Ghana Country Platform

For more information about the initiative, contact: Joseph Nchor, Proli-FaNS Coordinator, ACDEP, Ghana (nchor@acdep.org / nchorjoseph@yahoo.com)

About the Prolinnova-Ghana platform

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

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Briefs on local innovation & PID in Ghana

  During the SULCI-FaNS project, the partners in Prolinnova–Ghana documented local innovations to improve food and nutrition security of small-scale family farmers in the Upper East and North East Regions. Five innovations and related farmer-led joint experiments are described in the following 3-page briefs on: Nutritious porridge flour for infants Fattening small ruminants and cattle …

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SULCI-FaNS in Ghana: Year 2 report

  Prolinnova–Ghana is involved in the 3-year Misereor-funded project Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security (SULCI-FaNS). The second year of this project was completed in September 2021. The coordinator of the project work in Ghana, Ms Margaret Kyiu, reports on Year 2 activities to strengthen the innovation capacities of small-scale …

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Progress in the Ethnovet Project Oct 2020-Mar 2021

In this progress report, Foster Awuni, coordinator of the Misereor-supported Ethnovet project, describes activities and outputs achieved in the period from 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021 and some challenges faced. He then outlines activities planned for April–June 2021. The activities implemented in the reporting period included: literature review on ethnobotanicals and phytochemical properties …

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Prolinnova-Ghana annual report 2020

The Country Platform (CP) in Ghana had been very active in 2020. It is implementing two projects under the Prolinnova umbrella, namely SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security) and Ethnoveterinary Medicine (Ethnovet), with field activities in two and four learning sites, respectively. The National Steering Committee and Core Support …

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EthnoVet progress report for Year 1

The Misereor-funded EthnoVet project – Promoting Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Sustainable Animal Husbandry Practices in Northern Ghana – has completed its first of three years of operation (2019–22). This first annual progress report (Oct 2019 – Sept 2020) describes changes in the project context, activities and outputs achieved in Year 1, an assessment of risks and …

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Progress in the Ethnovet Project Oct 2019–Mar 2020

The 3-year project “Promoting Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Sustainable Livestock Husbandry Practices in Northern Ghana” is being implemented in northern Ghana with funds from Misereor (Germany). The project coordinator Foster Awuni in ACDEP (Association of Church-based Development Projects) reports on the first half-year of partnership with local ethnoveterinary practitioners, the Animal Research Institute of the Ghanaian …

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Prolinnova–Ghana 2019 report

In 2019, the Ghana Country Platform (CP), hosted by ACDEP (Association of Church-Based Development NGOs), coordinated and took part in the Misereor-funded Proli-FaNS (Promoting Local Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security) project, which ended in September 2019 and now coordinates the follow-on project SULCI-Fans (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security). …

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PID with women in Ghana to improve nutritional value of local foods

Neina Naginpoan, a female small-scale farmer in northern Ghana, did her own experimentation with a local dish “wasawasa”, traditionally made from steamed yam flour, and made it instead from maize flour and powder from the yellow pulp of the dawadawa (Parkia biglobosa) fruit. She sells the food to schoolchildren and on the local market. Neina …

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Proli-FaNS in Ghana: Year 3 report

Prolinnova-Ghana is proud to present its report on the third year (Aug. 2018 – Sept 2019) of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project. It describes the newest cases of joint experimentation on local innovations in food processing and preservation and ethnoveterinary medicine to treat African swine fever, and the recognition …

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Improving sheabutter processing in Bongo District

Within the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project, partners in Prolinnova-Ghana are identifying local innovations that improve food and nutrition security and are facilitating processes of farmer-led joint research. The 3-page document “Improving sheabutter processing and marketing to benefit rural women in the Bongo District of Ghana” presents a local innovation …

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