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First International Prolinnova Workshop 2004

8–12 March 2004, Yirgalem, Ethiopia Introduction Prolinnova is an international NGO-led initiative to build a global learning and advocacy network on promoting local innovation in ecologically oriented agriculture and natural resource management (NRM). The focus is on the dynamics of indigenous knowledge and learning, and on how research, extension and other actors in development can …

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Report on the First International Workshop on Promoting Local Innovation (Prolinnova)

 8–12 March 2004, Furra Institute of Development Studies,Yirgalem, Ethiopia In March 2004 the first international workshop of Prolinnova partners was held at the Furra Institute of Development Studies in Yirgalem, Southern Ethiopia. It was hosted by AgriService Ethiopia (ASE), the NGO that serves as Secretariat of the Prolinnova partners in Ethiopia. Financial contributions for the …

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Bibliography on Impact Assessment of PR and GA

The PRGA Program (www.prgaprogram.org) has contracted a research liberian to produce an annotated bibliography on impact assessment of participatory research and gender analysis in plant breeding and natural resource management research. At this point she is only collecting information about referred journal articles published in English, but we hope to expand the scope of the …

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Prolinnova Oversight Group formed

  Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) has been formed to ensure effectiveness of the Prolinnova International Programme and transparency and accountability to the country-level partners, their constituencies and the donors. The group consists of seven members: three from the Prolinnova Country Programmes, one from the International Support Team and three external members. ETC Ecoculture serves as …

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International Workshop to design a Global Partnership Programme

The Prolinnova Global Partnership Programme (GPP) is being built from the bottom up on the initiative of NGOs involved in agricultural research and development (R&D). With support from IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), NGOs in Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda are facilitating the participatory design of their own Prolinnova programmes. NGOs in several other countries …

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Prolinnova at the GFAR conference in Dakar

At the Second Triennial Conference of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) on 22–24 May 2003 in Dakar, Senegal, Prolinnova was presented both as a poster and as a PowerPoint paper by Monica Kapiriri during the session on “Rural Knowledge Systems and Innovation Processes”. Monica was formerly with Environmental Alert (EA) in Uganda and …

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PROFIEET profiled at the GFAR meeting in Nairobi

Amanuel Assefa from AgriService Ethiopia (ASE), the NGO that is coordinating PROFIEET (PROmoting Farmer Innovation and Experimentation in EThiopia), addressed the GFAR (Global Forum on Agricultural Research) in Nairobi, Kenya, in October 2003. He described the process of reviewing Ethiopian experiences in Farmer Participatory Research and Participatory Technology Development at the national PROFIEET workshop, held …

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National PROLINNOVA programmes designed at African workshops

With IFAD support, multi-stakeholder steering groups coordinated by local NGOs in Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda held national-level workshops to analyse their own experiences in promoting local innovation and experimentation through participatory research and extension. Action plans drawn up during the workshops are now being formulated at national proposals for Prolinnova programmes.

New book! “Advancing Participatory Technology Development”

Participatory approaches to research and extension have received increasing attention in recent years, but their application has been mainly confined to specific projects outside of or on the margins of the large formal institutions meant to serve agricultural development. The challenge now is to integrate these approaches into the day-to-day operations of such institutions. In …

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PROLINNOVA experiences can be shared through InterSard

NGO partners in India, Philippines, UK and Netherlands, with ETC as focal point, have established InterSard-ASIA to manage information on community development and sustainable NRM. This EU-supported web-based network plans to expand to Africa and Latin America and will be an important channel for sharing Prolinnova experiences. 

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