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Strengthening Farmer-led Research Networks in the Sahel

Prolinnova and FaReNe

The Sahel is an environmentally sensitive region and climate change is likely to worsen the situation. Farmers therefore need to adapt their agricultural methods and practices to the changing climatic conditions and their effects. Successful agro-ecological intensification leads to higher productivity and improved food and nutrition security without having negative environmental impacts. Formal agricultural research and development (ARD) gives little attention to farmers’ own innovation and focuses on research led by scientists.

Poster on the FaReNe project

A poster in French on the project “Renforcement des réseaux de recherche dirigés par les agriculteurs” / “Strengthening farmer-led research networks” (FaReNe) under the umbrella of the multistakeholder Prolinnova network can be found here.

Exchange visit to Mali between FaReNe project partners

For better sharing of experiences about farmer innovation, facilitating joint experimentation, setting up farmer innovator networks and managing Local Innovation Support Funds, an exchange visit between Burkina Faso and Mali was held on 6–8 October 2017 in the villages of Zeimbougou Mangoni, Nampasso, Kanouala, Nabougou and Nayo (Mali). The delegation from Burkina was made up of 10 persons: farmer innovators, women food processors and staff from Diobass, World Neighbors and Réseau MARP. The report below is in French.

Visite d’échange au Mali entre partenaires du projet FaReNe

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