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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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For information, membership & partnership, please contact:

Georges Djohy (Coordonnateur de Prolinnova–Bénin / Prolinnova–Benin Coordinator) Better Life NGOAdresse postale / Postal address: 03 BP 303 Parakou (Benin)Phone /Whatsapp: +229 6545 6660Email: gdjohy@gmail.com Secretary: Léonard Adjé, Esperence Vie NGO (leonardadje180@gmail.com)

About Prolinnova / A propos de Prolinnova

Français ci-dessous PROmoting Local INNOVAtion in ecological agriculture and NRM VISION:    A world where women and men farmers play decisive roles in agroecology and natural resource management (NRM) innovation processes for sustainable livelihoods In several countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, diverse organisations have joined forces to promote local innovation processes in agriculture and …

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Prolinnova-UK introduction

The Farmer-Led Innovation Network (FLIN) in the UK was accepted in April 2020 as the first Prolinnova Country Platform (CP) in the Global North. FLIN was set up in 2018 to share knowledge and experiences and provide a collective advocacy voice for farmers directly involved in these initiatives. Its main aim is to understand, learn …

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Internal reports: Introduction

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Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research: strengthening resilience to change (CLIC-SR)

Drawing on its experiences in promoting farmer-led joint innovation that builds on the creativity of local people, the international Prolinnova network applied this approach in building local adaptive capacities and strengthening community resilience to various types of change, including climate change (CC). This 4-year project (2012–16) aimed to: ·     Strengthen the resilience to change of …

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Farmer-scientist CLIC–SR project completed!

The project “Strengthening Community Resilience to Change: Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research” (CLIC–SR), supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, was completed on 31 August 2016. During the four years since 2012, the Prolinnova Country Platforms in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda made large strides in: strengthening the innovative capacity of small-scale farmers and their communities, strengthening …

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CLIC-SR completion workshop in Ethiopia

After having completed the CLIC–SR (Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research) project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Prolinnova–Ethiopia organised a national stakeholders meeting. The objectives were to present and discuss the outcomes of the project, to assess the contribution of small-scale farmer innovation to agricultural research and development in Ethiopia, and to define the way forward for the Prolinnova–Ethiopia network. A …

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Prolinnova–Kenya CLIC–SR report Jan–May 2016

The Prolinnova-Kenya report on CLIC–SR (Combining Local Innovation Capacity with Scientific Research – Strengthening Community Resilience to Change) outlines the objectives and achievements within the budget-neutral extension period of this project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

National dialogue in Ethiopia on mainstreaming PID into policy & practice

In April 2015, Prolinnova–Ethiopia (PE) held a national workshop in Addis Ababa to share the results of the CLIC–SR project with relevant organisations that could have the capacity and interest to take some of the ideas forward. Presentations by farmer innovators from the two CLIC-SR project areas played a great role in influencing other participants who were not used to seeing farmers speaking …

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CLIC–SR 2015 coordination & co-learning meeting

The Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda held a two-day regional meeting for coordination of and co-learning from the CLIC–SR (Combining Local innovation Capacities with Scientific Research) project funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, USA. The main topics covered were: 1)     Studies on local innovation as a response to change perceived by farming communities 2)     Documentation and publication of …

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Six cases of local innovation in Enebse Sar Midir, Ethiopia

In Enebse Sar Midir District of Amhara Region, Ethiopia, the community-based organisation (CBO) Alem Birhan Self-Help Community-Based Development Association is facilitating the Rockefeller Foundation-supported project “Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research” (CLIC–SR).   As part of this project, a multidisciplinary team from the CBO, a university, an agricultural college and a development project who partner in Prolinnova identified several innovations that rural men and women in the district …

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Prolinnova–Ethiopia policy brief on local innovation in agriculture

Within the framework of the project “Strengthening Community Resilience to Change: Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research” (CLIC–SR) funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Prolinnova–Ethiopia (PE) has published a policy brief entitled “Creating a space for local innovation in agriculture”.   This is based on work of PE in promoting local innovation and farmer-led joint research. As a …

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Farmer–scientist interface at CLIC-SR site in Axum, Tigray

In this report, the Prolinnova-Ethiopia coordinator describes a visit to the CLIC–SR (Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research) project partners in the Axum area in September 2014, including a workshop to review the progress of farmer-led joint experimentation. He brings interviews of farmers and scientists involved in research and innovation related to pollination by bees, field drainage and women’s involvement …

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Misereor-supported project LINEX-CCA in Asia

On 1 January 2012, a regional programme was started by Prolinnova partners in Cambodia, India and Nepal. “Local INnovation and EXperimentation: an entry point to Climate-Change Adaptation for sustainable livelihoods in Asia“ is known as LINEX–CCA for short. Misereor, Germany, is funding this for three years. The content coordination of LINEX–CCA lies with LI-BIRD in Nepal, the administrative coordination …

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Innovation Africa Symposium, 20-23 Nov 2006, Uganda

An international symposium on agricultural innovation systems in Africa was held on 20-23 November 2006 in Kampala, Uganda. It was jointly organised by CIAT (International Centre for Tropical Agriculture), IFPRI-ISNAR (International Service for National Agricultural Research division of the International Food Policy Research Institute), ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute), IIRR-Africa (International Institute of Rural Reconstruction) …

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Field visit to CLIC-SR site in Amhara Region

The new coordinator of the Prolinnova Country Platform in Ethiopia, Gebeyehu Woldemichael, visited Enebse Sar Medir in Amhara Region, one of the sites where the Prolinnova activities to strengthen community resilience to change are being carried out as part of the CLIC-SR (Combining Local Innovative Capacities with Scientific Research) project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. …

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CLIC–SR 2014 coordination & co-learning meeting

The Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda held a one-day regional project meeting for coordination of and co-learning from CLIC–SR (Combining Local innovation Capacities with Scientific Research) funded by Rockefeller Foundation, USA. The main topics covered this year were: 1) Strengthening capacities in Participatory Innovation Development (PID) 2) Linking farmer innovation with science …

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Prolinnova-Kenya CLIC-SR annual report 2013

Prolinnova-Kenya (PK) is a partner in the regional programme Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research – Enhancing Community Resilience to Change (CLIC-SR) with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Also the Prolinnova Country Platforms in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda are part of this programme. PK isfocussing its CLIC-SR work in the dryland areas Machakos and Baringo. The report covers the activities carried out in Kenya from January to December 2013 – …

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CLIC–SR field study in Machakos, Kenya

One of the first activities of Prolinnova-Kenya in the CLIC–SR (Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research) project was to conduct a field study in Machakos Country, one of the two areas selected for this project. The main aims of the study were: i) to document and assess how smallholder farmers and their communities perceive the main changes affecting their lives, …

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Farmers’ Perceptions of Changes and their Local Innovation in Response thereto in Enebse Sar Medir, Ethiopia: Survey Report

In Enebse Sar Medir District of Amhara Region in central Ethiopia, an study was made of how smallholder farmers and their communities perceive the main changes affecting their livelihoods, including (but not only) climate change, and how they respond to these changes. The study was carried out by the Alem Berhan Self Help Community Based Development Association in Enebse Sar Medir and PANE (Poverty Action Network Ethiopia), the host …

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CLIC-SR Ethiopia Project Field Report of Enebse Sar Medir (ESM)

Prolinnova-Ethiopia conducted a learning workshop in Enesbe Sar Medir (ESM), Mertule-Mariam, one of the project sites where CLIC-SR project is implemented. The learning workshop involved exchanging ideas with local people on perceived changes in recent years affecting their livelihoods and local innovations in response to these changes. After conducting the learning workshop, a study team was organised and briefed to carry out the field study …

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Community perceptions of and creative response to change in Tahtai Maichew, Ethiopia

In Tahtai Maichew District of Tigray Region in northern Ethiopia, an study was made of how smallholder farmers and their communities perceive the main changes affecting their livelihoods, including (but not only) climate change, and how they try to respond and innovatively adapt to these changes. This study formed part of the work of the …

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CLIC-SR 2013 coordination & co-learning meeting

The Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda held a one-day regional project meeting for coordination of and co-learning from CLIC–SR (Combining Local innovation Capacities with Scientific Research) funded by Rockefeller Foundation, USA. Makonge Righa (World Neighbors, Prolinnova–Kenya), Marise Espineli (International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, IIRR) and Wim Hiemstra & Ann Waters-Bayer from ETC Foundation / …

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Influencing policy toward farmer-led innovation approaches

Within the framework of the CLIC-SR project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the four Country Platforms involved – in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – examined their past experiences in trying to influence policy to become more favourable towards farmer-led research and innovation approaches. They drew lessons which should guide them in their policy-dialogue activities in efforts to create a more enabling …

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PID & CCA training-of-trainers in Kenya

Report on workshop to build the capacity of resource persons involved in the CLIC-SR project in participatory innovation development (PID) and climate-change adaptation (CCA), 16–18 Oct 2012, Nairobi, Kenya The Prolinnova–Kenya training workshop on PID & CCA aimed to strengthen capacity to support farmer-led joint innovation building on local creativity, in order to reinforce community resilience …

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Starting up CLIC-SR

The four Prolinnova Country Platforms in Eastern Africa that are collaborating in the regional project CLIC-SR (Combining LocalInnovative Capacity with Scientific Research: Strengthening Resilience to Change), funded by Rockefeller Foundation, are in the midst of their start-up activities. These involve field studies of local perceptions of major externally induced changes, including climate change, and documentation of local initiatives in responding to …

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LINEX-CCA India report Jan-June 2012

Local innovation and experimentation: an entry point to climate-change adaptation for sustainable livelihoods in AsiaProgress report from INHERE / Prolinnova-India for January-June 2012

LINEX-CCA India report July-Dec 2012

Local innovation and experimentation: an entry point to climate-change adaptation for sustainable livelihoods in AsiaProgress report from INHERE / Prolinnova-India for July-December 2012

About (North) India Country Platform – archived because no longer active

At the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) meeting in Bamako, Mali, in mid-March 2012, a new Country Platform (CP) was accepted into the Prolinnova Global Partnership Programme (GPP): Prolinnova-India. We welcome this newest member in our multi-stakeholder community of practice under the umbrella of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (GFAR). Prolinnova-India is coordinated by Ms Sonali Bisht, Director of INHERE (Institute of …

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How to use and manage the new Prolinnova Website using WordPress

Log in to WordPress: You can login on this page: https://prolinnova.net/wp-login.php If you don’t have a password but a username https://prolinnova.net/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword If you don’t have a username yet, request one here. Edit a Post: Find the post you want to edit, after being locked in. At the top you have to click the edit post …

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Friend of Prolinnova Oliver Oliveros heading GAFF

Oliver Oliveros – who helped Prolinnova emerge over 20 years ago as a Global Partnership Programme of the GFAR (Global Forum on Agricultural Research) and who is a Friend of Prolinnova – has just been appointed Interim Executive Director of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food (GAFF). See https://futureoffood.org/insights/leadership-transition-plan-for-the-global-alliance-announced/?redirect_to=295  Oliver and his family had …

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For more information, please email:

  Brigitte Kaufmann, DITSL, NaviNut Project Coordinator – b.kaufmann@ditsl.org Ann Waters-Bayer, Agrecol Association (Prolinnova Northern Focal Point) – waters-bayer@agrecol.de

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