News & Reports Archive

  • Engagement of LI-BIRD for promotion of agrobiodiversity: special emphasis on Prolinnova

    by Shreeram P Neopane
    Executive Director, LI-BIRD

    presented at Development Opportunity Crops Network (DOCNet) 2nd Stakeholder Workshop, 10-11 January 2012, Rome, Italy 

    (PDF file: 1.39 MB)


  • Learning in innovation systems in South Africa

    In South Africa (SA), the Prolinnova network is linked with the EU-funded JOLISAA (Joint Learning in Innovation Systems in African Agriculture) project through Brigid Letty, Institute of Natural Resources, coordinator of Prolinnova–SA and member of the JOLISAA–SA team. At a JOLISAA-SA workshop in late January 2012, extension agents and researchers involved in three cases of innovation

  • Strengthening local resilience to climate change: the role of grassroots adaptation and PID

    Prolinnova contribution to study day on strengthen local resilience to climate change

    On 25 January 2012, Laurens van Veldhuizen from the Prolinnova International Secretariat attended a study day on community-based adaptation to climate change organised  by Germany-based Misereor. In his presentation, he shared the findings of the initial work on local innovation and climate-change adaptation undertaken by partners in Nepal, Niger and Ethiopia and outlined how a participatory innovation development (PID) approach can help strengthen local adaptive capacities. His PowerPoint presentation - incorporating some of the comments and findings from the discussions during the study day - can be found here.

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  • New Misereor project LINEX-CCA in Asia !

    On 1 January 2012 a new regional programme was started by Prolinnova partners in Cambodia, India and Nepal. “Local INnovation and EXperimentation: an entry point to Climate-Change Adaptation for sustainable livelihoods in Asia“ is known as LINEX–CCA for short. Misereor, Germany, has approved activities for three years. The content coordination of LINEX–CCA lies with LI-BIRD in Nepal, the administrative coordination with CEDAC in Cambodia. The overall aim is, by using participatory innovation development (PID), to improve the livelihoods of rural communities, especially women, that depend on agriculture and are vulnerable to climate change. Also the capacities of local organisations will be strengthened to support these innovating, experimenting and adapting communities. Evidence will be provided to feed into policy dialogue at national and international level, designed to increase recognition of local capacities and initiatives in dealing with climate change.

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