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PROmoting Local INNOVAtion in ecologically oriented agriculture and NRM  

VISION:    A world where women and men farmers play decisive roles in agricultural research and development for sustainable livelihoods

Prolinnova multi-CP capacity strengthening in Horn of Africa

A new Prolinnova project “From despair to hope – promoting women’s and youth innovation for food and nutrition security and community resilience in Sudan and South Sudan” was developed jointly by Chesha Wettasinha, International Support Team (IST) member based in KIT (Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands), Fetien Abay, long-time Prolinnova partner in Mekelle University in northern Ethiopia, and Mawahib Ahmed, Prolinnova–Sudan coordinator from the National Centre for Research (NCR).

Farmer innovator Joe Ouko featured in webinar “Hunger for Justice”

 
Photo by Laurens van Veldhuizen            Photo by Chesha Wettasinha

Policy brief on supporting local innovation for household food & nutrition security

A 4-page policy brief on “Supporting local innovation for household food and nutrition security” draws lessons from experiences in the project "Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security" (Proli-FaNS). This project was implemented in five countries – Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana – in the period 2016–19 and was funded by Misereor/Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid, Germany) through a grant from the “One World No Hunger” (SEWOH) initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Lisa Williams van Dijk new POG co-chair

As of 1 June 2020, Lisa Williams van Dijk has replaced Pratap Shrestha as co-chair of the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG), after Pratap retired from the POG.

Suman Manandhar from Nepal joins the POG

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are very happy to announce that Suman Manandhar from Nepal has joined the POG as an independent member. Suman will occupy the seat that fell vacant with the departure of Pratap Shrestha, also from Nepal, who had served the POG for several years. Suman has been a committed member of the Prolinnova network and we look forward to drawing on his expertise and extensive experience. Read more in his bio-sketch.

New Subregional Coordinator for Eastern & Southern Africa

 

 Jacob Wanyama, new SRC for ESA

Jacob Barasa Wanyama has been selected as the new Prolinnova Subregional Coordinator (SRC) for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA). He will take over from Brigid Letty from South Africa on 1 June 2020; Brigid will be mentoring him throughout the month of June. He will be coordinating the subregional activities of the Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and any future CPs that form themselves in ESA.

Ethnoveterinary knowledge and innovation - new project in Ghana


Project of promoting ethnoveterinary medicine for sustainable livestock husbandry in Northern Ghana    


A 3-year "ethnovet" project (Oct 2019–Sept 2022) funded by Misereor / KZE (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid, Germany) is being implemented by the Association of Church-based Development Projects (ACDEP) with four Ghanaian partner institutions and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPA) under the Prolinnova network umbrella.

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