Farmer-Led Documentation

About Farmer-Led Documentation (FLD)

Farmer-led documentation (FLD) is an empowering process in which local communities take the lead role in the documentation process. The results are used by community members for learning within the community and for exchange between communities (horizontal sharing) and among communities, development agents and policymakers (vertical sharing). Many development agents are interested in FLD but are …

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Articles & publications on FLD

Local innovation in the development of smallholder agriculture: a literature review and case study in the Department of Cochabamba Bolivia by Markus Frank, BSc thesis, University of Kassel / German Institute for Tropical & Subtropical Agriculture, Witzenhausen. 2012. The first part of the thesis is a review of literature on different approaches to understanding and …

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Farmer-led documentation of local innovation in Kenya

In 2017, the Farmer-Led Innovators Association of Kenya (FALIA) worked together with the Prolinnova partner organisation A Growing Culture (AGC) to document farmer innovations in Kisumu in Western Kenya. FALIA and AGC identified 20 promising innovations addressing a range of issues from biodiversity preservation and economic empowerment to gender equality and improved food security. Their …

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Pelum/Prolinnova FLD Pilots 2007

In 2007, three small farmer led documentation (FLD) pilots were implemented by participating organizations in the first FLD workshop (Kampala, Nov 2006). On this page you find a description of the pilot projects, including final activities reports. Africa 2000 Network, Uganda Africa 2000 Network-Uganda seeks to pilot a process in which farmer innovators will be …

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Manuel pour la capitalisation de I’lnnovation Paysanne

Ce manuel (2008) est destiné aux paysans innovateurs et aux agents de développement qui travaillent avec les communautés à la base. Il fournit quelques orientations méthodologiques pour caractériser les innovations et capitaliser les processus d’innovation. L’initiative de la capitalisation peut être prise par l’innovateur lui même, seul ou en partenariat avec les acteurs extérieurs. Mais …

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FLD pilot Prolinnova Ethiopia, South Africa, Niger

Prolinnova country programmes are continuing their efforts to explore opportunities of FLD to support participatory innovation development. Results of the activities will be published on this page. In the meantime, information about ongoing FLD pilots and projects can be obtained from the FLD contact person at Prolinnova. FLD pilot Prolinnova Ethiopia (Tigray) View proposal  (Word document; size : …

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Prolinnova is working together with PELUM and Oxfam Novib to learn more about FLD and share good FLD practices

More information about ongoing and upcoming activities of the FLD partnership can be found in the following overview. View overview (Word document; size : 60 KB). Contact person at PELUM is Stella Lutalo (PELUM-Uganda) / Email: person at Oxfam Novib is Nicole Metz / Email:

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