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PROLINNOVA Kenya (PK) will hold a Members Meeting and PROLI-FaNS inception workshop in Nairobi, 4 May, 2017

 

Venue: Agricultural Information and Resource Centerlocated along Waiyaki Way, Nairobi

Date: Thursday, 4 May, 2017

The purpose of the meeting is to share updates with PK partners, strengthen networks and to introduce new and existing stakeholders to the PROLI-FaNS project.

 

 Detailed report will be posted after the event.

Criteria for identifying innovations-French and English

Notes from Proli-FaNS inception workshop on identifying local innovations Malex: We have to be purposeful in identifying innovations. Brainstorming on principles for prioritising innovations to work on in Proli-FaNS: • Innovations related to food and nutrition security and nutritional diversification, making sure that ALL innovations are described in this context • Give priority to innovations by women • Innovations that farmers think are needed / important for the community • Innovations that capture the imagination / engage / excite / motivate other farmers • Innovations that are inexpensive, use mainly locally available resources, increase income and/or save expenditures, reduce labour etc • Innovations that are scalable • Innovations that pass the TEES test: good technical performance, economically sound, environmentally better, socially acceptable (involving farmers in screening for this) • Innovations that have potential for PID, i.e. there are questions that farmers, formal researchers and other partners are interested in; for which farmers have ideas / suggestions for improvement • Innovations that are amenable to PID: stimulate interaction and co-generation of knowledge; attract partners – foremost farmers – around the question(s) to investigate, excite other stakeholders to want to interact with farmers and can keep the farming community interested • Focus on quick-win innovations to open the eyes of other stakeholders that farmers are doing something wonderful • Include not only technical but also institutional and social innovations (diversity of innovations)

Guide on identifying Proli-FaNS local innovations

Notes from Proli-FaNS inception workshop on identifying local innovations
Malex: We have to be purposeful in identifying innovations.
Brainstorming on principles for prioritising innovations to work on in Proli-FaNS:
• Innovations related to food and nutrition security and nutritional diversification, making sure that ALL innovations are described in this context
• Give priority to innovations by women
• Innovations that farmers think are needed / important for the community
• Innovations that capture the imagination / engage / excite / motivate other farmers
• Innovations that are inexpensive, use mainly locally available resources, increase income and/or save expenditures, reduce labour etc
• Innovations that are scalable
• Innovations that pass the TEES test: good technical performance, economically sound, environmentally better, socially acceptable (involving farmers in screening for this)

Consultative workshop on perception of change and identification of local innovations in Tahtay Maichew

A consultative workshop was held in Tahtay Maichew, Tigray Region of Ethiopia, to explore together with farmers and other stakeholders the local perceptions of change and to identify local innovations in response to change. The workshop was organised by Prolinnova-Ethiopia (PE), particularly by its member organisations Best Practice Association (BPA) and Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD). The full report can be found here: 

Capacity building in farmer-led joint experimentation in Tahtay Maichew, Tigray Region

Capacity building for farmers and other stakeholders who are engaging in joint experimentation was held in Tahtay Maichew District of Tigray Region.

The workshop was organised by Best Practice Association (BPA) and Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) in collaboration with other Axum Prolinnova Platform members – innovator farmers, Aksum University, District Agricultural Office, Zonal Food Security Desk, Axum Agriculture Research Center and the Prolinnova–Ethiopia (PE) Secretariat based at PANE (Poverty Alleviation Network Ethiopia). See the full report here:

International Farmer Innovation Day (IFID) Celebration 2013 in Ethiopia

Prolinnova-Ethiopia celebrated the International Farmer Innovation Day in 2013 by organising a consultative meeting in Axum with innovator farmers, experts, partner organisations and longstanding members from the local and Tigray region and other regions in Ethiopia with a theme “Farmers’ Innovation Improves their Resilience to Change”. The event included presentations, lively discussions and filed visits. Please see the report here:

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