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  • Two Prolinnova articles from Kenya in "Appropriate Technology"

    In the June 2022 issue of the Appropriate Technology magazine, there are two articles written by people involved in the Prolinnova network and related projects:
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Catalogue d'innovations locales au Bénin / Catalogue of local innovations in Benin

    Ce « Catalogue d’innovations locales » est un produit du projet financé par Nuffic « 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).

  • Articles in “Appropriate Technology” on local innovation in Kenya & Senegal

    Two articles about Prolinnova work in Eastern Africa and in West Africa were published in the March 2022 issue of the Appropriate Technology magazine:

  • Year 2 report on Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate

    The second year of the 3-year Misereor-funded project Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security (SULCI-FaNS) was completed in September 2021.

  • Virtual International Partners Workshop 2021

    The International Partners Workshop (IPW) took place virtually in early October 2021, the first day being an online marketplace that gave partners in the Country Platforms a chance to share some experiences in promoting local innovation and participatory innovation development (PID) activities in their countries. The IPW focused on two main themes - institutionalisation of the PID approach and regionalisation of the Prolinnova network - and also discussed some issues around how digitalisation might support PID. Invited speaker Million Belay, General Coordinator of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), shared some insights into communication across countries in Africa for advocacy.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the IPW, including the marketplace, to those who facilitated sessions, to those who made presentations, and to the very able translators who assisted with French-English-Portuguese simultaneous interpretation.

  • International Farmer Innovation Day (IFID) 2021 in Nepal

    “Sharing about farmer innovation with students of secondary schools and universities was the highlight of the events to mark IFID 2021 in Nepal. One event was held at the Creative Academy, a secondary school in Kirtipur, Kathmandu, and the other was a Zoom event organised by a supporter of farmer innovation. Read the report ….”

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