Troisième formation DPI au Bénin / Third PID training in Benin

Photo: Studio Mass, Benin

Troisième formation DPI au Bénin

Participatory research for food innovation by women in Tigray

Fetien Abay, a long-time member of the Prolinnova network, has just published a chapter in a new book Women in precision agriculture: technological breakthroughs, challenges and aspiration for a prosperous and sustainable future (edited by Takoi Khemais Hamrita) issued in 2021 by Springer Nature Switzerland.

Annonce de la Foire d’Innovation Paysanne au Cameroun / Announcing Farmer Innovation Fair in Cameroon (FIPAC)

Farmer-to-farmer sharing about local experimentation with palm tree seeds (Photo: Amina Bwebeyuou)

 

Annonce de la Foire d’Innovation Paysanne au Cameroun

Promoting women’s innovation in feeding children in Benin & Kenya

The project NaviNut “Enhancing women’s agency in navigating changing food environments to improve child nutrition in African drylands” held its start-up workshop in early December 2020. It takes a transdisciplinary research approach: co-creating knowledge across different scientific disciplines and societal stakeholders. The German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) coordinates the work together with the Center for Research and Development in Drylands (CRDD, a member of Prolinnova–Kenya); the University of Parakou (involved in training on participatory innovation development/PID with another project under the Prolinnova umbrella) and the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin; the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya; and South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences in Germany. This 3-year project is funded by the German Ministry for Food & Agriculture (BMEL).

Peter Gubbels joins Prolinnova Oversight Group

In December 2020, Peter Gubbels – a Canadian living and working in northern Ghana – was selected by the Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in West & Central Africa to take the seat for this subregion in the Prolinnova Oversight Group. He was nominated by the CP in northern Ghana.

International Farmer Innovation Day (IFID) celebrated in Nepal

International Farmer Innovation Day (IFID) was celebrated in Nepal on 29 November 2020 using the Zoom platform.

Deuxième formation DPI au Bénin / Second PID training in Benin


En octobre 2020, le deuxième atelier sur le développement participatif d'innovation (DPI) s'est tenu virtuellement, comme le premier, en raison de la situation de COVID-19. C'était dans le cadre du projet "Renforcement de capacités des enseignants des lycées agricoles pour soutenir l'entrepreneuriat social basé sur l'innovation locale pour la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle", financé par le Programme Orange Knowledge de Nuffic.
 

Prolinnova–Kenya in Horn of Africa & Sahel Knowledge Share Fair

Vincent Mariadho, PK coordinator, presenting Joe Ouko’s locally formulated dairy goat meal

SULCI-FaNS Partners Meeting 23–25 Nov 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 annual meeting of partners in the SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security) project was held online. The main aims of the workshop were to:

  • share experiences on project implementation in Year 1
  • identify capacity needs and plan for technical support to address them
  • plan other project activities for Year 2

The Country Platforms involved in the SULCI-FaNS project – in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya – discussed their progress and achievements related to:

Guidelines for gender analysis in local innovation development

In 2017–18, Chesha Wettasinha from the International Support Team (IST), based at KIT (Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam), worked together with Mona Dhamankar, also from KIT, in developing guidelines for gender analysis in local innovation development (GALID). This initiative was supported by FAO and supervised by Susan Kaaria, Senior Gender Officer, Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division.

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