• Community perceptions of and creative response to change in Tahtai Maichew, Ethiopia

    In Tahtai Maichew District of Tigray Region in northern Ethiopia, an study was made of how smallholder farmers and their communities perceive the main changes affecting their livelihoods, including (but not only) climate change, and how they try to respond and innovatively adapt to these changes. This study formed part of the work of the Prolinnova-Ethiopia multistakeholder platform in the Axum area, carried out in the Rockefeller Foundation-supported project “Strengthening Community Resilience to Change: Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research” (CLIC–SR). The “Assessment report on community perceptions of and creative capacity to respond to change in Tahtai Maichew, Ethiopia” can be found here.

  • CLIC-SR Ethiopia Project Field Report of Enebse Sar Medir (ESM)

    Prolinnova-Ethiopia conducted a learning workshop in Enesbe Sar Medir (ESM), Mertule-Mariam, one of the project sites where CLIC-SR project is implemented. The learning workshop involved exchanging ideas with local people on perceived changes in recent years affecting their livelihoods and local innovations in response to these changes. After conducting the learning workshop, a study team was organised and briefed to carry out the field study and come up with identified local innovations. This report gives the highlights on the overall progress of the learning workshop and the way forward.

  • CLIC-SR Ethiopia field study report for 2013 annual meeting

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    In the Axum area of Tigray Region in northern Ethiopia, Prolinnova-Ethiopia explored local perceptions of changes affecting their livelihoods and local innovation in response to these changes. This short paper describes the process of and experience in making this study.

  • Prolinnova-Ethiopia FAIR3 Workshop Proceedings

    Stakeholders in agricultural research and development gathered at the end of Dec 2012 in Addis Ababa to review experiences in piloting Local Innovation Support Funds and to discuss how this approach could be mainstreamed.

  • Policy brief: LISF enhances local innovation in Ethiopia

    This 4-page brief is based on the experience of Prolinnova-Ethiopia in piloting Local Innovation Support Funds (LISFs) at three sites in the south, centre and north of Ethiopia. It shows how farmer-managed funds for local innovation and adaptation initiatives can be handled effectively at local level, add value to production and enhance local capacities. It draws attention to major implications for policy in Ethiopia and offers suggestions to policymakers.

  • Strategy for upscaling Local Innovation Support Funds (LISFs) in Ghana and Ethiopia

    Under the transition phase of FAIR (Farmer Access to Innovation Resources), multistakeholder Country Platforms that have been piloting LISFs have analysed their experiences and have developed LISF models that they consider suitable for the specific context of their respective countries. They have also developed strategies for scaling up the LISF The first reports have been finalised - watch this space for more:

    LISF model and upscaling scenarios for Ghana by Franklin Avornyo (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Animal Research Institute), Zimi Alhassan (Ministry of Food and Agriculture) and Joseph Nchor (Association of Church-based Development Projects) 

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