Innovation in Food & Nutrition Security Proli-FaNS / SULCI-FaNS / ELI-FaNS

Introduction

Traduction française ci-dessous The “Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security” (Proli-FaNS) project ran from 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2019 in five African countries in the international Prolinnova network – Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya – with funds from Misereor/ Katholische Zentralstelle e.V. (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid – …

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ELI-FaNS inception workshop, 20-24 Feb 2023, Accra

On 20–24 Feb 2023, the inception workshop for the Misereor-funded project “Expanding the promotion of local innovation for food security and healthy nutrition to strengthen resilience with a focus on women” (ELI-FaNS) will be held in Accra, Ghana. The Country Platforms in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa (Limpopo Province) plus the subregional …

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Misereor approves ELI-FaNS project in Africa!

A new 3-year project “Expanding the promotion of local innovation for food security and healthy nutrition to strengthen resilience with a focus on women” (ELI-FaNS) has been approved by Misereor/KZE (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid), Germany. Starting in January 2023, it involves five Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) – in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya …

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Farmer innovation fairs in Bongo and Walewale

In March 2022, ACDEP in collaboration with NABOCADO and CEAL organised farmer innovation fairs (FIFs) in Bongo and Walewale Districts, respectively, in northern Ghana. The purpose was to provide innovators the opportunity to showcase and share their innovations in food security, animal health and environmental management to the general public, government authorities and other development …

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SULCI-FaNS in first half of Year 3

The SULCI-FaNS project funded by Misereor and coordinated by ACDEP (Ghana) is in its third and final year. The semi-annual progress report highlighs the activities and acheivements in the first half of Year 3, the period from October 2021 to March 2022. The project partners in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya are now working …

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Briefs on local innovation & PID in Ghana

  During the SULCI-FaNS project, the partners in Prolinnova–Ghana documented local innovations to improve food and nutrition security of small-scale family farmers in the Upper East and North East Regions. Five innovations and related farmer-led joint experiments are described in the following 3-page briefs on: Nutritious porridge flour for infants Fattening small ruminants and cattle …

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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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African Partners Workshop + SULCI-FaNS + Proli-GEAFaSa workshops Oct 2022

On 10–14 October 2022, the biennial Prolinnova African Partners Workshop (AfPW) was held back-to-back with the final workshops of the Proli-GEAFaSa and SULCI-FaNS projects. Prolinnova–Kenya, coordinated by World Neighbors, hosted the three events. Also representatives from the NaviNut project in Benin were invited to join the AfPW in Kenya; this provided an opportunity for exchange …

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Year 2 report on Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate

The second year of the 3-year Misereor-funded project Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security (SULCI-FaNS) was completed in September 2021. Prolinnova Country Platforms (CPs) in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya continue to strengthen the innovation capacities of small-scale farmers, especially women and women’s groups, to improve food and nutrition …

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SULCI-FaNS in Ghana: Year 2 report

  Prolinnova–Ghana is involved in the 3-year Misereor-funded project Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security (SULCI-FaNS). The second year of this project was completed in September 2021. The coordinator of the project work in Ghana, Ms Margaret Kyiu, reports on Year 2 activities to strengthen the innovation capacities of small-scale …

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SULCI-FaNS partners meeting 16–18 Nov 2021 / Réunion des partenaires SULCI-FaNS 16–18 nov 2021

Because of the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual meeting of partners in the SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security) project in 2021 was held online, like the 2020 meeting. The main aims of the workshop (16–18 November) were: To review progress, achievements & lessons learnt in the …

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