Kenya Country Platform

About the Kenya Country Platform

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 multistakeholder 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 …

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Prolinnova participation in GAIA on grassroots technological innovation in agroecology

The 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation is supporting the creation of a new network on grassroots technological innovation in agroecology, now called Grassroots Agroecology Innovation Assembly (GAIA). On behalf of the international Prolinnova network, Makonge Righa from World Neighbors, the host NGO of Prolinnova-Kenya, is involved in creating this new network and …

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Call for posters for Prolinnova conference on participatory innovation – deadline 16 Feb 2024 !

With funding from the 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation, Prolinnova–Kenya will host an International Farmer Innovation Fair and Conference (IFIF&C) on 8–10 April 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya. Farmer innovators from 11 of Prolinnova’s multistakeholder Country Platforms (CPs) in Africa will showcase their innovations in person. A 2-hour virtual session on 9 April …

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Prolinnova–Kenya at UN Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai

With the facilitation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Vincent Mariadho – Prolinnova–Kenya Coordinator – participated in the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Expo City 2020, Dubai, on 30 November to 5 December 2023. The event is an annual global summit convened by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) …

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Prolinnova–Kenya at UNDP AFCIA 2023 workshop in Philippines

On 17–19 October 2023, Prolinnova–Kenya (PK) took part in an Adaptation Fund Climate Innovations Accelerator (AFCIA) workshop hosted in Manila, Philippines, by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Two representatives from each of the 44 grantees in Cohorts 1 and 2 funded by AFCIA attended the workshop. Vincent Mariadho, PK Coordinator, and Lucious Achacha, World …

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Prolinnova in grassroots convening on technological innovation

Prolinnova participated in an international convening on grassroots technological innovations for agroecology in Italy on 18–21 October 2023, organised by Farm Hack, Schola Campesina and Cooperative for ecological local agriculture (CAPE) with support from the 11th Hour Project. The convention was held in Gallese, 60 km from Rome, and was attended by representatives from non-governmental …

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ELI-FaNS project in first half of Year 1

“Expanding the promotion of local innovation for food security and healthy nutrition to strengthen resilience with focus on women” (ELI-FaNS, 2023–25) is a follow-on project to SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate in Food and Nutrition Security, 2019–22) and has the following objectives: 1. Small-scale farmers (especially women and youth) actively innovate to improve …

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2022 report on Prolinnova-Kenya activities

The 2022 annual report by Prolinnova-Kenya (PK) highlights its achievements in engaging Maseno University to include the participatory innovation development (PID) approach in its revised curriculum for the School of Agriculture. The report also describes PK’s activities related to documenting and encouraging local innovation and PID, capacity strengthening, and networking and policy dialogue to scale …

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GFAR Talks: Can higher education meet farmers’ needs?

In the GFAR Talks session online on 1 March 2023, Vincent Mariadho from Prolinnova–Kenya explained Prolinnova’s perspective on how universities can meet small-scale farmers’ needs by integrating the approach of recognising local innovation and facilitating farmer-led participatory research engaging university students and staff. Vincent discussed with Jim French, Secretary General of GCHERA (Global Confederation of …

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SULCI-FaNS project in Africa completed!

The 3-year “Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security” (SULCI-FaNS) ran from 1 October 2019 to 30 November 2022, with funding from Misereor/KZE Germany. The project aimed to strengthen the innovative capacities of rural communities, particularly of women, and to increase local resilience to change. It also contributed to building platforms …

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Prolinnova–Kenya joins CG event on scaling agri-food innovation

On 23 November 2022, Makonge Righa, World Neighbors (member of Prolinnova–Kenya/PK) Program Officer for Africa, and Vincent Mariadho, National Coordinator of PK, attended the CGIAR Week of Science and Practice of Scaling Agri-Food System Innovation, held on 22–24 November 2022 at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi Campus. It was co-organised with the GIZ …

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