West & Central Africa

Acting coordinator of the WCA Subregional Platform is Djibril Thiam (agribioservices@gmail.com), with (Ms) Ndiaye Ndeye Ndébane Wade (ndeyewade109@gmail.com), based at AgriBioServices, Senegal, assisting in West African collaboration in the Proli-GEAFaSa project.

West & Central Africa Subregional Platform

In its 2016–20 strategy, the Prolinnova network decided to create regional and subregional platforms of country-level multistakeholder networks (“Country Platforms”). The West & Central Africa (WCA) Subregional Platform includes the Country Platforms in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and Senegal and is open to other Prolinnova Country Platforms that may become active again, such as …

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Farmer-led Research Workshop introduction

On 12–14 May 2015, the West African Workshop on Approaches to Farmer-Led Research and Development in Francophone West Africa was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The workshop was an initiative of a diverse group that included civil-society organisations partnering with Germany-based Misereor, members of the Prolinnova/PROFEIS[1]network in the region, the McKnight Foundation’s Collaborative Crop Research …

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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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2022 quarterly reports on Proli-GEAFaSa project

Rapports trimestriels sur le projet Proli-GEAFaSa 2022 Ces rapports portent sur les activités qui ont été mise en oeuvre au cours des trois premiers trimestres de l’Année 3 du projet « Promotion de l’Innovation Locale dans la Gestion de l’Eau en Agriculture Familiale au Sahel » (Proli-GEAFaSa), qui a démarré en janvier 2020 au Burkina …

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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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Foire d’Innovation Paysanne juillet 2022

Prolinnova Afrique occidentale et centrale (AOC) a organisé une foire d’innovation paysanne à l’Hôtel de Ville de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, du 18 au 20 juillet 2022, avec une exposition d’innovations locales liées à la gestion de l’eau agricole au Sénégal et au Burkina Faso. Pour plus d’informations, consultez le poster. Le rapport sur la foire …

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Annual report 2021 from West & Central Africa

The Prolinnova subregional platform in West & Central Africa (WCA) has been active during 2021 primarily through the activities of the Country Platforms (CPs). Most activities were implemented under externally funded projects under the Prolinnova umbrella. The subregional platform welcomed one new CP – in Benin – where local organisations gathered and discussed to set …

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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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2021 quarterly reports on Proli-GEAFaSa project

Rapports trimestriels sur le projet Proli-GEAFaSa 2021 Ces rapports portent sur les activités qui ont été mise en oeuvre au cours des trois premiers trimestres de l’Année 2 du projet de 3 ans « Promotion de l’Innovation Locale dans la Gestion de l’Eau en Agriculture Familiale au Sahel » (Proli-GEAFaSa), qui a démarré en janvier …

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Annual report 2020 from West & Central Africa

  As part of the regionalisation process within the Prolinnova network, two subregional coordinators (SRCs) were appointed part-time in Africa, with funding through the SULCI-FaNS (Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security) project. In the West & Central Africa subregion, Abdel-Karim Ali Mahamane started work as the new SRC in April …

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1st Proli-GEAFaSa partners meeting in Burkina

The first meeting of the partners of the Proli-GEAFaSa project was hosted by the Country Platform (CP) in Burkina Faso on 1–3 April 2021. This Misereor-funded project covers two Prolinnova CPs in West Africa (Burkina Faso and Senegal) and aims to promote local innovation in water management in family farming. Workshop participants were the national …

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