Has PID been institutionalised in Tigray Region of Ethiopia?

After having done her Masters thesis research for Wageningen University on institutionalising Participatory Innovation Development (PID) in Cambodia (see herreport from Cambodia here), Fanos Mekonnen Birke went back to her home country, Ethiopia, and did a similar study in Tigray Regional State. On behalf of Prolinnova-Ethiopia, Fanos looked at how the concepts and practices of promoting local innovation and farmer-led joint research have been integrated into the thinking and work of government staff at regional level and district level. For this analysis, she used a theory-of-change framework that covers technical, political and cultural aspects within the organisation. She also applied stakeholder analysis to understand the interaction of governmental and non-governmental organisations and innovative farmers. Her detailed observations, conclusions and recommendations give insight into the factors that trigger or hinder the institutionalisation of PID and contribute to planning the way ahead. See her report from Tigray here.

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