Other important past achievements and events


In March 2003, IIRR, LBL (Swiss Centre for Agricultural Extension) and ETC – with funds from SDC (Swiss Development Cooperation) – compiled a CD-ROM on participatory innovation development.

In October 2002, IIRR published Participatory Technology Development for Agricultural Improvement: Challenges for Institutional Integration, based on African, Asian and Latin American cases analysed in the Philippines workshop.

In October 2001, Farmer Innovation in Africa: A Source of Inspiration for Agricultural Development (Earthscan, London), a book co-edited by staff from the Free University of Amsterdam and ETC Ecoculture, presented rich documentation of Prolinnova experiences in several African countries north and south of the Sahara.

In October 2001, Prolinnova’s path from local initiatives to a GPP was presented at the GFAR/IFAD Technical Workshop on Organization of GPPs.

In September 2001, PELUM (Participatory Ecological Land Use Management), Zimbabwe – a member of the Rambouillet group that developed the Prolinnova concept – hosted a workshop on farmer innovation in East and Southern Africa.

In September 2001, IIRR (International Institute of Rural Reconstruction), Philippines, hosted a workshop to analyse 19 case studies on institutionalising participatory innovation development.

In April 2001, GFAR hosted a workshop for strategy planning of Prolinnova and related initiatives.· In July 2000, an ILEIA Newsletter issue on “Grassroots Innovation” (in English, French and Spanish) reported on experiences in Prolinnova.

In May 2000, the Rambouillet Group’s concept paper “New mechanisms for strengthening partnerships in research and development of EA/NRM” was presented and discussed during the GFAR conference in Dresden, Germany.

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