About Prolinnova / A propos de Prolinnova

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PROmoting Local INNOVAtion in ecologically oriented agriculture and NRM  

VISION:    A world where women and men farmers play decisive roles in agricultural research and development for sustainable livelihoods

Deuxième formation DPI au Bénin / Second PID training in Benin


En octobre 2020, le deuxième atelier sur le développement participatif d'innovation (DPI) s'est tenu virtuellement, comme le premier, en raison de la situation de COVID-19. C'était dans le cadre du projet "Renforcement de capacités des enseignants des lycées agricoles pour soutenir l'entrepreneuriat social basé sur l'innovation locale pour la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle", financé par le Programme Orange Knowledge de Nuffic.
 

Prolinnova–Kenya in Horn of Africa & Sahel Knowledge Share Fair

Vincent Mariadho, PK coordinator, presenting Joe Ouko’s locally formulated dairy goat meal

Guidelines for gender analysis in local innovation development

In 2017–18, Chesha Wettasinha from the International Support Team (IST), based at KIT (Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam), worked together with Mona Dhamankar, also from KIT, in developing guidelines for gender analysis in local innovation development (GALID). This initiative was supported by FAO and supervised by Susan Kaaria, Senior Gender Officer, Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division.

Training in Benin on social entrepreneurship based on local innovation / Formation sur l’entrepreneuriat social basé sur l’innovation locale

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The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) of the Netherlands Organisation for Internationalisation of Education (Nuffic) is supporting tailor-made training to strengthen the capacity of teachers in agricultural technical colleges in North Benin to support social entrepreneurship based on local innovation for food and nutrition security. This project is a collaborative effort of the Faculty of Agronomy, University of Parakou in Benin; the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in the Netherlands; AgriBio Services in Senegal; and the Prolinnova international network. Nuffic provides funding through the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Prolinnova multi-CP capacity strengthening in Horn of Africa

A new Prolinnova project “From despair to hope – promoting women’s and youth innovation for food and nutrition security and community resilience in Sudan and South Sudan” was developed jointly by Chesha Wettasinha, International Support Team (IST) member based in KIT (Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands), Fetien Abay, long-time Prolinnova partner in Mekelle University in northern Ethiopia, and Mawahib Ahmed, Prolinnova–Sudan coordinator from the National Centre for Research (NCR).

Farmer innovator Joe Ouko featured in webinar “Hunger for Justice”

 
Photo by Laurens van Veldhuizen            Photo by Chesha Wettasinha

Policy brief on supporting local innovation for household food & nutrition security

A 4-page policy brief on “Supporting local innovation for household food and nutrition security” draws lessons from experiences in the project "Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security" (Proli-FaNS). This project was implemented in five countries – Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana – in the period 2016–19 and was funded by Misereor/Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid, Germany) through a grant from the “One World No Hunger” (SEWOH) initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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