TRAINING AND MENTORSHIP IN PARTICIPATORY INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT

Cases of joint experimentation - Outcomes and lessons learnt 
August 2015 to July 2016

A training programme, conducted in collaboration with the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), funded by Nuffic involved two workshops and a period of practical application of the principles covered in the workshops. The final report documents the cases of joint experimentation undertaken by participating organisations. The training programme was requested by Mahlathini Development Foundation and was supported by the Institute of Natural Resources (INR).

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A Growing Culture & Prolinnova showcase local innovations

The Prolinnova network has entered into a partnership with A Growing Culture (AGC) to develop a knowledge base for showcasing and making accessible local innovations and farmer-led documentation.

Two events organised by Prolinnova–Nepal in August 2016

The Prolinnova–Nepal Country Platform with the assistance of researchers and staff of the Natural History Museum (NHM), Tribhuvan University, organised a workshop on Grant Writing Development for Youth on 3–4 August 2016 and a seminar on Weed Science: Status and Future Directions on 5 August 2016.

Farmer innovators' views on capacity to innovate presented at IFSA symposium

The 12th European IFSA (International Farming Systems Association) Symposium was hosted by the Harper Adams University in Newport, UK, on 12-15 July 2016 on the theme “Social and technological transformation of farming systems: diverging and converging pathways”.

Prolinnova–Philippines update 2015

Prolinnova-Philippines is a relatively "young" Country Platform which does not have any dedicated Prolinnova funding but is nevertheless active in promoting local innovation. Its report on activities in 2015 can be found here (PDF file; 337 KB).

Prolinnova strategy 2016–20

In 2015–16, a small team from the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG), Country Platforms (CPs) and the International Support Team (IST) facilitated discussion within the network on the future direction and activities of Prolinnova (Promoting Local Innovation in ecologically oriented agriculture and natural resource management). On the basis of these discussions, it drafted the Prolinnova strategy for 2016–20:

Full document in English (22 pages)

Main points in English (2 pages)

2016 International Partners Workshop in Senegal 16-20 May

Photo: Taylor Barry

The 2016 Prolinnova International Partners Workshop (IPW) was hosted by Prolinnova/PROFEIS–Senegal, coordinated by Agrecol-Afrique, in the week of 16–20 May 2016 in Thiès, Senegal. For the workshop programme and list of participants, click here.

Stocktaking of Prolinnova presented at GCARD3

Over a decade of experience of promoting farmer-led innovation through the Prolinnova network was showcased at the third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3) on 6–8 April 2016 in Johannesburg. The event was organised by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) and hosted by the South African Government and the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa.

Taking stock of ten years promoting farmer-led innovation

The report "Ten years of promoting farmer-led innovation: taking stock of achievements of the Prolinnova Global Partnership Programme and network" provides a synthesis of all findings and information generated through a “stocktaking” process that involved a desk study of Prolinnova documents and evaluation reports, a questionnaire to 40 staff members of international organizations in agricultural research and development (ARD), self-assessment by the Country Platforms (CPs) and backstopping visits to five CPs.

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