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

Introduction

Traduction française ci-dessous New (3rd) project : ELI-FaNS (1 Jan 2023 – 31 Dec 2025) Current ELI-FaNS CP-level coordinators / Coordinateurs actuels d’ELI-FaNS au niveau CP : Benin: (Ms) Nicole Sarah (sanitah04@yahoo.fr) Burkina Faso: Siaka Bangali (siakabangali@yahoo.fr) Ghana: Samuel Atia Ayamga (samuelatiaa@gmail.com) Kenya: Vincent Mariadho (mariadhovincent@yahoo.com) South Africa: Richard Chuene (chuener@agric.limpopo.gov.za) Overall project coordinator / …

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African Partners Workshop 2024, Nairobi

The African Partners Workshop (AfPW) took place in Nairobi, Kenya, directly after the International Farmer Innovation Fair and Conference. It was a two-day event (11–12 April 2024) with a very full programme that allowed for sharing and discussion of experiences from two of the Misereor-funded projects that are currently being implemented, as well as from …

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Report from the 2023 International Partners Workshop in South Africa

Last month we had the International Partners Workshop in Limpopo, South Africa. The workshop report as well as a pdf file containing all the presentations are available on the website at the following links: Workshop report: https://prolinnova.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/IPW-Workshop-Report-2023-v4.pdf   Compilation of presentations https://prolinnova.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/IPW-Polokwane-2023-Combined-Presentations-3.1.pdf

Prolinnova participation in 6th AFAAS Extension Week 2023

The 6th Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week (AAEW 2023) was held in Abuja, Nigeria, on 5–11 November, co-hosted by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development and the Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (NIFAAS). The AAEW is a biennial flagship event of the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), which brings participants …

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ELI-FaNS project in first half of Year 1

“Expanding the promotion of local innovation for food security and healthy nutrition to strengthen resilience with focus on women” (ELI-FaNS, 2023–25) is a follow-on project to SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate in Food and Nutrition Security, 2019–22) and has the following objectives: 1. Small-scale farmers (especially women and youth) actively innovate to improve …

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Integrating the PID approach into state and non-state organisations in Ghana

For many years, the multistakeholder Prolinnova–Ghana platform has been implementing the Participatory Innovation Development (PID) approach through several successive projects. It has mobilised numerous stakeholders in agricultural research and development (ARD) to identify local innovations within farming communities and to collaborate with farmers in improving these innovations through farmer-led joint experimentation. These projects have all …

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Prolinnova IPW 22-27 October 2023 in South Africa

Prolinnova-South Africa is hosting the 2023 International Partners Workshop (IPW) in Polokwane, Limpopo Province, back-to-back with the partner meetings of two projects funded by Misereor: SULCI-FaNS (involving Prolinnova Country Platforms in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa) and Proli-GEAFaSa (involving Burkina Faso and Senegal). Several sessions will be in hybrid format in order …

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Articles on Benin and on ILEIA/Compas in Appropriate Technology

In the June 2023 issue (Vol.50, No. 2) of the Appropriate Technology magazine, two articles appeared in the Prolinnova section: Workshop on promoting farmer innovation in Benin unleashes local capacities for farmer-led research and development (pp 14 – 16); and ILEIA and Compas publications on agroecology digitalised (p 17). The Appropriate Technology magazine has regularly …

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

The inception workshop for the new 3-year project (Jan 2023 – Dec 2025) funded by Misereor “Expanding the promotion of local innovation for food security and healthy nutrition to strengthen resilience, with a focus on women” (ELI-FaNS) took place in Accra on 20-24 February 2023. Representatives of the five Country Platforms involved in on-the-ground activities …

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SULCI-FaNS project in Africa completed!

The 3-year “Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security” (SULCI-FaNS) ran from 1 October 2019 to 30 November 2022, with funding from Misereor/KZE Germany. The project aimed to strengthen the innovative capacities of rural communities, particularly of women, and to increase local resilience to change. It also contributed to building platforms …

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