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Introduction

Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security” (Proli-FaNS) is a three-year project (1 August 2016 to 31 July 2019) being implemented in five African countries in the international Prolinnova network – Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya – with funding from Misereor/Katholische Zentralstelle e.V. (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid – KZE, Germany) through a grant from the “One World No Hunger” (SEWOH) initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Proli-FaNS progress report Feb-July 2017

Promoting Local Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security (Proli-FaNS):

PROLI-FANS PARTNERS MEETING HELD ON 19 MAY 2017 IN TAMALE, GHANA

A Proli-FaNS partners meeting was held on 19 May 2017 – immediately after the end of the International Partners Workshop (IPW) – at the International Conference Centre of the University of Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana. It brought together the ACDEP team, the Proli-FaNS Country Platform coordinators, some members of the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) and the International Support Team (IST) and the newly appointed subregional coordinator to review progress and discuss Proli-FaNS management and implementation as well as subregional coordination issues. The report compiled by Michael Pervarah and Joe Nchor can be found here:

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PROLINNOVA KENYA MEMBERS MEETING AND PROLI-FANS INCEPTION WORKSHOP

On 4 May 2017, Prolinnova–Kenya (PK) organised a national network meeting to launch the Proli-FaNS project. It was held at the Agricultural Information and Resource Center in Nairobi and was attended by representatives from NGOs, farmer groups, community-based organisations and government departments. The main aim was to share with PK partners the progress of PK activities and to introduce the Proli-FaNS project, which seeks to support rural communities to strengthen their inherent innovative capacities to improve food and nutrition security and nutritional diversity. The workshop also gave insight into the existing and new management structures of Prolinnova at national, regional and international level. The report can be found here: PDF file; 2.6 MB

Proli-FaNS launched in Bongo District of Upper East Region of Ghana

The Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocesan Development Office (NABOCADO), in collaboration with the Association of Church-based Development projects (ACDEP), has launched a three-year project in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region to promote local innovation for food and nutrition security (Proli-FaNS) under the umbrella of the international Prolinnova network.

The project will focus on developing the effective and innovative capacities of smallholder farmers in rural communities to improve food security and nutrition, as well as nutritional diversity.

Speaking at the project launch in Bongo-Soe, NABOCADO Human Development Coordinator, Joseph Ayembilla, explained that the project is aimed at strengthening the innovation capacity of farmers in rural communities, particularly women, to sustain their farm and livestock productivity and to increase local resilience to climate change.

Proli-FaNS launched in Northern Ghana

A local newspaper article on the launching of the 3-year Proli-FaNS project.

Anglophone Proli-FaNS training in PID in Nairobi

The Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security (Proli-FaNS) project funded by Misereor under the German Government’s “One World No Hunger” initiative is being implemented in five African countries in the Prolinnova network. Three of them – Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya – are anglophone and two of them – Burkina Faso and Cameroon – are francophone. A training workshop in promoting local innovation and participatory innovation development for anglophone participants took place in Nairobi, Kenya, on 13-16 February 2017. Two participants each from Ethiopia and Ghana and four participants from Kenya, including two farmer innovators from the two project sites in Kenya, attended the workshop. The workshop was facilitated by Makonge Righa from Prolinnova-Kenya and Chesha Wettasinha from the Prolinnova International Secretariat. Special attention was given to women as innovators and supporting their innovations related to food and nutrition security, as this is a key objective of the Proli-FaNS project. The report is in English with a one-page summary in French.

Atelier Développement Participatif de l’Innovation (DPI) / PID training workshop in Burkina Faso

A subregional training was held for francophone partners in the Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security (Proli–FaNS) project. This project, funded by Misereor/KZE (Germany), is being implemented by Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Cameroon. It aims to develop the innovative capacities of rural communities, particularly women, to improve food security, nutritional security and nutritional diversity so as to enhance their resilience to change.

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