LINEX-CCA India report Jan-June 2013

Local innovation and experimentation: an entry point to climate-change adaptation for sustainable livelihoods in Asia

Progress report from INHERE / Prolinnova-India for January-June 2013.

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Indian National Workshop on outscaling farm innovations

Prolinnova-India attended a 3-day National Workshop on Outscaling Farm Innovation organised by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), and the Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS) at the National Agriculture Science Centre Complex in New Delhi on 3-5 Sept 2013. The workshop was co-sponsored by the National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA), the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Right Authority (PPV&FRA), Haryana Kisan Ayog, Bharat Krishak Samaj and the GFAR (Global Forum on Agricultural Research).

International Farmer Innovation Day: Prolinnova-India

The International Farmer Innovation Day was celebrated by Prolinnova-India on 29 November 2012 at Chinoni campus of INHERE. Mr Manoj Singh Gosai, Agriculture Development Officer (ADO), Chaukhutia, Distt Almora, presided over the meeting, which was facilitated by Mr Girish Chandra Pant, INHERE. Government officials, farmers and NGO members participated in the day-long meeting to understand innovation, its need and sensitivity to recognising and promoting innovation by farmers.

The participants were introduced to the International Farmer Innovation Day and its celebration by the Country Platforms in the Prolinnova global network seeking to given recognition to the contribution of farmers to agricultural research and knowledge creation.

Welcome to Prolinnova-India!

At the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) meeting in Bamako, Mali, in mid-March 2012, a new Country Platform (CP) was accepted into the Prolinnova Global Partnership Programme (GPP): Prolinnova-India. We welcome this newest member in our multi-stakeholder community of practice under the umbrella of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (GFAR).

Prolinnova-India is coordinated by Ms Sonali Bisht, Director of INHERE (Institute of Himalayan Environmental Research and Education). This youngest CP is already involved in a new regional initiative called LINEX-CCA: Local INnovation and EXperimentation: an entry point to Climate-Change Adaptation for sustainable livelihoods in Asia – together with the CPs in Cambodia and Nepal. LINEX-CCA is funded by Misereor, Germany.

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