Learning about LISF at European IFSA symposium

In April 2014 in Berlin, Germany, Prolinnova’s approach in piloting Local Innovation Support Funds (LISFs) was presented at the 11th European IFSA (International Farming Systems Association) symposium on “Farming systems facing global challenges”. The event was hosted by Humboldt University and attracted 280 people from 35 countries, including some from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The presentation “Multi-level joint learning about locally managed innovation funds” (paper and PPT) showed how social learning was stimulated and facilitated at local, district, national and international level in the process of piloting the fund.

This formed part of the IFSA session on "Collaborative learning to solve problems and develop innovations in complex systems", which was convened by the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) and focused on methods for enhancing collaborative learning in agriculture and natural resource management. More information about the symposium can be found here: http://project2.zalf.de/IFSA_2014/