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About the Kenya Country Platform

Summary
Prolinnova–Kenya (PK) is a network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), government research and extension organisations, farmer organisations, universities and community-based organisations (CBOs). It came together to provide a multi-stakeholder platform (MSP) to learn about promoting farmer-led innovation processes. This was initiated in 2007 with the goals to recognise the dynamics of indigenous knowledge and to enhance the capacities of farmers to adjust to change by developing their own innovations and appropriate systems of natural resource management (NRM) so as to achieve food security, sustain their livelihoods and safeguard the environment.   

Prolinnova–Kenya’s update for 2016

Prolinnova–Kenya has provided an update on its activities in 2016. These include:

i) implementation of two projects – Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research (CLIC–SR) and Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security (Proli-FaNS);

ii) presentation of a paper at the Africa Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Ethiopia;

iii) various sharing, learning and planning meetings of the multi-stakeholder National Steering Committee (NSC) and Local Steering Committees in the action-learning sites;

iv) taking part in the Prolinnova International Partners Workshop in Senegal;

v) participation in selecting farmer innovations for the Program on Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation of the University of Bonn, Germany;

vi) partnership with the American NGO AGC (A Growing Culture) in developing a farmers’ library for food sovereignty, including a meeting in Uganda;

vii) award from the National Environment Trust Fund to farmer innovator Joe Ouku from the farmer self-help group Nyando District Dairy Goats Association.

Prolinnova–Kenya CLIC–SR report Jan–May 2016

The Prolinnova-Kenya report on CLIC–SR (Combining Local Innovation Capacity with Scientific Research – Strengthening Community Resilience to Change) outlines the objectives and achievements within the budget-neutral extension period of this project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Prolinnova-Kenya CLIC-SR annual report 2013

Prolinnova-Kenya (PK) is a partner in the regional programme Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research - Enhancing Community Resilience to Change (CLIC-SR) with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Also the Prolinnova Country Platforms in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda are part of this programme. PK is focussing its CLIC-SR work in the dryland areas Machakos and Baringo. The report covers the activities carried out in Kenya from January to December 2013 - in essence, the first year of the programme, which started in late 2012.

PK 2013 report on CCAFS partnership

 

Since January 2013, Prolinnova-Kenya is working together with the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). This is the report on the activities in the first year of the collaboration.

 

Joint learning in innovation in Eastern Africa

The Sept 2013 issue of the Baobab Magazine includes an article on joint learning in agricultural innovation in Kenya and another on social learning at the Eastern African Farmer Innovation Fair in May 2013.

Joint learning in agricultural innovation cases: Researchers are making advances in seed and fertiliser technologies, but creative solutions are also needed to improve market access, as well as to mitigate the impact of climate change among smallholder farmers. Africa’s ability to improve sustainable agriculture will depend largely on processes of interactive learning and innovation in practice … (Baobob 68: 16–18).

Social learning at the Eastern African Farmer Innovation Fair: Learning can take many forms and happen in many different places, not only – and indeed, not primarily – in institutions of formal education. A particularly effective way for people to learn is through exposure to something new and unexpected, which stimulates them to rethink … (Baobab 68: 24–27).

PID & CCA training-of trainers in Kenya

Report on workshop to build the capacity of resource persons involved in CLIC-SR in participatory innovation development (PID) and climate-change adaptation (CCA), 16–18 Oct 2012, Nairobi, Kenya

The Prolinnova–Kenya training workshop on PID & CCA aimed to strengthen capacity to support farmer-led joint innovation building on local creativity, in order to reinforce community resilience to change, including climate change. The CLIC-SR activities are being implemented in two counties: Baringo and Machakos. The 3-day training targeted the national project taskforce as well as community members, local government departments and CSOs in these counties. Three key points were covered: CCA, PID and Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction.
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