Some activities of Prolinnova–Mozambique in 2015

The Country Platform in Mozambique has been facilitating farmer-to-farmer sharing about local innovations with the support of the Catalonian NGO CIC-batáin Spain. Some of these activities in 2015 are described in this brief annual report in Portuguese and English.

Prolinnova featured in Palawija Forum, CAPSA-UNESCAP

Prolinnova contributed a feature article on small-scale farmer innovation for sustainable agriculture to the December 2016 edition of Palawija 

IPW 2017 to be held in Ghana

Prolinnova-Ghana is hosting this year’s International Partners Workshop (IPW). ACDEP (Association of Church-based Development Projects), the NGO that coordinates the multistakeholder Country Platform (CP) in Ghana, is handling the overall coordination of the meeting, which will be held at the University of Development Studies Conference Centre in Tamale, northern Ghana, on 15-18 May. The participants will also be acommodated in the conference centre.

The first three days will be the partners meeting, followed by an (optional) field visit on Thursday 18 May. We will also piggyback other meetings before and after the IPW, on 13-14 May and on 19 May, e.g. of the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) and other Prolinnova initiatives such as Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security).

New Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) member from Asia

Emily Monville Oro (emily.monville@iirr.org) from Prolinnova–Philippines has been named by the Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Asia as the person to take the seat for Asian CPs in the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG).

Farmer innovators inspire their peers in the Philippines

Prolinnova-Philippines, led by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), celebrated the 2016 International Farmer Innovation Day by bringing farmers from Guinayangan, Quezon, to farmer innovators across Region 4. Through a roving workshop, farmers were able to visit and learn from their peers.  
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Prolinnova-Nepal at APAARI consultation on agri-food innovation

An expert consultation on agri-food innovation in Asia and the Pacific was held on 1-3 November 2016 in Taiwan, jointly organised by the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutes (APAARI) with other international organisations. The meeting emphasised the need to involve farming communities in innovation processes with scientists. Suman Manandhar was invited to present lessons from Prolinnova-Nepal's experiences in facilitating multistakeholder partnerships to support farmer innovation in agriculture and food. A short report on the event can be found here:

New Prolinnova initiative in Africa to enhance food & nutrition security

On 14–18 November 2016, the Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security (Proli–FaNS) project was launched with a meeting of all partners in Accra, Ghana. Proli-FaNS is a 3-year project supported by Misereor / Katholische Zentralstelle e.V. (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid) (KZE, Germany) through a grant of the “One World No Hunger” (SEWOH) initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Small-scale farmer innovation: a dossier

Misereor (Germany), Prolinnova and McKnight Foundation collaborated with the German development magazine WeltSichten in producing a dossier in German, English and French on Small-scale farmer innovation. French version: Innovation paysanne; German version: Bäuerliche Innovation.

POG member at HLPE colloquium on food security & nutrition

In late September, the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) member Esther Penunia, from the Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) attended a colloquium in Germany on food security and nutrition in the context of the 2030 Agenda.

It was organised by the High-Level Panel of Experts (HPLE) on Food Security and Nutrition of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and the Research Centre for Global Food Security and Ecosystems at the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart).

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