Prolinnova International Secretariat moves to KIT !

Since 1 July 2015, the Prolinnova International Secretariat is hosted by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. See below the announcement in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. We thank ETC Foundation for hosting the Secretariat since the launch of Prolinnova until now!

About Prolinnova

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 at WRF Global Conference on Family Farming

The World Rural Forum (WRF) is a network that brings together family farmer organisations (FFOs) and rural associations in Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. It coordinated the campaign for the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) celebrated in 2014 with various activities at national, regional and international level. The Global Conference “Let’s Build the Future: Family Farming” on 21-23 September 2015 in Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) is an important step toward guaranteeing continued attention to the IYFF 2014 issues. It is meant to help keep the subject high on the international agenda and to inspire activities and initiatives to promote family farming over the coming decade.

Four POG members attend GFAR Constituent Assembly

Four members of the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG), each representing his/her regional constituency, took part in the Constituent Assembly of the GFAR (Global Forum on Agricultural Research) held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 24–26 August 2015: 

Farmer-led research featured at Food Security Centre in Germany

In July 2015, the study on farmer-led research made by the Prolinnova team based in the Netherlands was featured in the “FSC in Dialog” series of the Food Security Centre (FSC) at the University of Hohenheim in southern Germany.

Ann Waters-Bayer, a member of the International Support Team of Prolinnova, was invited to speak on "Attaining and sustaining food security through farmer-led research". 

Farmer innovators’ views on capacity to innovate

During the West African Farmer Innovation Fair on 15–16 May 2015 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Jean-Marie Diop on behalf of Prolinnova interviewed farmer exhibitors to gain insight into their perspectives of what enhances and constraints local innovation. 

Newly elected Prolinnova Oversight Group members

In addition to the change in host of the Prolinnova network from ETC Foundation to KIT (Royal Tropical Institute), there have been a couple of changes in the membership in the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG).

PID training manual published in French

The PROFEIS (Promoting Farmer Experimentation and Innovation in the Sahel) group in Mali has published a training guide on Participatory Innovation Development (PID) compiled by Jean-Marie Diop, senior advisor to PROFEIS-Mali

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