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Prolinnova participation in GAIA on grassroots technological innovation in agroecology

The 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation is supporting the creation of a new network on grassroots technological innovation in agroecology, now called Grassroots Agroecology Innovation Assembly (GAIA). On behalf of the international Prolinnova network, Makonge Righa from World Neighbors, the host NGO of Prolinnova-Kenya, is involved in creating this new network and …

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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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Latest articles in Appropriate Technology Magazine

In the March 2024 edition of the Appropriate Technology magazine, three articles submitted by Prolinnova Country Platforms were published: An article about joint experimentation related to household poultry that has been initiated in South Africa An article about a national farmers day in Ghana where farmer innovators received awards An article from Uganda about how …

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International Farmer Innovation Fair and Conference in Nairobi

Last week (8–10 April 2024) saw farmer innovators from more than 10 African countries coming together in person – and joined online by farmer innovators from Asia – to share their innovations at the Kilimo Grand Resort. The event was funded by the 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation and was coordinated by …

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Visit from Misereor Germany to Proli-GEAFaSa project

In early March 2024, Ms Sabine Dorlöchter-Sulser from Misereor (Germany) visited Prolinnova–Senegal and was welcomed by the team in AgriBio Service, the NGO that coordinates the Misereor-funded Proli-GEAFaSa project “Promoting local innovation in water management by family farmers in the Sahel” on behalf of the Country Platforms in Senegal and Burkina Faso. Sabine and the …

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Webinar report on building capacities in universities and research institutes to integrate PID

Webinar 2 theme: “Building capacities within universities and research institutes to create conducive conditions for stimulating reflection and integrating Participatory Innovation Development (PID)” The Prolinnova international network (www.prolinnova.net) initiated a series of three webinars to provide an opportunity for its Community of Practice (CoP) to share experiences in linking with university and research actors in …

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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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Ghanaian farmer innovators awarded at National Farmers Day celebrations

At the National Farmers’ Day on 1 December 2023 celebrated throughout Ghana, 12 farmer innovators (11 women, 1 man) working with Prolinnova-Ghana had an opportunity to exhibit their innovations, discuss with local policymakers and receive awards from them. Samuel Atia, the Prolinnova-Ghana coordinator, and Joe Nchor, the coordinator of the Misereor-funded project “Expanding the Promotion …

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Prolinnova in GFAiR Collective Action on Transforming Higher Education in Agriculture

The Collective Action (CA) on Transforming Higher Education in Agriculture, formally launched on 14 September 2023, aims to promote and accelerate the transformation of higher educational models of learning through improved technical and practical skills and effectiveness of agricultural professionals to increase their employability, agricultural entrepreneurship, innovation and ethical leadership within their countries’ agricultural innovation …

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Local innovations in West Africa published in Appropriate Technology magazine

The international magazine Appropriate Technology (www.appropriate-technology.com) has published two articles about Prolinnova activities in promoting local innovation processes in West Africa: Competition for farmer innovators in managing water in Burkina Faso, by Hamadé Sigué, Augustin Ouédraogo, Kouété Paul Jimmy & Ann Waters-Bayer, in Appropriate Technology 50 (4): 50–52, including a box “Woman farmer’s innovation: growing …

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