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IFID 2022: Webinar on farmer-led research influencing policy

On International Farmer Innovation Day (IFID) 29 Nov 2022, Agricord’s project FO-RI (Farmer Organisations Leading Research & Innovation on agroecology for sustainable food systems) organises a global webinar on Farmer-led research: experience in influencing policymakers and building partnerships. Regional farmer organisations in the Pacific Islands, West Africa & Latin America share their experience in policy-development …

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Prolinnova at AU-EU Innovation Agenda event in Nairobi

Prolinnova’s Subregional Coordinator in Eastern & Southern Africa (ESA), Jacob Wanyama, was invited to present the Prolinnova network and approach at the AU-EU Innovation Agenda Stakeholder Event on 23–24 November 2022 in Nairobi. The event briefed the participants on the joint Innovation Agenda of the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) and gave them an opportunity to explain …

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“Appropriate Technology”: Social innovation to promote agroecology

In Senegal, a local social innovation – the solidarity calabash – has been adapted to stimulate and support site-appropriate innovation in agroecology in an inclusive and sustainable way. The solidarity calabash is a voluntary savings systems managed by community members based on the principle of mutual support. Rural women are now using this as a …

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Agrecol Association welcomes Prolinnova–Kenya in Germany

Immediately after attending the Tropentag 2022 conference in Prague, Czech Republic, three Prolinnova–Kenya (PK) partners travelled to Radebeul near Dresden, Germany, to join a weekend workshop of Agrecol Association for AgriCulture & Ecology. These were Rebecca Dero, farmer innovator from Kisimu County; Vincent Mariadho, PK coordinator, at World Neighbors, Nairobi; and Hussein Wario, Director of …

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NaviNut partners at Tropentag 2022 conference in Prague

Prolinnova network members from Benin and Kenya involved in NaviNut, a project under the Prolinnova umbrella, took part in the Tropentag 2022 (TT22) held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 15–18 Sept 2022. The “Tropentag” (German for “Tropical Day”) is an annual international conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture and rural development. TT22 was …

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Prolinnova farmers speak at international Tropentag conference in Prague

Two farmers in the Prolinnova network were panellists in the opening plenary session of the Tropentag 2022 (TT22) held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 15–18 September 2022: Rebecca Dero, farmer innovator from Kenya, and Elisabeth Mpofu, member of the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) in the seat for farmer organisations. They brought in their views as …

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Farmer innovation fairs in Bongo and Walewale

In March 2022, ACDEP in collaboration with NABOCADO and CEAL organised farmer innovation fairs (FIFs) in Bongo and Walewale Districts, respectively, in northern Ghana. The purpose was to provide innovators the opportunity to showcase and share their innovations in food security, animal health and environmental management to the general public, government authorities and other development …

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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 2021 from West & Central Africa

The Prolinnova subregional platform in West & Central Africa (WCA) has been active during 2021 primarily through the activities of the Country Platforms (CPs). Most activities were implemented under externally funded projects under the Prolinnova umbrella. The subregional platform welcomed one new CP – in Benin – where local organisations gathered and discussed to set …

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