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Prolinnova-Sudan activities 2017-19

1/ Prolinnova–Sudan Country Platform (CP) meeting Prolinnova–Sudan meeting in National Centre for Research (NCR) on 27–29 Oct 2017 in Khartoum (Photo: Ahmed Salem) Key Prolinnova guidelines presented by Amanuel Assefa, ESA coordinator on 28 Oct 2017 (Photo: Ahmed Salem) This meeting succeeeded in reactivating Prolinnova–Sudan and selecting the National Steering Committee and NCR as host …

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Two Prolinnova–South Africa articles in “Appropriate Technology”

In the December 2022 issue of the Appropriate Technology magazine, there are two articles written by people involved in the Prolinnova network in South Africa: Using Mohlopi tree roots to make caffeine-free coffee in Limpopo Province, South Africa, by Ernest Letsoalo, Richard Chuene & Believe Hlahla (pp 18–19) Rural South African women collaborate with engineer for better …

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Abdel Ali named “Friend of Prolinnova” / Abdel Ali nommé “Ami de Prolinnova”

The Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) has invited Abdel-Karim Ali Mahamane, the former Subregional Coordinator (SRC) of Prolinnova in West & Central Africa (WCA), to join the “Friends of Prolinnova”. This group supports the network in improving multistakeholder partnerships, strategy development, resource mobilisation and public relations. Abdel is the Regional Programme Coordinator in the African Biodiversity …

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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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Prolinnova–Kenya joins CG event on scaling agri-food innovation

On 23 November 2022, Makonge Righa, World Neighbors (member of Prolinnova–Kenya/PK) Program Officer for Africa, and Vincent Mariadho, National Coordinator of PK, attended the CGIAR Week of Science and Practice of Scaling Agri-Food System Innovation, held on 22–24 November 2022 at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi Campus. It was co-organised with the GIZ …

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PIPA-DAC: new project started in Cameroon

Prolinnova–Cameroon has started a new project funded by Misereor, Germany: “Promoting farmer innovation and participatory approaches in development processes in agricultural value chains and adaptation to change for small-scale producers” (PIPA-DAC). The overall aim is to contribute to innovation development by small-scale farmers in the Central Region of Cameroon while improving the farmers’ access to basic …

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Catalogues d’innovations locales dans la gestion de l’eau / Catalogues of local innovation in water management

Les partenaires du projet Proli-GEAFaSa (Promotion de l’innovation locale dans la Gestion de l’Eau en Agriculture Familiale au Sahel), financé par Misereor, ont produit deux catalogues : l’un présentant 25 innovations locales développées par des paysans au Burkina Faso et l’autre présentant 25 innovations développées par des paysans au Sénegal. The partners in the Misereor-funded …

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Prolinnova-GFAR Innovation Survey

Earlier in 2022, GFAR appointed Prolinnova to undertake a survey of members’ perceptions about innovation, especially local innovation and joint innovation processes. The assignment was led by the Brigid Letty from the Institute of Natural Resources (INR) in collaboration with Sharad Rai (Innovation Development Partners), who is also the Asia Regional Coordinator for Prolinnova. Thanks …

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IFID 2022: Webinar on farmer-led research influencing policy

On International Farmer Innovation Day (IFID) 29 Nov 2022, Agricord’s project FO-RI (Farmer Organisations Leading Research & Innovation on agroecology for sustainable food systems) organised a global webinar on Farmer-led research: experience in influencing policymakers and building partnerships. Regional farmer organisations in the Pacific Islands, West Africa & Latin America shared their experience in policy-development …

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