Kenya Country Platform

About the Kenya Country Platform

Prolinnova–Kenya (PK) is a network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), government research and extension organisations, farmer organisations, universities and community-based organisations (CBOs). It came together to provide a multistakeholder platform (MSP) to learn about promoting farmer-led innovation processes. This was initiated in 2007 with the goals to recognise the dynamics of indigenous knowledge and to enhance …

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Prolinnova–Kenya joins CG event on scaling agri-food innovation

On 23 November 2022, Makonge Righa, World Neighbors (member of Prolinnova–Kenya/PK) Program Officer for Africa, and Vincent Mariadho, National Coordinator of PK, attended the CGIAR Week of Science and Practice of Scaling Agri-Food System Innovation, held on 22–24 November 2022 at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi Campus. It was co-organised with the GIZ …

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Agrecol Association welcomes Prolinnova–Kenya in Germany

Immediately after attending the Tropentag 2022 conference in Prague, Czech Republic, three Prolinnova–Kenya (PK) partners travelled to Radebeul near Dresden, Germany, to join a weekend workshop of Agrecol Association for AgriCulture & Ecology. These were Rebecca Dero, farmer innovator from Kisimu County; Vincent Mariadho, PK coordinator, at World Neighbors, Nairobi; and Hussein Wario, Director of …

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NaviNut partners at Tropentag 2022 conference in Prague

Prolinnova network members from Benin and Kenya involved in NaviNut, a project under the Prolinnova umbrella, took part in the Tropentag 2022 (TT22) held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 15–18 Sept 2022. The “Tropentag” (German for “Tropical Day”) is an annual international conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture and rural development. TT22 was …

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Prolinnova farmers speak at international Tropentag conference in Prague

Two farmers in the Prolinnova network were panellists in the opening plenary session of the Tropentag 2022 (TT22) held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 15–18 September 2022: Rebecca Dero, farmer innovator from Kenya, and Elisabeth Mpofu, member of the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) in the seat for farmer organisations. They brought in their views as …

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Study visit by PID trainees from Sudan & South Sudan to Kenya

For professionals in two universities in Sudan and South Sudan, Nuffic (Netherlands) is supporting tailor-made training in farmer-led participatory innovation development (PID), an approach that puts small-scale farmers at the centre of the research and development process. In order to facilitate practical learning about PID, the trainees were hosted by Prolinnova–Kenya to visit its Kisumu …

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UNDP approves Prolinnova–Kenya’s funding proposal

Joe Ouko with his goat-meal innovation (Credit: Laurens van Veldhuizen) In early 2022, Prolinnova–Kenya won a grant from the Innovation Small Grants Aggregator Project (ISGAP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The 18-month project will focus on the local innovation developed by the small-scale farmer Joe Ouko: Locally Formulated Dairy-Goat Meal (LOFODA-G-Meal). The aim …

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Articles in “Appropriate Technology” on local innovation in Kenya & Senegal

Two articles about Prolinnova work in Eastern Africa and in West Africa were published in the March 2022 issue of the Appropriate Technology magazine: “Learning from Covid-19 to improve food and nutrition security”, about how Covid-19 has drawn attention to the importance of home-grown solutions to deal with effects of the pandemic, and thus increased also recognition …

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GFAR blog on woman innovator in Kenya

    The GFAR (Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation) has posted a blog Local farmer innovation: an entry point for farmer-led joint research written by Vincent Mariadho, Prolinnova–Kenya Coordinator, about an innovation by the small-scale Kenyan farmer Rebecca Auma Dero. She modified and improved an introduced technology to make her own sack-garden irrigation kit …

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2021 report on Prolinnova activities in Kenya

The 2021 annual report from Prolinnova–Kenya highlights the major activities undertaken in the two action-learning sites in Kisumu (Kisumu West and Nyakach Sub-Counties) and Makueni (Mukaa Sub-County) primarily within the SULCI-FaNS project and various activities at national level. The report includes a detailed account of the visit to Kenya made by members of Prolinnova–Sudan together …

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Kenyan farmer innovator featured in “Mother Earth News”

An article by Meredith Leigh in the magazine Mother Earth News “Animals on the farm: a holistic approach” (March 2021) describes how farmers around the world are developing innovative ways of integrating livestock into farming operations. One of the main examples is the feed for dairy goats developed by the Kenyan small-scale farmer Joe Ouko …

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