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La plateforme Prolinnova en République démocratique du Congo

Voir la traduction en anglais ci-dessous La mise en place du réseau Prolinnova en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) est une œuvre de longues années. En effet, nombreux acteurs-trices de la société civile congolaises ont, par le passé, pris connaissance et collaboré avec Prolinnova dans différents domaines, dont celui de la recherche et de l’innovation. …

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Prolinnova participation in GAIA on grassroots technological innovation in agroecology

The 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation is supporting the creation of a new network on grassroots technological innovation in agroecology, now called Grassroots Agroecology Innovation Assembly (GAIA). 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 …

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Visit from Misereor Germany to Proli-GEAFaSa project

In early March 2024, Ms Sabine Dorlöchter-Sulser from Misereor (Germany) visited Prolinnova–Senegal and was welcomed by the team in AgriBio Service, the NGO that coordinates the Misereor-funded Proli-GEAFaSa project “Promoting local innovation in water management by family farmers in the Sahel” on behalf of the Country Platforms in Senegal and Burkina Faso. Sabine and the …

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Proli-GEAFaSa Phase 2: Atelier de lancement / Inception workshop

L’atelier de lancement de la phase 2 du Projet de ‘’Promotion de l’innovation locale dans la Gestion de l’Eau en Agriculture Familiale au Sahel’’ (Proli-GEAFaSa) a eu lieu à Thiès au Sénégal du 13–15 septembre 2023. Il a réuni huit participants venus du Bénin, du Burkina Faso, et du Sénégal et a été accueilli par …

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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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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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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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