Friends of Prolinnova

After discussions in an Open-Space session at the Prolinnova International Partners Workshop (IPW) in June 2015, partners agreed to invite “Friends of Prolinnova” to support the network in improving multistakeholder partnerships, strategy development, fundraising and public relations.

This group complements and reinforces the guidance given by the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) to the network, without having the responsibilities of supervision and arbitration held by the POG. The Friends of Prolinnova comprise people who have, in recent years, made outstanding contributions to the network in terms of collaboration and/or advisory support and who would like to continue to add value through their particular skills and linkages. The POG has the responsibility to invite individuals to join the Friends of Prolinnova.

Farmer innovators inspire their peers in the Philippines

Prolinnova-Philippines, led by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), celebrated the 2016 International Farmer Innovation Day by bringing farmers from Guinayangan, Quezon, to farmer innovators across Region 4. Through a roving workshop, farmers were able to visit and learn from their peers.  
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Prolinnova–Philippines update 2015

Prolinnova-Philippines is a relatively "young" Country Platform which does not have any dedicated Prolinnova funding but is nevertheless active in promoting local innovation. Its report on activities in 2015 can be found here (PDF file; 337 KB).

Celebrating International Farmer Innovation Day 2015

IIRR-Philippines, the coordinating NGO of Prolinnova-Philippinesorganised two activities to encourage farmers to learn from each other: 17 farmers from Guinayangan, Quezon, took part in a "roving workshop" with a special emphasis on coffee and cacao production, and 70 farmers took part in a "farmer learning event" in which farmer trainers shared innovations in livestock management. See the report here: pdf file: 737 KB

Celebrating Farmer innovation Day and SRI Learning Group Reflection Workshop, 29 November 2014 - Philippines

For the second year, the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) in partnership with the local government of Guinayangan, Quezon, celebrated International Farmer Innovation Day by honouring farmers who continue to promote sustainable approaches and to innovate in their farms and in the management of resources. An exhibit of these approaches and innovations was put on display to raise awareness and knowledge about these innovation processes. Sixty farmers took part in the event.

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