News & Reports Archive

  • The 2008 International Partners Meeting successfully completed

     

    The 2008 Prolinnova International Partners Meeting has just been completed in Tamale, Ghana.

  • Innovation by communities confronting HIV/AIDS: new sub-project

    A subgroup of Country Programmes within Prolinnova jointly developed ideas for learning and action related to Participatory Innovation Development (PID) in the face of HIV/AIDS. In January 2008, the HAPID (HIV/AIDS and PID) subproject was launched. The initial two years are funded by the Netherlands Directorate for International Cooperation (DGIS) under the Community-Led Natural Resource Management programme implemented jointly by Prolinnova and COMPAS (Comparing and Supporting Endogenous Development). The Prolinnova programmes involved initially in HAPID are those in Ghana–South, Mozambique and South Africa.

    The local organisations responsible for coordinating the HAPID activities in each country are:

  • Farmer First Revisited: reflecting on farmer innovation

    Several Prolinnova partners were invited to the 3-day workshop "Farmer First Revisited: farmer innovation and agricultural research and development twenty years on" organised by Ian Scoones, John Thompson, Robert Chambers and their team at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex in Brighton, UK, on 12-14 December 2007. The workshop brought together about 80 people, some of whom had been part of the initial Farmer First workshop at IDS 20 years ago, some who were at the Beyond Farmer First workshop 15 years ago and several younger people who are applying participatory approaches to farmer-led research and development in agriculture and natural resource management.

  • GOOD PRACTICE EXHIBITION: “SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCESSES FOR IMPROVED LIVELIHOODS”

    PELUM South Africa and PROLINNOVA South Africa jointly present

    GOOD PRACTICE EXHIBITION

    “SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCESSES
    FOR IMPROVED LIVELIHOODS”

    Call for case studies and displays

     

    We call upon development practitioners (individuals and organizations) to identify and document good practice in sustainable technologies and processes for improved livelihoods. In line with PELUM and PROLINNOVA’s vision, such practices include:

  • Welcome to new Country Programme in Mozambique

    On 11 December 2007, the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) officially welcomed Prolinnova Mozambique into the international Prolinnova community of practice. The idea for this Country Programme (CP) was born in a workshop organised by VETAID-Mozambique in December 2006, which brought together the main stakeholders in agricultural research and development in the country to share experiences in promoting farmer innovation.

  • Relevance of Prolinnova for Asia-Pacific presented at APAARI consultation

    Upon invitation of the Executive Secretary of APAARI (Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions), Pratap Shrestha, Country Coordinator of Prolinnova-Nepal, represented the international Prolinnova programme in an Expert Consultation to Review Progress of Agricultural Research Networks and Consortia in Asia-Pacific, held on 8-10 October 2007 at the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) in Hyderabad, India.

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