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About the Prolinnova-Ghana platform

  Development organisations and researchers working in rural communities have often failed to base their intervention technologies and approaches on small-scale farmers’ innovative capacities and active participation in the context of local production systems on which they have depended for decades for their livelihoods. Introduced technologies have often failed because they depend on high levels …

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About the Senegal Country Platform

The entry themes of Prolinnova-Senegal (formerly called PROFEIS – Promoting Farmer Experimentation and Innovation in the Sahel) differ according to region: (1) Kaolack and Fatick Regions: conservation and regeneration of natural resources (soil and water) in millet- and peanut-dominated farming systems; (2) Thiès and Diourbel Regions: enhancing the value of indigenous woody species in the …

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2020-21 report from Prolinnova in the UK

The Farmer-Led Research Network was recognised as a Prolinnova multistakeholder platform in the UK in April 2020. This report brings some history of FLIN and gives a summary of its activities in 2020 and 2021, including webinars and conferences and helping to set up the Centre for Effective Innovation in Agriculture.

2020-21 report from Prolinnova in the UK

The Farmer-Led Research Network was recognised as a Prolinnova multistakeholder platform in the UK in April 2020. This report brings some history of FLIN and gives a summary of its activities in 2020 and 2021, including webinars and conferences and helping to set up the Centre for Effective Innovation in Agriculture.

Atelier de clôture du programme de formation sur le DPI au Bénin / Closing workshop of the PID training programme in Benin

Atelier de clôture du programme de formation sur le DPI au Bénin Closing workshop of the PID training programme in Benin Participants of the closing workshop (photo: KOBOUROU MEDIA) Participants à l’atelier de clôture (Photo : KOBOUROU MEDIA) Les 24 et 25 mars 2022, s’est tenu à Parakou (Bénin) l’atelier de clôture du programme de formation …

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FaReNe and the participatory approach / FaReNe et l’approche participative

The 51-page publication “Le projet FaReNe et l’approche participative” (in French only) is the product of a reflection on experiences made by Prolinnova partners in Burkina Faso and Mali in supporting farmer-led research networks to promote local innovation and farmer-led joint research as well as in facilitating the use of Local Innovation Support Funds (LISFs). …

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Farmer-led Research Networks project in Phase II

  English version below Le projet de réseaux de recherche dirigé par les agriculteurs en phase II En juin 2019, le projet de réseau de recherche dirigé par les agriculteurs (FaReNe) a entamé une deuxième phase de trois ans, avec un financement de la Fondation McKnight (États-Unis). L’objectif général est de renforcer les réseaux de …

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Exchange visit to Mali between FaReNe project partners

For better sharing of experiences about farmer innovation, facilitating joint experimentation, setting up farmer innovator networks and managing Local Innovation Support Funds, an exchange visit between Burkina Faso and Mali was held on 6–8 October 2017 in the villages of Zeimbougou Mangoni, Nampasso, Kanouala, Nabougou and Nayo (Mali). The delegation from Burkina was made up …

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Prolinnova strategy: Introduction

How does Prolinnova want to promote innovation by small-scale farmers and farmer-led processes of participatory research and development? This is explained in Prolinnova’s strategy document for 2021–25 entitled “Enhancing capacity to innovate: key to sustainable development”. The background section describes how the network developed over time and its main achievements and challenges. The concepts used …

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Introduction

The IST supports Prolinnova partners through network coordination and mentoring as well as various activities to raise the profile of the network and to inform the world about approaches and outcomes in promoting local innovation and supporting participatory innovation development (PID). Its tasks include: Backstopping/mentoring on promoting local innovation and PID, Country and Subregional Platform …

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