Ghana Country Platform

Policy workshop on promoting ethnoveterinary medicine in Ghana

The 4-year project “Promoting Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Sustainable Animal Husbandry Practices in Northern Ghana” funded by Misereor (Germany) wrapped up with a 2-day National Stakeholders Workshop on 17–18 May 2023 in Tamale, Ghana. The project aimed to improve animal health, production and productivity by small-scale farmers through increased recognition and use of ethnoveterinary medicine (EVM) …

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Prolinnova–Ghana annual report 2022

The Country Platform (CP) in Ghana has been very active in the past year. The National Steering Committee (NSC), the technical support team (Working Group) and the local multistakeholder platforms (MSPs) at the total of six action-learning sites continued to support the two main projects: Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate in Food and Nutrition …

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SULCI-FaNS project in Africa completed!

The 3-year “Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security” (SULCI-FaNS) ran from 1 October 2019 to 30 November 2022, with funding from Misereor/KZE Germany. The project aimed to strengthen the innovative capacities of rural communities, particularly of women, and to increase local resilience to change. It also contributed to building platforms …

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Prolinnova–Ghana NSC meeting with field visit

The November 2022 meeting of the National Steering Committee (NSC) of Prolinnova–Ghana included two days of field visits to the Walewale and Bongo action-learning sites before the actual meeting was held at the office of ACDEP, the host organisation for the Country Platform. The field visits gave NSC members an opportunity to see Prolinnova activities …

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New chair of Prolinnova–Ghana Steering Committee

After the untimely death of Naaminong Karbo, who had capably and passionately chaired the National Steering Committee (NSC) of Prolinnova–Ghana for several years, a new NSC chair was installed in November 2022. He is George Owusu Essegbey, formerly the director of the Science & Technology Policy Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial …

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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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Ethnovet project report Oct 2021 – Mar 2022

Promoting Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Sustainable Animal Husbandry Practices in Northern Ghana (Ethnovet project) is a 3-year (Oct 2019–Sept 2022) project being implemented in four districts in northern Ghana. It seeks to improve the health and productivity of the livestock of small-scale farmers through increased recognition and use of ethnoveterinary medicine (EVM) as a complementary and …

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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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