Farmer innovators' views on capacity to innovate presented at IFSA symposium

The 12th European IFSA (International Farming Systems Association) Symposium was hosted by the Harper Adams University in Newport, UK, on 12-15 July 2016 on the theme “Social and technological transformation of farming systems: diverging and converging pathways”.

Ann Waters-Bayer of Prolinnova was a co-organiser of one of the workshops on “Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for learning and innovation”. This workshop asked whether, for whom and how aspects of M&E help understand and foster learning and innovation. In this workshop, Chesha Wettasinha presented a paper co-authored by several Prolinnova International Support Team members and supporters on Small-scale farmers’ perspectives on what enhances capacity to innovate”. The paper was based on interviews done by Jean-Marie Diop at the West African Farmer Innovation Fair in May 2015 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (http://www.prolinnova.net/west_african_innovation_fair).