2013

PROFEIS-Senegal presented at roundtable on smallholder-centred research

Agrecol-Afrique was invited by REPAOC, a network of NGOs in West and Central Africa with base in Senegal, to present the work of PROFEIS-Senegal at a roundtable on the role of smallholder farmers in agricultural innovation. This was a policy-influencing event held on 1 August 2013 in Dakar in the framework of the EU-funded project INSARD (Including Smallholders in Agricultural Research for Development). Djibril Thiam explained the aims, structure and approach of PROFEIS-Senegal and presented an example of farmer innovation in the face of climate change: growing mango seedlings in Piliostigma shrubs to protect the seedlings from drying out and thus improving their survival rate. The PPT can be found here.  

Rapport Atelier sur DPI PROFEIS-CCAFS mai 2013

As part of the collaboration between CCAFS and Prolinnova, Agrecol-Afrique - the NGO that coordinates the Country Platform in Senegal - organised a workshop in May 2013 on Participatory Innovation Development (PID) with a focus on farmer-led joint experimentation. This was held in Kaolack and gave government and NGO staff in the region of Kaffrine (a CCAFS research area) an introduction to the concept and process of PID.
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Djibril Thiam's blog on WAIA in Kenya

Djibril Thiam, coordinator of PROFEIS-Senegal, joined the Week on Agricultural Innovation in Africa (WAIA) in Nairobi, Kenya, in the last week of May 2013. His impressions (in French) of the series of events, including the Eastern African Farmer Innovation Fair (EAFIF), can be found in the wikispace: 

http://aisa2013.wikispaces.com/file/view/AISA%202013%20Djibril%20THIAM.p...

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