Farmer-led research

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Chesha Wettasinha (c.wettasinha@kit.nl) / Ann Waters-Bayer (waters-bayer@web.de)

Farmer-led joint research: Introduction

Farmer-led joint research with other actors in agricultural research and development is central to the Prolinnova approach. It builds on local innovation processes by farmers and is often referred to as “Participatory Innovation Development” (PID). Although PID is integral to all projects and initiatives under the umbrella of the Prolinnova network, some projects focus specifically …

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Ethnovet project introduction

Ethnovet Project: Promoting Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Sustainable Livestock Husbandry in Northern Ghana Introduction The 3-year Ethnovet Project (2019–2022), funded by Misereor/KZE (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid, Germany), is being implemented by the Association of Church-based Development Projects (ACDEP), an NGO in northern Ghana. It is working in four districts in the Northern, North East …

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Farmer-led Research Workshop introduction

On 12–14 May 2015, the West African Workshop on Approaches to Farmer-Led Research and Development in Francophone West Africa was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The workshop was an initiative of a diverse group that included civil-society organisations partnering with Germany-based Misereor, members of the Prolinnova/PROFEIS[1]network in the region, the McKnight Foundation’s Collaborative Crop Research …

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Study on impact of farmer-led research and development

In collaboration with CGIAR Research Programs for Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) and Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the Prolinnova International Support team made a study of the longer-term impacts of various farmer-led research and development approaches facilitated by civil-society organisations (CSOs). Background Many of the efforts to transform scientific knowledge into sustainable agriculture …

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Strengthening Farmer-led Research Networks in the Sahel

  An initiative funded by the McKnight Foundation (USA) under the umbrella of the Prolinnova community of practice seeks to strengthen and support farmer-led research networks (FaReNe) in which small-scale farmers take the lead in joint experimentation by farmers and formal researchers for agro-ecological intensification, building on local knowledge and innovation. FaReNe objectives are: to …

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FaReNe and the participatory approach / FaReNe et l’approche participative

The 51-page publication “Le projet FaReNe et l’approche participative” (in French only) is the product of a reflection on experiences made by Prolinnova partners in Burkina Faso and Mali in supporting farmer-led research networks to promote local innovation and farmer-led joint research as well as in facilitating the use of Local Innovation Support Funds (LISFs). …

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Farmer-led Research Networks project in Phase II

  English version below Le projet de réseaux de recherche dirigé par les agriculteurs en phase II En juin 2019, le projet de réseau de recherche dirigé par les agriculteurs (FaReNe) a entamé une deuxième phase de trois ans, avec un financement de la Fondation McKnight (États-Unis). L’objectif général est de renforcer les réseaux de …

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Exchange visit to Mali between FaReNe project partners

For better sharing of experiences about farmer innovation, facilitating joint experimentation, setting up farmer innovator networks and managing Local Innovation Support Funds, an exchange visit between Burkina Faso and Mali was held on 6–8 October 2017 in the villages of Zeimbougou Mangoni, Nampasso, Kanouala, Nabougou and Nayo (Mali). The delegation from Burkina was made up …

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Progress in Year 2 of Ethnovet Project in Ghana

The Misereor-funded Ethnovet Project – Promoting Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Sustainable Animal Husbandry Practices in Northern Ghana – has completed its second of three years of operation (2019–22). This second annual progress report (Oct 2020 – Sept 2021) describes the activities implemented and outputs achieved in Year 2. These included: literature review on ethnobotanicals and phytochemical …

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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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FaReNe activities in Burkina in 2020 / Activités de FaReNe au Burkina en 2020

The CP in Burkina gives a 2-page English update of activities in 2020 in the project “Supporting and strengthening farmers’ research networks to improve local innovation in Burkina Faso and Mali, Phase II” (FaReNe II). The update focuses on farmer-led joint experimentation in Gomponsom (Northern Region). Le CP au Burkina donne une mise à jour …

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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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PID, LISF & farmer-network experiences in agroecological intensification in Mali

The Farmer-led Research Network (FaReNe) project is a joint project of Prolinnova partners in Burkina Faso and Mali with financial support from the McKnight Foundation and technical support from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), host of the Prolinnova international secretariat. It looks at how best to organise and use farmer-led innovation approaches, such as Participatory …

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Report on first year of FaReNe II

A 2-page report summarises the main activities and achievements during Year 1 in the second phase of the Farmer-led Research Networks (FaReNe) project in Burkina Faso and Mali, funded by McKnight Foundation.

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