March 2020

New Subregional Coordinator in West & Central Africa! / Nouveau coordinateur sous-régional en Afrique occidentale et centrale !


Abdel-Karim Ali Mahamane is the new Prolinnova Subregional Coordinator (SRC) for West & Central Africa as of 1 April 2020. His position is paid out of two projects funded through Misereor/KZE (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid) in Germany: SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate in Food and Nutrition Security) and Proli-GEAFaSa (Promoting local innovation in water management in family farming in the Sahel) He will be coordinating the subregional activities of the Country Platforms (CPs) in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and Senegal – and possibly of future CPs that form themselves. He is successor to Georges Djohy, who has been SRC since May 2017 and has taken on a new position in research.

Welcome to Prolinnova–South India !


The Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) has approved the proposal of a multistakeholder group in Kerala State in South India to be recognised as a “Country Platform” (CP) within the Prolinnova Community of Practice. In large countries with diverse conditions and/or social groups, a CP can be started at state level. The group in Kerala wants to start as Prolinnova–South India and hopes to expand over time to other parts of India.

Introduction

About Prolinnova–South India

Innovations and practices developed by farmers and local communities for addressing location-specific needs, based on practical knowledge and local resources, are gaining more and more importance and significance, especially in the present agrarian crises of climate change, agricultural biodiversity erosion and food insecurity.

Prolinnova–South India, a multistakeholder platform formed in 2020, intends to strengthen and supplement the experimentation and innovation capacities of local farmers and local communities. It is committed to developing processes, procedures and programmes for supporting experimentation in local communities and for mainstreaming farmer innovation processes and results in the formal agricultural research and development (ARD) system. Prolinnova–South India seeks to bring together NGOs, academic institutions, students, the private sector and government ARD institutions and also to mobilise support to this end.

For more information, please email: / Pour plus d'informations, veuillez envoyez un courriel à:

Coordinateur: Djibril Thiam, Directeur, AgriBio Services (thiamdjibril@yahoo.fr / agribioservices@gmail.com)

Burkina Faso: Augustin Ouédraogo, Réseau MARP (wendpayanguede@gmail.com)

Sénégal: (Ms) Oumy Ndiaye (ndiayoumy89@gmail.com)

Introduction

See English translation below

Promotion de l’innovation locale dans la gestion de l'eau en agriculture familiale au Sahel (Proli-GEAFaSa)

Un projet de 3 ans « Promotion de l’innovation locale dans la Gestion de l’Eau en Agriculture Familiale au Sahel » (Proli-GEAFaSA) a commencé en janvier 2020. Il est financé par Misereor/KZE (Agence centrale catholique pour l'aide au développement, Allemagne) et est réalisé au Burkina Faso et au Sénégal par les Plateformes Pays ProFEIS-Burkina et Prolinnova-Sénégal, respectivement. L’ONG coordinatrice du projet est AgriBio Services basée à Thiès au Sénégal.

L’objectif global du projet est de promouvoir l’innovation locale dans la gestion de l’eau en agriculture familiale au Sahel. Les objectifs spécifiques sont:

PID training for SULCI-FaNS anglophone partners

A key activity in the “Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security” (SULCI-FaNS) project’s calendar for 2020 was a training in Participatory Innovation Development (PID) for partners from francophone and anglophone countries, namely Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya. This project is a follow-on to the “Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security” (Proli-FaNS) project that was implemented in the period 2016–19 in these countries.

PID training for SULCI-FaNS anglophone partners

A key activity in the “Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security” (SULCI-FaNS) project’s calendar for 2020 is a training in Participatory Innovation Development (PID) for partners from anglophone and francophone countries, namely Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya. This project is a follow-on to the “Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security” (Proli-FaNS) project that was implemented in the period 2016–19 in these countries.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL:

Host organisation: Peermade Development Society (PDS)

Contact persons:
TJ James: james.tj6@gmail.com
Hubby Mathew: hmathew@hotmail.com