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

After regular elections by Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in May 2015, two new members have joined 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

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!

2015 International Partners Workshop (IPW) held in Axum, Ethiopia

Prolinnova-Ethiopia, coordinated by PANE (Poverty Action Network Ethiopia), hosted the International Partners Workshop (IPW) on 27-30 April 2015 in Axum, Ethiopia. This was a return visit to Ethiopia, where the first IPW took place in March 2004 in Yirgalem.

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