April 2020

Prolinnova-Mozambique annual report for 2019


Despite many challenges and adversities in 2019, the network in Mozambique managed to implement some activities with funds mainly from FAO and CIC-Batá (Centre for Initiatives for Cooperation, a Spanish NGO). These activities consisted in supporting and strengthening local innovation processes in some farmer associations, and disseminating previously identified and proven local innovations to other communities in six districts of Gaza Province: Massangenaa, Chigubo, Mabalane, Massingir, Guijá and Chibuto.The report on the CP's activities in 2019, including an action plan for 2020 and a photo report, can be found here.

Activities of Prolinnova–Cameroon in 2019

Le rapport annuel de Prolinnova-Cameroun pour l'année 2019 présente ses principales activités en matière d'identification et de documentation des innovations locales, de documentation de l'expérimentation conjointe menée par les agriculteurs et de mise en réseau, y compris la planification d'un foire de l'innovation paysanne au Cameroun en 2020.

UK 1st Prolinnova Country Platform in Global North !

During the virtual meeting of the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) on 8 April 2020, a new Country Platform (CP) was welcomed into our Community of Practice. The CP in the UK is the first one in the Global North. It consists of the Farmer-Led Innovation Network (FLIN), currently active in England, Scotland and Wales. The coordinator Lisa Williams van Dijk of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) already presented FLIN by Skype during the International Partners Workshop (IPW) in Senegal in May 2019, so some Prolinnova partners are already familiar with it.

FLIN brings together over 20 organisations that are promoting farmer-led participatory research and innovation in the UK. They joined forces to share best practices with this approach; to build capacity of existing and new organisations to support farmer-led innovation and research initiatives; to motivate scientists, agricultural advisors and farmers to interact in such initiatives; and to develop collaborative projects/programmes in the UK and internationally.

Introduction

The Farmer-Led Innovation Network (FLIN) in the UK was accepted in April 2020 as the first Prolinnova Country Platform (CP) in the Global North. FLIN was set up in 2018 to share knowledge and experiences and provide a collective advocacy voice for farmers directly involved in these initiatives. Its main aim is to understand, learn from and "power up" farmer-led innovation initiatives in the UK.

Network objectives

Introduction

The Farmer-Led Innovation Network (FLIN) in the UK was accepted in April 2020 as the first Prolinnova Country Platform (CP) in the Global North. FLIN was set up in 2018 to share knowledge and experiences and provide a collective advocacy voice for farmers directly involved in these initiatives. Its main aim is to understand, learn from and "power up" farmer-led innovation initiatives in the UK.

Network objectives

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL:

Farmer-Led Innovation Network (FLIN)

c/o Royal Agricultural University, Cirenchester, UK

Contact:

(Ms) Lisa Williams van Dijk (Lisa.WilliamsvanDijk@rau.ac.uk), Coordinator
(Ms) Julie Ingram (jingram@glos.ac.uk), Countryside & Community Research Institute, NSC Chairperson

Farmer innovators are happy people... impressions from a field visit to Kenya

In September 2019, Chesha Wettasinha, a member of the Prolinnova International Support Team was in Kenya on a field visit. She was inspired by the farmer innovators she met and how they are making positive change in their communities. Read her account here.