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 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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ELI-FaNS inception workshop, 20-24 Feb 2023, Accra

On 20–24 Feb 2023, the inception workshop for the Misereor-funded project “Expanding the promotion of local innovation for food security and healthy nutrition to strengthen resilience with a focus on women” (ELI-FaNS) will be held in Accra, Ghana. The Country Platforms in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa (Limpopo Province) plus the subregional …

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Misereor approves ELI-FaNS project in Africa!

A new 3-year project “Expanding the promotion of local innovation for food security and healthy nutrition to strengthen resilience with a focus on women” (ELI-FaNS) has been approved by Misereor/KZE (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid), Germany. Starting in January 2023, it involves five Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) – in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya …

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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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Prolinnova-Ghana annual report 2021

The Country Platform (CP) in Ghana continued to implement two projects under the Prolinnova umbrella –SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security) and Ethnoveterinary Medicine (Ethnovet) – with field activities in a total of six action-learning sites. The governance and coordinating bodies of the CP – the National Steering Committee …

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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” (Ethnovet) 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 ethnovet practitioners, the Animal Research Institute of the …

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