Annual report for 2018

The 4-page report from the Country Platform in Mali describes activities undertaken in two projects under the umbrella of Prolinnova: one funded by Misereor, Germany, called PROFEIS (Promoting Farmer Innovation & Experimentation in the Sahel) and the other funded by the McKnight Foundation, USA, called FAReNE (Farmer-led Research Networks).

PID, LISF & farmer-network experiences in agroecological intensification in Mali

The Farmer-led Research Network (FaReNe) project is a joint project of Prolinnova partners in Burkina Faso and Mali with financial support from the McKnight Foundation and technical support from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), host of the Prolinnova international secretariat. It looks at how best to organise and use farmer-led innovation approaches, such as Participatory Innovation Development (PID), Local Innovation Support Facility/Fund (LISF) and farmer networking, and how these can contribute to agro-ecological intensification. ADAF-Gallè, the host organisation of the Country Platform in Mali, hosted a writeshop for partners from both countries in late 2018. The team in Mali produced the following three documents (in French) on their past three years of experiences with PID, LISFs and farmer-led research networks:

Summary report on activities in Mali in 2017

The activities of the Prolinnova Country Platform in Mali in 2017 were conducted in the framework of two projects: one is funded by MISEREOR (PROFEIS: Promoting Farmer Experimentation and Innovation in the Sahel) and the other funded by McKnight Foundation (FaReNE: Farmer-led Research Networks). Read the 6-page English summary of the 2017 annual report here.