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New in POG: Elizabeth Mpofu, Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum

Ms Elizabeth Mpofu (eliz.mpofu@gmail.com), a family farmer who practises agroecology, has accepted the seat for farmer organisations in the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG). Elizabeth is founder and former chairperson of the Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum (ZIMSOFF), based in Harare, and founding member of the African Women Collaborative for Healthy Food Systems. She served as International General …

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Two Prolinnova-Kenya articles in “Appropriate Technology”

 In the June 2022 issue of the Appropriate Technology magazine, there are two articles written by people involved in the Prolinnova network and related projects: “Local food fair for joint learning on child nutrition”, about a fair organised together with pastoralist and agropastoralist women by the NaviNut (https://www.prolinnova.net/navinut_project) project team in Kenya “UNDP approves Prolinnova-Kenya’s funding proposal” …

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Annual report 2020-21 from Eastern & Southern Africa

Upon completion of Year 2 of the SULCI-FaNS project (1 Oct 2020 to 30 Sept 2021), the Subregional Coordinator for Eastern & Southern Africa, Jacob Wanyama, compiled a brief report on the activities in the subregion related to network regionalisation, capacity building, documentation, networking, policy dialogue and fundraising. The 3-page report can be found here.

SULCI-FaNS in first half of Year 3

The SULCI-FaNS project funded by Misereor and coordinated by ACDEP (Ghana) is in its third and final year. The semi-annual progress report highlighs the activities and acheivements in the first half of Year 3, the period from October 2021 to March 2022. The project partners in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya are now working …

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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.

Mitiku Haile, Mekelle University, awarded 2021 World Agriculture Prize !

Mitiku Haile, founder of and professor at Mekelle University, Ethiopia – and a very early member of the Prolinnova network, still a member to this day – has been awarded the 2021 World Agriculture Prize by the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA).  Mitiku has been active in incorporating participatory …

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Vidéo « Projet OKP/TMT+ – Innovation local » (12 min)

Cette vidéo résume les réalisations et acquis du projet Orange Knowledge Programme Tailor-Made Training Plus (OKP/TMT+) au Bénin : « Renforcement de capacités des enseignants des lycées agricoles pour soutenir l’entrepreneuriat social basé sur l’innovation locale pour la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle » (2020–22). Ce projet financé par Nuffic a été mis en œuvre dans le cadre d’un …

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Catalogue d’innovations locales au Bénin / Catalogue of local innovations in Benin

Ce « Catalogue d’innovations locales » est un produit du projet financé par Nuffic « Renforcement de capacités des enseignants des lycées agricoles pour soutenir l’entrepreneuriat social basé sur l’innovation locale pour la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle » (2020–22). Le projet a été réalisé dans le nord du Bénin par la Faculté d’agronomie de l’Université de Parakou (Bénin), l’Institut …

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Articles in “Appropriate Technology” on local innovation in Kenya & Senegal

Two articles about Prolinnova work in Eastern Africa and in West Africa were published in the March 2022 issue of the Appropriate Technology magazine: “Learning from Covid-19 to improve food and nutrition security”, about how Covid-19 has drawn attention to the importance of home-grown solutions to deal with effects of the pandemic, and thus increased also recognition …

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Year 2 report on Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate

The second year of the 3-year Misereor-funded project Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security (SULCI-FaNS) was completed in September 2021. Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya continue to strengthen the innovation capacities of small-scale farmers, especially women and women’s groups, to improve food and nutrition …

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