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National PROLINNOVA programmes designed at African workshops

With IFAD support, multi-stakeholder steering groups coordinated by local NGOs in Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda held national-level workshops to analyse their own experiences in promoting local innovation and experimentation through participatory research and extension. Action plans drawn up during the workshops are now being formulated at national proposals for Prolinnova programmes.

New book! “Advancing Participatory Technology Development”

Participatory approaches to research and extension have received increasing attention in recent years, but their application has been mainly confined to specific projects outside of or on the margins of the large formal institutions meant to serve agricultural development. The challenge now is to integrate these approaches into the day-to-day operations of such institutions. In …

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PROLINNOVA experiences can be shared through InterSard

NGO partners in India, Philippines, UK and Netherlands, with ETC as focal point, have established InterSard-ASIA to manage information on community development and sustainable NRM. This EU-supported web-based network plans to expand to Africa and Latin America and will be an important channel for sharing Prolinnova experiences. 

Netherlands contributes to expansion of Prolinnova

As of January 2004, DGIS (Netherlands International Cooperation) is contributing to the building up of multi-stakeholder partnerships to promote local innovation also in Cambodia, Nepal, Niger, South Africa, Sudan and Tanzania, with a focus on combating land degradation. Over a period of four years, this will help Prolinnova function as an international network convened by …

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Summary Report on PROFIEET

January–June 2003 In Ethiopia, Prolinnova builds on existing initiatives by NGOs, universities and the Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organisation (EARO) to learn and exchange experiences of participatory approaches to agricultural R&D, known as PROFIEET (PROmoting Farmer Innovation and Experimentation in EThiopia). The initial focus of activities was on bringing together the key stakeholder institutions at the …

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Summary Report

 (January – June 2003) In Ghana, the participatory process of planning for Prolinnova is being done in three zones within the country: the North, the Centre and the South. In each zone, an experienced NGO is responsible for facilitating the planning process: ACDEP, GOAN and ECASARD, respectively. The latter, with headquarters in Accra, is also …

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2003 Mid-year Report

Summary report on Prolinnova-Uganda January–June 2003 In Uganda, Prolinnova builds on previous work related to promoting local innovation under the two projects “Indigenous Soil and Water Conservation in Africa” (ISWC) and “Promoting Farmer Innovation” (PFI), both coordinated by the Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries. This Ministry has joined the core facilitating team …

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National Coordinating Committee

Roles / DutiesThe National Co-ordinating Committee shall be the Technical and Management Advisory body to the Ghana Prolinnova Platform and its functions shall include: Working with the co-ordinating secretariat to facilitat work of the programme. Setting policy guidelines for the Ghana Platform Taking decisions on the Ghana Platform Reviewing and advising on Prolinnova Zonal Programmes …

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Stakeholders Plan 2003

Stakeholders plan for Prolinnova in Uganda From 18 – 22 August, 2003, 21 people met in Mbale, Eastern Uganda, to plan for Prolinnova in the country. They represented stakeholders from agriculture research, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), NGO’s and NGO umbrella networks, farmers and policy makers. For a number of reasons, research …

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