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Final report on pilot Ethnovet Project in Ghana (2019–23)

The Misereor-funded pilot project “Promoting Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Sustainable Animal Husbandry Practices in Northern Ghana” (Ethnovet Project) started in October 2019 and continued until May 2023. It sought to improve the health and productivity of livestock kept by male and female small-scale farmers through increased recognition and use of ethnoveterinary medicine (EVM) as a complementary …

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Ghanaian farmer innovators awarded at National Farmers Day celebrations

At the National Farmers’ Day on 1 December 2023 celebrated throughout Ghana, 12 farmer innovators (11 women, 1 man) working with Prolinnova-Ghana had an opportunity to exhibit their innovations, discuss with local policymakers and receive awards from them. Samuel Atia, the Prolinnova-Ghana coordinator, and Joe Nchor, the coordinator of the Misereor-funded project “Expanding the Promotion …

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Prolinnova in GFAiR Collective Action on Transforming Higher Education in Agriculture

The Collective Action (CA) on Transforming Higher Education in Agriculture, formally launched on 14 September 2023, aims to promote and accelerate the transformation of higher educational models of learning through improved technical and practical skills and effectiveness of agricultural professionals to increase their employability, agricultural entrepreneurship, innovation and ethical leadership within their countries’ agricultural innovation …

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Local innovations in West Africa published in Appropriate Technology magazine

The international magazine Appropriate Technology (www.appropriate-technology.com) has published two articles about Prolinnova activities in promoting local innovation processes in West Africa: Competition for farmer innovators in managing water in Burkina Faso, by Hamadé Sigué, Augustin Ouédraogo, Kouété Paul Jimmy & Ann Waters-Bayer, in Appropriate Technology 50 (4): 50–52, including a box “Woman farmer’s innovation: growing …

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Prolinnova participation in network on grassroots technological innovation for agroecology

The 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation is supporting the creation of a new network on grassroots technological innovation for agroecology. 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 is bringing in the concept and experiences …

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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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International Farmer Innovation Fair & Conference, 8–10 April 2024, Nairobi, Kenya

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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Jony Jos, India: farmer in Prolinnova Oversight Group / paysan au sein du Groupe de Supervision Prolinnova

Jony Jos, India: farmer in Prolinnova Oversight Group The Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) would like to announce that Jony Jos, a small-scale farmer from Tripunithura in Kerala State, India, has taken on the role of representing farmer organisations (FOs) in the POG starting from 1 December 2023. He is successor to Elizabeth Mpofu, founder and former …

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