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

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).

Lisa Williams van Dijk new POG co-chair

As of 1 June 2020, Lisa Williams van Dijk has replaced Pratap Shrestha as co-chair of the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG), after Pratap retired from the POG.

Suman Manandhar from Nepal joins the POG

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are very happy to announce that Suman Manandhar from Nepal has joined the POG as an independent member. Suman will occupy the seat that fell vacant with the departure of Pratap Shrestha, also from Nepal, who had served the POG for several years. Suman has been a committed member of the Prolinnova network and we look forward to drawing on his expertise and extensive experience. Read more in his bio-sketch.

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