Faso in 2016 are part of the implementation of two major projects: FaReNe (Strengthening Farmer-led Research Networks in the Sahel) and Proli-FaNS (Promoting Local Innovation in Food and Nutrition Security). The Burkina Faso partners have continued to implement the FaReNe project, which is hosted by the international non-governmental organisation (NGO) World Neighbors. Read a summary report on activities in 2016 in English.

Farmer-Led Documentation: Learning from Prolinnova Experiences

eds: Laurens van Veldhuizen, Ann Waters-Bayer, Chesha Wettasinha & Wim Hiemstra

Chapter 3: Combining photos and video in farmer-led documentation in Burkina Faso by Réseau MARP


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