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Final report on Proli-FaNS in Ethiopia 2016–19

Prolinnova–Ethiopia’s final report on the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security) project covers the period from August 2016 to July 2019. It gives an overview of the actors involved and the activities they carried out to enhance the innovative capacities of rural communities, to support particularly women innovators and to promote collective learning in the Country Platform.

Proli-FaNS in Kenya: Year 3 report

The Prolinnova–Kenya coordinator Vincent Mariadho reports on Year 3 (2018-19) of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project. He gives particular attention to the innovativeness of rural women and their active participation in agricultural shows and the International Farmer Innovation Day celebrations, as well as a workshop on gender mainstreaming in farmer-led research. Several newly identified innovations by women and men in Kisumu and Makueni are briefly described, e.g. for striga control and to improve the traditional “hot pot”. The report can be found here.

Proli-FaNS in Cameroon: Year 3 report

The Prolinnova-Cameroon coordinator Jean Bosco Etoa reports on activities in Year 3 (2018-19) of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project funded by Misereor/KZE. Farmers and staff from NGOs and institutions of higher education in Cameroon have been collaborating in ways that help develop the innovative capacities of rural men and women to improve their farming and nutrition of their families. Several local innovations and cases of farmer-led joint experimentation, e.g. in beekeeping, snail farming and multiplying shallot for planting are briefly described. The 10-page report can be found here.

Proli-FaNS in Ghana: Year 3 report

Prolinnova-Ghana is proud to present its report on the third year (Aug. 2018 - Sept 2019) of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project. It describes the newest cases of joint experimentation on local innovations in food processing and preservation and ethnoveterinary medicine to treat African swine fever, and the recognition given by district government to women innovators. It summarises achievements in the course of the three year in terms of farmer-led research, documentation of local innovation and advocacy to mainstream the PID approach. It also includes a summary of the findings of the external evaluation of the project. The report can be found here.

Local social innovation to protect trees in northern Ghana

Within the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project, partners in Prolinnova-Ghana are identifying local innovations that improve food and nutrition security directly and indirectly. The 3-page document Social innovation for protecting trees in Kabre Community in Bongo District, Ghana” describes a local institutional innovation called the Tisenaaba or “Tree Chief” that was developed by a rural community in northern Ghana to prevent destruction of trees – especially economic trees that support the livelihoods of women and their families by providing fruits, nuts and leaves.

Improving sheabutter processing in Bongo District

Within the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project, partners in Prolinnova-Ghana are identifying local innovations that improve food and nutrition security and are facilitating processes of farmer-led joint research. The 3-page document Improving sheabutter processing and marketing to benefit rural women in the Bongo District of Ghana” presents a local innovation by Ms Nsobila Atinabono in processing sheabutter. It describes the collaboration between the Asongtaba Women’s Group, of which the innovator is a member, with the local NGO NABOCADO and the Bongo District Department of Agriculture in improving the processing and marketing of the women’s sheabutter.

12 innovations by men & women farmers in Mertulemariam, Amhara Region

During the Proli-FaNS project, partners in Mertulemariam in the Enebse Sar Mider action-learning site in Gojjam in Amhara Region of Ethiopia identified several innovations by men and women farmers that contribute to improving the food and nutrition security of their families and communities. Twelve of these innovations, referring mainly to biopesticides for crops and livestock but also including sack gardening, making gasoline from weeds, local soapmaking, ploughing with one ox, soil & water conservation, and making beetroot juice, are documented in this report.

Proli-FaNS in Ethiopia: Year 3 report

The narrative report on Year 3 of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project in Ethiopia covers the period from August 2018 to July 2019. It outlines achievements in strengthening the innovative capacities of rural communities, gaining more recognition of women farmers as innovators and contributing to building a subregional Prolinnova platform in Eastern & Southern Africa. A highlight was the chance for men and women farmers from Tigray and Gojjam to exhibit their innovations at a celebration of cultural biodiversity in Southern Ethiopia. The report can be found here.

Proli-FaNS progress report Jan–April 2019

The third year of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project is nearing its completion, which will be end of July 2019. The progress report for the period January–April 2019 gives a concise overview of what the project has accomplished in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya. This includes the field activities in supporting farmer-led research, documentation of local innovation and joint experimentation processes, and policy dialogue toward institutionalisation of Prolinnova's approach to agricultural research and development to improve food and nutrition security. See the report here.

Proli-FaNS progress report Jan–April 2019

The third year of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project is nearing its completion, which will be end of July 2019. The progress report for the period January–April 2019 gives a concise overview of what the project has accomplished in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya. This includes the field activities in supporting farmer-led research, documentation of local innovation and joint experimentation processes, and policy dialogue toward institutionalisation of Prolinnova's approach to agricultural research and development to improve food and nutrition security. See the report here.

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