Institutionalising PID in Tigray, Ethiopia

This case study synthesises findings on the institutionalisation of Participatory Innovation Development (PID) with special emphasis on promoting local innovation and farmer-led joint research (FLJR). The synthesis is based on primary data collected from the District Office of Agriculture (OoA) in Tahtay Maychew District and the Tigray Regional Bureau of Agriculture (BoA) in Mekelle. The subject of the study – institutionalising PID in a regional and a district government agricultural bureau – was approached from a broadly historical perspective: tracking changes in policy, strategies, extension systems and implementation processes since the end of the Ethiopian civil war in 1991. This study documented outcomes and lessons learnt on the process of implementing PID mainly in Tahtay Maychew District. This is because this is the district OoA where promoting local innovation and FLJR is more visibly implemented, as compared to the regional BoA in Mekelle.

The report can be found here.

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