June 2022

SULCI-FaNS in first half of Year 3

The SULCI-FaNS project funded by Misereor and coordinated by ACDEP (Ghana) is in its third and final year. The semi-annual progress report highlighs the activities and acheivements in the first half of Year 3, the period from October 2021 to March 2022. The project partners in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya are now working on a proposal for a follow-on project, which they hope to expand to include more CPs in Africa.

Rapport annuel 2021 / annual report 2021 Mali

Le rapport annuel de Prolinnova–Mali décrit plusieurs activités réalisées en 2021 à travers deux projets à savoir : « Promouvoir l’expérimentation et l’innovation paysannes pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et la conservation des ressources au Sahel » (PROFEIS) et « Projet de renforcement des réseaux de recherche dirigés par les agriculteurs pour améliorer l’innovation locale » (FaReNe, acronyme anglais). PROFEIS est à sa cinquième phase.

2020-21 report from Prolinnova in the UK

The Farmer-Led Research Network was recognised as a Prolinnova multistakeholder platform in the UK in April 2020. This report brings some history of FLIN and gives a summary of its activities in 2020 and 2021, including webinars and conferences and helping to set up the Centre for Effective Innovation in Agriculture.

2020-21 report from Prolinnova in the UK

The Farmer-Led Research Network was recognised as a Prolinnova multistakeholder platform in the UK in April 2020. This report brings some history of FLIN and gives a summary of its activities in 2020 and 2021, including webinars and conferences and helping to set up the Centre for Effective Innovation in Agriculture.

Scaling up innovation to better integrate women’s empowerment & nutrition in agroecology in Senegal

A consortium involving the Prolinnova–Senegal partner organisations Agrecol-Afrique and AgriBio Services, coordinated by Groundswell International, developed the project “Scaling up innovation to integrate nutrition and women’s empowerment into advisory services supporting agroecology in Senegal”. From the more than 50 proposals submitted to the GIZ Innovation Challenge 2021, the Senegal proposal was one of six finalists awarded small “proof-of-concept” grants.

Mitiku Haile, Mekelle University, awarded 2021 World Agriculture Prize !

Mitiku Haile, founder of and professor at Mekelle University, Ethiopia – and a very early member of the Prolinnova network, still a member to this day – has been awarded the 2021 World Agriculture Prize by the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA). 

Mitiku has been active in incorporating participatory approaches into agricultural education, as documented in a couple of papers on the Prolinnova website:

Vidéo « Projet OKP/TMT+ – Innovation local » (12 min)


Cette vidéo résume les réalisations et acquis du projet Orange Knowledge Programme Tailor-Made Training Plus (OKP/TMT+) au Bénin : « Renforcement de capacités des enseignants des lycées agricoles pour soutenir l’entrepreneuriat social basé sur l’innovation locale pour la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle » (2020–22).