ethiopia

About the Ethiopia Country Platform

Prolinnova–Ethiopia is a national platform to create space and provide a conducive environment for recognising and enriching local innovation processes in agriculture and natural resource management (NRM).

It aims to scale up and integrate Participatory Innovation Development (PID) approaches in governmental and non-governmental organisations concerned with agricultural and NRM research, extension, education and training. Its overall objective is to contribute to enhancing food security, safeguarding the environment and improving rural and urban livelihoods based on sustainable use of natural resources.

CLIC-SR completion workshop in Ethiopia

After having completed the CLIC–SR (Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research) project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Prolinnova–Ethiopia organised a national stakeholders meeting. The objectives were to present and discuss the outcomes of the project, to assess the contribution of small-scale farmer innovation to agricultural research and development in Ethiopia, and to define the way forward for the Prolinnova–Ethiopia network.

A report on the workshop can be found here.

Report on Prolinnova–Ethiopia activities in 2014–15

A 16-page report summarising the main activities of Prolinnova–Ethiopia in the years 2014 and 2015, focused primarily on the work under the CLIC–SR (Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research) project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation in Tigray and Amhara Regions.

Mainstreaming PID in policy & practice: national dialogue in Ethiopia

In April 2015, Prolinnova–Ethiopia (PE) held a national workshop in Addis Ababa to share the results of the CLIC–SR project with relevant organisations that could have the capacity and interest to take some of the ideas forward. Presentations by farmer innovators from the two CLIC-SR project areas played a great role in influencing other participants who were not used to seeing farmers speaking in such a high-level meeting.

Prolinnova–Ethiopia policy brief on local innovation in agriculture

Within the framework of the project “Strengthening Community Resilience to Change: Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research” (CLIC–SR) funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Prolinnova–Ethiopia (PE) has published a policy brief entitled “Creating a space for local innovation in agriculture”.

Prolinnova-Ethiopia’s 10-year pathway to multi-stakeholder partnership

The initial coordinator of Prolinnova-Ethiopia, Amanuel Assefa, takes a look back at the first ten years of the network in that country. In the paper “A pathway to a lasting partnership: Prolinnova–Ethiopia’s decade of experience with innovative farmers”, prepared as part of the Prolinnova international network's efforts to take stock of achievements and lessons over the last decade, Amanuel focuses on the case of the country-level network in Ethiopia.

Participatory research on locally developed beehive in Amhara Region of Ethiopia

Aba Mengist Demeke, one of the Ethiopian farmers who exhibited his innovation at the Eastern Africa Farmer Innovation Fair in Nairobi in May 2013, was involved in participatory research together with researchers from the Andassa Livestock Research Centre, the NGO AgriService Ethiopia and district administration staff in his home area Enebse Sar Midir in Amhara Region. 

Farmer–scientist interface at CLIC-SR site in Axum, Tigray

In this report, the Prolinnova-Ethiopia coordinator describes a visit to the CLIC–SR (Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research) project partners in the Axum area in September 2014, including a workshop to review the progress of farmer-led joint experimentation.

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