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 of …

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Prolinnova-Ghana annual report 2023

The Prolinnova Country Platform in Ghana was very active in 2023. The National Steering Committee, technical support team and local multistakeholder platforms at the action-learning sites remained highly functional in supporting two externally funded Prolinnova projects in Ghana. These are Expanding the Promotion of Local Innovation for Food Security and Healthy Nutrition to Strengthen Resilience …

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Institutionalisation de l’approche DPI au Ghana / institutionalising the PID approach in Ghana

Le coordinateur sous-régional de Prolinnova pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, Paul Jimmy, a traduit le Document de Travail 38 de Prolinnova en français : Institutionnaliser le développement participatif de l’innovation dans une organisation non gouvernementale et une organisation gouvernementale dans le nord du Ghana Depuis de nombreuses années, la plateforme multi-acteurs Prolinnova-Ghana met …

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Latest articles in Appropriate Technology Magazine

In the March 2024 edition of the Appropriate Technology magazine, three articles submitted by Prolinnova Country Platforms were published: An article about joint experimentation related to household poultry that has been initiated in South Africa An article about a national farmers day in Ghana where farmer innovators received awards An article from Uganda about how …

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Final report on pilot Ethnovet Project in Ghana (2019–23)

The Misereor-funded pilot project “Promoting Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Sustainable Animal Husbandry Practices in Northern Ghana” (Ethnovet Project) started in October 2019 and continued until May 2023. It sought to improve the health and productivity of livestock kept by male and female small-scale farmers through increased recognition and use of ethnoveterinary medicine (EVM) as a complementary …

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Ghanaian farmer innovators awarded at National Farmers Day celebrations

At the National Farmers’ Day on 1 December 2023 celebrated throughout Ghana, 12 farmer innovators (11 women, 1 man) working with Prolinnova-Ghana had an opportunity to exhibit their innovations, discuss with local policymakers and receive awards from them. Samuel Atia, the Prolinnova-Ghana coordinator, and Joe Nchor, the coordinator of the Misereor-funded project “Expanding the Promotion …

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Local innovations in West Africa published in Appropriate Technology magazine

The international magazine Appropriate Technology (www.appropriate-technology.com) has published two articles about Prolinnova activities in promoting local innovation processes in West Africa: Competition for farmer innovators in managing water in Burkina Faso, by Hamadé Sigué, Augustin Ouédraogo, Kouété Paul Jimmy & Ann Waters-Bayer, in Appropriate Technology 50 (4): 50–52, including a box “Woman farmer’s innovation: growing …

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Prolinnova participation in 6th AFAAS Extension Week 2023

The 6th Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week (AAEW 2023) was held in Abuja, Nigeria, on 5–11 November, co-hosted by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development and the Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (NIFAAS). The AAEW is a biennial flagship event of the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), which brings participants …

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ELI-FaNS project in first half of Year 1

“Expanding the promotion of local innovation for food security and healthy nutrition to strengthen resilience with focus on women” (ELI-FaNS, 2023–25) is a follow-on project to SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate in Food and Nutrition Security, 2019–22) and has the following objectives: 1. Small-scale farmers (especially women and youth) actively innovate to improve …

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Integrating the PID approach into state and non-state organisations in Ghana

For many years, the multistakeholder Prolinnova–Ghana platform has been implementing the Participatory Innovation Development (PID) approach through several successive projects. It has mobilised numerous stakeholders in agricultural research and development (ARD) to identify local innovations within farming communities and to collaborate with farmers in improving these innovations through farmer-led joint experimentation. These projects have all …

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Annual report 2022 from West & Central Africa

The Prolinnova West & Central Africa Subregional Platform is happy to announce its 2022 annual report, which highlights the achievements, challenges and perspectives at both subregional and country-platform level. These include the identification, documentation and sharing of local innovations as well as participatory innovation development (PID) processes, capacity strengthening, networking and fundraising. It also describes …

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