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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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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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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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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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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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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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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