Farmer Innovation Fair in Bolivia

The National Meeting of Farmer Innovators was held on 4 December 2015 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. A total of 45 innovations were selected for exhibit. The fair was attended by 51 innovators and included 38 stands from six departments: Santa Cruz, La Paz, Oruro, Potosi, Cochabamba and Chuquisaca.

Regional Platform Profile

Prolinnova–Andes was a regional initiative started by Vecinos Mundiales (World Neighbors), IIRR and Agrecol-Andes. Most of the activity has been in Bolivia. The multistakeholder platform sought to build partnerships in the Andean region (Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru) in order to join efforts and share experiences in such similar geographical, environmental, social, historical and economical conditions.

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.

Prolinnova activities in the Andes 2018–19

In the Andes region, two Prolinnova Country Platforms are active – one in Bolivia, hosted by PRODII (Interdisciplinary Integrated Development Programme), and the other in Peru, hosted by World Neighbors. A one-page summary of their activities in 2018 until early 2019 can be found here.

Prolinnova-Peru report for 2018

For the first time since Prolinnova-Peru was welcomed into the Prolinnova community of practice as an independent Country Platform in early 2018, the coordinator Lionel Vigil gives a 2-page report on activities in 2018.

Prolinnova-Bolivia report for 2018

In 2018, Prolinnova–Bolivia partners were interested in the experiences of African Country Platforms in working with Local Innovation Support Funds/Facilities (LISFs). One of the partners, PRODII, arranged that documents on LISF be translated into Spanish, and the partners agreed to try out LISFs in Bolivia. World Neighbors drew up a proposal with a budget from the partner organisations, and implementation is now planned. See the 2-page 2018 report in Spanish and a one-page English translation, which also includes other initiatives of Prolinnova–Bolivia.

Prolinnova-Bolivia report 2016

The network in Bolivia produced a short report on their activities in 2016 in Spanish and English, drawing attention especially to two videos on the Farmer Innovation Fair in 2016:

Understanding PID: Prolinnova Bolivian Platform

On 28-29 August 2014, a PID (Participatory Innovation Development) workshop took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia. This event was attended by 10 participants from institutions (Agrecol-Andes, Prosuco, Prodii, Vecinos Mundiales) and independent professionals who form part of the Prolinnova-Bolivia platform.

The event was a chance to understand the PID strategies that are used internationally and it was an opportunity for members of Prolinnova-Bolivia to share methodologies to promote local innovation processes.

Action-Learning on Food Sovereignty and Nutrition in Communities of Northern Potosí

Authors: Maria C. Omonte Ferrufino, Fernando Vidal Gonzalez and Yesmina Cruz Agudo

Cochabamba, Bolivia, October 2014


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