May 2020

Suman Manandhar from Nepal joins the POG

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suman Manandhar from Nepal has joined the POG as an independent member. Suman will occupy the seat that fell vacant with the departure of Pratap Shrestha, also from Nepal, who had served the POG for several years. Suman has long been a committed member of the Prolinnova network and we look forward to drawing on his expertise and extensive experience. Read more in his bio-sketch.

Prolinnova Uganda's 2019 annual report


The 2019 report of the Prolinnova–Uganda Country Platform (CP) presents its key achievements, challenges and perspectives. Although the CP is constrained in terms of external funding, interactions between the members and key stakeholders in agricultural research and development in Uganda continue through information exchange and networking, as well as participation in activities led by CP members. In 2019, considerable attention was given to mobilising resources to be able to achieve the aspirations of the CP.

New Subregional Coordinator for Eastern & Southern Africa

 

 Jacob Wanyama, new SRC for ESA

Jacob Barasa Wanyama has been selected as the new Prolinnova Subregional Coordinator (SRC) for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA). He will take over from Brigid Letty from South Africa on 1 June 2020; Brigid will be mentoring him throughout the month of June. He will be coordinating the subregional activities of the Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and any future CPs that form themselves in ESA.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL:

Foster Baba Awuni, Ethnovet Project Coordinator
Association of Church-Based Development Projects (ACDEP)
foster@acdep.org

Introduction

Ethnovet Project: Promoting Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Sustainable Livestock Husbandry in Northern Ghana

Introduction

The 3-year Ethnovet Project (October 2019–September 2022), funded by Misereor/KZE (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid, Germany), is being implemented by the Association of Church-based Development Projects (ACDEP), an NGO in northern Ghana. It is working in four districts in the Northern, North East and Upper East Regions of Ghana with four Ghanaian partner institutions:

  • Animal Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-ARI);
  • Veterinary Services Department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA);
  • Pong-Tamale Central Veterinary Laboratory; and
  • Animal Science Department of the University for Development Studies.

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPA) is the international technical backstopper of the project.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL:

Joe Nchor, SULCI-FaNS Coordinator
Association of Church-Based Development Projects (ACDEP)
nchorjoseph@yahoo.com

Eastern & Southern Africa 2019 report

The annual report for 2019 from the subregional platform in Eastern & Southern Africa covers activities undertaken by the 8 Country Platforms (CPs) in the subregion: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe, as well as activities at subregional level. These were related to workshops and networking, backstopping of CPs, strengthening the structure and profile of the subregional platform, and fundraising. The report was compiled by Brigid Letty (South Africa), who has been the acting subregional coordinator since April 2019.

Ethnoveterinary knowledge and innovation - new project in Ghana


Project of promoting ethnoveterinary medicine for sustainable livestock husbandry in Northern Ghana    


A 3-year "ethnovet" project (Oct 2019–Sept 2022) funded by Misereor / KZE (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid, Germany) is being implemented by the Association of Church-based Development Projects (ACDEP) with four Ghanaian partner institutions and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPA) under the Prolinnova network umbrella.