Ethiopian report on piloting farmer-managed innovation funds

Prolinnova-Ethiopia is proud to announce the publication of Farmer Access to Innovation Resources: experiences in piloting Local Innovation Support Funds in Ethiopia 2008–2011.  It forms part of the series of country reports presenting the findings and lessons learnt in action research on community-managed funds for decentralised farmer-led experimentation and innovation. The report describes and assesses the structure, functioning, process and results of LISFs in three pilot sites: Axum in Tigray Region, Ambo in Oromia Region and Amaro in the Southern Region. It includes the main findings of a participatory impact assessment and draws lessons for improving and scaling up this mechanism for funding grassroots innovation in other parts of Ethiopia. The document is a product of joint learning within the Prolinnova-Ethiopia multi-stakeholder platform about ways of strengthening the decision-making power of smallholder farmers in agricultural research and development. 

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