April 2021

Prolinnova-Ghana annual report 2020

The Country Platform (CP) in Ghana had been very active in 2020. It is implementing two projects under the Prolinnova umbrella, namely SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security) and Ethnoveterinary Medicine (Ethnovet), with field activities in two and four learning sites, respectively.

The National Steering Committee and Core Support Team were strengthened through some replacements with younger persons, and have actively provided governance, coordination and technical support to the CP. The Covid19 pandemic had been the biggest challenge, but activities have continued nevertheless.

The 2020 report summarises the key achievements of the CP during the year and also includes a self-assessment of the CP’s functioning.

Prolinnova-Bolivia report for 2019

The new director of PRODII, José A. Arratia Ríos, reports on some activities to promote farmer-led innovation in Bolivia in 2019. PRODII is the host organisation of Prolinnova-Bolivia.

El nuevo director del PRODII, José A. Arratia Ríos, informa sobre algunas actividades para promover la innovación liderada por los agricultores en Bolivia en 2019. PRODII es la organización que alberga a Prolinnova-Bolivia.

See the report (in Spanish and English) here / Vea el informe (en español e inglés) aquí.

Women innovators showcased in Appropriate Technology magazine

The March 2021 issue of the Appropriate Technology magazine (Vol. 48, No. 1) published two articles on women innovators in Kenya and Nepal. Prolinnova partners in the two countries have been working with these women in farmer-led joint research and helping them share their experiences within and beyond their communities. Both women presented their innovations at the virtual Global Farmer Innovation Fair hosted by Prolinnova and A Growing Culture in February 2021. Read the articles here:

1st Proli-GEAFaSa partners meeting in Burkina

The first meeting of the partners of the Proli-GEAFaSa project was hosted by the Country Platform (CP) in Burkina Faso on 1–3 April 2021. This Misereor-funded project covers two Prolinnova CPs in West Africa (Burkina Faso and Senegal) and aims to promote local innovation in water management in family farming. Workshop participants were the national technical implementation teams from the two CPs and the Subregional Coordinator (SRC) for West & Central Africa (WCA).

The workshop was an opportunity to discuss project progress during Year 1 and to plan activities for Year 2. The main activities implemented and results recorded were:

Resumo da estratégia da Prolinnova 2021-25

A estratégia em inglês da Prolinnova para 2021-25 pode ser encontrada na página web "Sobre a Prolinnova" (www.prolinnova.net/content/about-prolinnova). Um resumo de 3 páginas em português pode ser encontrado aqui:

Resumo da estratégia da Prolinnova 2021–25 (PDF file; 140 KB)