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LINEX-CCA project completed!!

The 3-year LINEX-CCA project supported by Misereor in the group of three Asian countries - Cambodia, India and Nepal - was completed in December 2014.

Proli-FaNS launched in Bongo District of Upper East Region of Ghana

The Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocesan Development Office (NABOCADO), in collaboration with the Association of Church-based Development projects (ACDEP), has launched a three-year project in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region to promote local innovation for food and nutrition security (Proli-FaNS) under the umbrella of the international Prolinnova network.

The project will focus on developing the effective and innovative capacities of smallholder farmers in rural communities to improve food security and nutrition, as well as nutritional diversity.

Speaking at the project launch in Bongo-Soe, NABOCADO Human Development Coordinator, Joseph Ayembilla, explained that the project is aimed at strengthening the innovation capacity of farmers in rural communities, particularly women, to sustain their farm and livestock productivity and to increase local resilience to climate change.

Atelier Développement Participatif de l’Innovation (DPI) / PID training workshop in Burkina Faso

Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security (Proli–FaNS) is a three-year project started in August 2016 and being implemented by Prolinnova Country Platforms in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Cameroon. The project which is being funded by Misereor and Catholic Agency for Development Aid – KZE (Germany) aims to develop the innovative capacities of rural communities, particularly women, to improve food security, nutritional security and nutritional diversity so as to enhance their resilience to change in Africa.

Some guidelines for organising a Farmer Innovation Fair

In order to stimulate policymakers and practitioners to recognise farmer innovation in agricultural research and development (ARD), partners in the Prolinnova network have been developing and using various methods and tools for advocacy and lobbying. One of these is the Farmer Innovation Fair. The following guidelines reflect the network’s experiences in organising and hosting such fairs, with a focus on the experiences gained from the West African Farmer Innovation Fair held in Ouagadougou in May 2015, hosted by INADES Formation Burkina and the PROFEIS (Promoting Farmer Experimentation and Innovation in the Sahel) multistakeholder platform in Burkina Faso:

Some guidelines for organizing a Farmer Innovation Fair

Proli-FaNS webpage launched on this website

Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security” (Proli-FANS) is a 3-year project being implemented by Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya with funding from Misereor/Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid through a grant from the “One World No Hunger” (SEWOH) initiative of the German Government. The Association of Church-based Development Projects (ACDEP), host of Prolinnova-Ghana, coordinates Proli-FaNS on behalf of the Prolinnova network. The aims are to strengthen the innovation capacity of rural communities, particularly women, and increase local resilience to change, as well as to contribute to building multi-CP subregional platforms in West & Central Africa and in Eastern & Southern Africa for mutual learning and enagagement in policy dialogue. ACDEP has launched the new webpage "Food and Nutrition Security Proli-FaNS" on this website: http://www.prolinnova.net/fns

Prolinnova featured in Palawija Forum, CAPSA-UNESCAP

Prolinnova contributed a feature article on small-scale farmer innovation for sustainable agriculture to the December 2016 edition of Palawija 

New Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) member from Asia

Emily Monville Oro (emily.monville@iirr.org) from Prolinnova–Philippines has been named by the Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Asia as the person to take the seat for Asian CPs in the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG).

Prolinnova-Nepal at APAARI consultation on agri-food innovation

An expert consultation on agri-food innovation in Asia and the Pacific was held on 1-3 November 2016 in Taiwan, jointly organised by the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutes (APAARI) with other international organisations. The meeting emphasised the need to involve farming communities in innovation processes with scientists. Suman Manandhar was invited to present lessons from Prolinnova-Nepal's experiences in facilitating multistakeholder partnerships to support farmer innovation in agriculture and food. A short report on the event can be found here:

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