Proli-FaNS activities in Ghana in early 2019

The report on activities of Prolinnova-Ghana in early 2019 (January–April) in the third year of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project can be found here. It covers farmer-led research at the Bongo and Yendi action-learning site in northern Ghana, documentation and other activities such as farmer innovation fairs to share the results and processes of farmer-led joint experimentation, and advocacy for institutionalisation of the approach.

Catalogue of local innovations for food & nutrition security in Kenya

Various partner organisations in the Prolinnova–Kenya network have identified and profiled 37 innovations by small-scale Kenyan farmers - women, men and groups – to improve the food and nutrition security of their families and communities. The 48-page well-illustrated Catalogue of Local Innovations was compiled by Makonge Righa and Vincent Mariadho of World Neighbors Kenya, the host organisation of the Country Platform. The innovations were identified in the years 2016–2019 in Kisumu and Makueni Counties within the framework of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project funded by Misereor/Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid.

Farmer innovation fairs in Ghana for food & nutrition security

The local NGOs that are facilitating Prolinnova–Ghana’s work with farmers at the two action-learning sites in Bongo and Yendi held farmer innovation fairs at each site. Local media reported on the event organised by the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocesan Development Organization (NABOCADO) in Bongo in two articles: “Innovation fair held for farmers in Bongo district” in Citi Newsroom (3 May 2019) and “Bongo-Soe farmers boost food security” in Ghanaian Times (4 May 2019). These activities form part of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project funded by the German Government through Misereor/KZE (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid).

Documentation of local innovation & PID in Cameroon

As part of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security), Prolinnova–Cameroon has documented (in French) several cases of local innovation and farmer-led joint experimentation:

1.     Utilisation du kanwa pour réduire l’amertume du chocolat: description de l’innovation locale

Contact Details


Joe Nchor, SULCI-FaNS Coordinator
Association of Church-Based Development Projects (ACDEP)