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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).

Report of the Proli-FaNS partners meeting, May 2018

Methodist Resort and Conference Centre
Nairobi, Kenya
22 - 24 May 2018

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PROLINNOVA–KENYA ANNUAL REPORT 2017

Prolinnova–Kenya (PK) reports on its activities in 2017, which mainly revolved around the project “Promoting Local Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security” (Proli-FaNS), in its second of three years. This builds on experiences of PK over previous years, e.g. in the FAIR and CLIC–SR initiatives under the Prolinnova umbrella, to show the value of an alternative approach to agricultural research and development (ARD) – an approach that starts with recognising and valuing community assets, especially small-scale farmers’ creativity in their own efforts to experiment and innovate so as to deal with new problems or opportunities. Other actors in agricultural research, extension and education are thus motivated and encouraged to support farmers’ initiatives in ways that strengthen local capacities to innovate and adapt.

Link to Kenya report 2017 (PDF file; 852 KB)

Ghanaian women improve shea butter through PID

Prolinnova–Ghana, through the Promoting Local Innovation in Food and Nutrition Security (Proli-FaNS) project with funding from Misereor in Germany, is supporting the Asongtaaba No 1 Women’s Group in Tamoliga community in the Bongo District of Ghana to improve the quality and market for their shea butter through Participatory Innovation Development or PID.

Shea-butter extraction is one of the major income-generating activities of the women in the district. However, the poor quality of the shea butter previously produced by the group had affected the price and rate at which it was sold in the market.

But working in partnership with extension staff of NABOCADO, a local NGO, and the Department of Food and Agriculture through a PID process, the women have now increased the quality, volume and market for their shea butter, thereby improving their income status and livelihood security.

See a video film about the process here: https://youtu.be/oFXE2KBFN48

Proli-FaNS progress report Nov 2017 - Jan 2018

The second year of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) is well underway. The quarterly report for the period November 2017 to January 2018 gives a concise overview of progress in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya, particularly the innovations identified and the processes of Participatory Innovation Development (PID) that have been commenced. See the report: Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security (Proli-FaNS)

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

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