In 2005, the regional network Prolinnova–Andes (Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador) was created with the aims of promoting farmer innovation processes and exchanging experiences in participatory innovation development (PID). Since then, regional- and national-level activities to promote local innovation were carried out, i.e., two regional workshops (in 2005 and 2008), Field Day for Local Innovators in …


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In 2011, the Prolinnova network agreed that all Country Platforms (CPs) would meet certain minimum commitments in terms of activities and outputs, even without specific funding for them (Guidelines #8 under  The Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) declares those CPs that are not meeting these minimum commitments to be temporarily “inactive”. In recognition of the …

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About the Nigeria Country Platform – archived because no longer active

A meeting of stakeholders in agricultural research and development (ARD) was organised by Development Resource Initiative (DRIVE) on 20 August 2008 to facilitate the establishment of Prolinnova in Nigeria. The meeting was attended by 26 stakeholders drawn from farmers’ groups, NGOs, national research institutes, the national extension system, colleges of agriculture, an association of agricultural …

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About the Niger Country Platform – archived because no longer active

Prolinnova in Niger has a different history and takes a different form as compared to Prolinnova platforms in other countries. In the past several years, a number of organisations in Niger have worked together to bring about deep changes in agricultural research, extension and education in the country. In this, they worked according to the …

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Prolinnova-Bolivia report for 2019

The new director of PRODII, José A. Arratia Ríos, reports on some activities to promote farmer-led innovation in Bolivia in 2019. PRODII is the host organisation of Prolinnova-Bolivia. El nuevo director del PRODII, José A. Arratia Ríos, informa sobre algunas actividades para promover la innovación liderada por los agricultores en Bolivia en 2019. PRODII es …

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Prolinnova-Bolivia report for 2018

In 2018, Prolinnova–Bolivia partners were interested in the experiences of African Country Platforms in working with Local Innovation Support Funds/Facilities (LISFs). One of the partners, PRODII, arranged that documents on LISF be translated into Spanish, and the partners agreed to try out LISFs in Bolivia. World Neighbors drew up a proposal with a budget from …

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Prolinnova-Bolivia’s update for 2016

The network in Bolivia has produced a brief report on its activities in 2016 – in both Spanish and English – drawing attention especially to two videos on the Farmer Innovation Fair in 2016:

Report on Prolinnova activities on Bolivia 2014-15

The Prolinnova group in Bolivia report (in Spanish) on their activities in 2014 and 2015, including a training workshop in Participatory Innovation Development (PID), a national farmer innovation fair. The group is coordinated by Maria Omonte of Vecinos Mundiales (World Neighbors).

Farmer Innovation Fair in Bolivia

The National Meeting of Farmer Innovators was held on 4 December 2015 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. A total of 45 innovations were selected. The fair was attended by 51 innovators, 38 stands from six departments: Santa Cruz, La Paz, Oruro, Potosi,Cochabamba and Chuquisaca. The event began at 10:30 a.m. with a Forum. Elizabeth Vargas, representing Prolinnova-Bolivia, presented the Prolinnova netowrk, its approach Participatory …

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Niger innovation catalogue for Innovation Africa project

In the framework of the EC-funded project “Innovation Africa” in collaboration with ETC Foundation, Netherlands, Saidou Magagi and Adam Toudou from Prolinnova-Niger made an inventory of local innovations for improved food security. The aim of the Innovation Africa project is to help rural communities formulate their own local food security plans. Community members were trained …

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