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  • Prolinnova Virtual Marketplace

    Last week, on Friday 1 October, we had our virtual marketplace. It was attended by 42 participants from various country platforms, members of the Prolinnova Oversight Group, IST and Friends of Prolinnova. Thank you to all the CPs, and the farmer innovators with whom you collaborated, to prepare material for the marketplace. We had a range of videos and presentations made by representatives of the CPs, including farmer innovators. It provided a great opportunity to share with and learn from each other. Thanks to A Growing Culture (AGC), who worked over the last couple of months assisting members of CPs to develop materials and story-telling skills.

    Thanks to everyone for participating in such an interesting and valuable event.

  • Prolinnova–Kenya gives PID training to stakeholders in NaviNut project

    Participants in the NaviNut LI/PID training in Marsabit (Photo: Diba Tari)


  • New member of Prolinnova International Support Team

    Fanos Mekonnen Birke has joined the Prolinnova International Support Team. At its May 2021 meeting, the Board of Agrecol Association – the Northern Focal Point of the Prolinnova network – decided that Fanos would be the contact person between Agrecol and Prolinnova. 

    She has many years’ experience with Prolinnova, as she facilitated analysis of efforts to integrate the PID approach into agricultural advisory services in Cambodia and Tigray (Northern Ethiopia) and was part of the Prolinnova–Ethiopia network. She holds an MSc in Management of Agroecological Knowledge and Social Change from the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands and recently completed her doctorate in the Department of Communication and Advisory Services in Rural Areas at the University of Hohenheim in southern Germany. Her doctoral research was on “Public agriculture extension and information communication technologies: a case study in South Wollo, Ethiopia”.

  • New Prolinnova multistakeholder platform in Benin! / Nouvelle plateforme multi-acteurs au Bénin !

    Voir texte français ci-dessous

     The latest multistakeholder platform to join the Prolinnova international network is in Benin.

  • New POG Co-Chair: Suman Manandhar

    Suman Manandhar (Nepal), an independent member of the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG), agreed during the July 2021 POG meeting to co-chair the POG alongside Lisa Williams van Dijk (UK). The previous co-chair was Chris Macoloo (Kenya), who was a very important pillar in the governance of Prolinnova during the process of regionalising the network. Suman can draw on many years of experience with Prolinnova in helping to guide the network. Read more about the POG co-chairs Lisa (here) and Suman (here) and about the entire POG (here).

  • Appropriate Technology magazine features Prolinnova achievements

    The June 2021 issue of the Appropriate Technology magazine (Vol. 48, No. 2) brings three articles about Prolinnova - one on social innovation for improved food and water security in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; another on setting up a multistakeholder platform to promote farmer-led research and innovation in Benin; and a third one on the election of three new members in the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) - Ibrahima Seck from Senegal, TJ James from India and Violet Kirigua from Kenya.

    Read the latest articles here:

  • SULCI-FaNS progress from Oct 2020 to Mar 2021

    The report on progress in the Misereor-funded project “Scaling Up Local Capacity to Innovate for Food and Nutrition Security” (SULCI-FaNS) in the period from 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021 summarises activities and outputs achieved by the four Country Platforms involved (in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya), by the Subregional Coordinators in Africa and by other International Support Team members. It brings updates about farmer-led research on local innovations as well as about outreach and policy-influencing activities, including the virtual Global Farmer Innovation Fair held in February 2021. See the progress report here.

  • Farmer Innovation Fair in Cameroon, 27–29 May 2021

    Farmer Innovation Fair in Cameroon (FIPAC)

    News about FIPAC broadcast on national television CRTV in English

    See the programme (in French) !

    The Prolinnova community of practice and its partners in Prolinnova–Cameroon are holding a Farmer Innovation Fair in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on 27–29 May 2021. This event brings together stakeholders in agricultural research and development (ARD) to learn about and contribute to promoting processes of local innovation and farmer-led participatory innovation development (PID) in agriculture and natural resource management. It is presented in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture in Cameroon.

  • Plateforme de promotion de l’innovation locale au Bénin / Platform to promote local innovation in Benin

    Participants à l’atelier / Workshop participants (Photo: Mass Photo-Video)

    English below

    Mise en place d’une plateforme multi-acteurs de promotion de l’innovation locale au Bénin

    Le samedi, 15 mai 2021, s’est tenu à Parakou au Nord-Bénin l’atelier de mise en place d’une plateforme multi-acteurs de promotion de l’innovation locale et du développement participatif d’innovation (DPI) du Bénin.

  • 3 new POG members: Violet Kirigua (Kenya), Ibrahima Seck (Senegal) & TJ James (India)


               Violet Kirigua, Kenya                          Ibrahima Seck, Senegal                                 TJ James, India

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