Ethiopia Country Platform

Prolinnova–Ethiopia (PE), formerly known as PROFIEET
(Promoting Farmer Innovation and Experimentation in Ethiopia)

Contact person:

Elias Zerfu (ezerfu@yahoo.com)

About the Ethiopia Country Platform

Prolinnova–Ethiopia is a national platform to create space and provide a conducive environment for recognising and enriching local innovation processes in agriculture and natural resource management (NRM). It aims to scale up and integrate Participatory Innovation Development (PID) approaches in governmental and non-governmental organisations concerned with agricultural and NRM research, extension, education and training. Its overall objective is to contribute to enhancing food security, …

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Participatory research for food innovation by women in Tigray

Fetien Abay, a long-time member of the Prolinnova network, has just published a chapter in a new book Women in precision agriculture: technological breakthroughs, challenges and aspiration for a prosperous and sustainable future (edited by Takoi Khemais Hamrita) issued in 2021 by Springer Nature Switzerland. The chapter “Women farmer–breeder partnerships in plant breeding, seed and …

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Final report on Proli-FaNS in Ethiopia 2016–19

Prolinnova–Ethiopia’s final report on the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation for Food and Nutrition Security) project covers the period from August 2016 to July 2019. It gives an overview of the actors involved and the activities they carried out to enhance the innovative capacities of rural communities, to support particularly women innovators and to promote collective …

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Report on 3rd year of Proli-FaNS in Ethiopia

The narrative report on Year 3 of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project in Ethiopia covers the period from August 2018 to July 2019. It outlines achievements in strengthening the innovative capacities of rural communities, gaining more recognition of women farmers as innovators and contributing to building a subregional Prolinnova …

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Impact assessment of Proli-FaNS in Ethiopia

As part of the monitoring and evaluation effort in the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project, focus group discussions (FGDs) with farmer innovators were carried out in the two action-learning sites to find out how they assess the project’s impacts. The report on the discussions for impact assessment in the Axum …

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Final months of Proli-FaNS project in Ethiopia

The report on the period May–July 2019, the final quarter of the third and final year of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project in Ethiopia, covers farmer-led research in Tigray and Amhara Regions, and issues around project management that affected the focus intended on documentation. The report can be found …

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Proli-FaNS activities in Ethiopia in early 2019

The report on the second quarter in the third and final year of the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project in Ethiopia covers farmer-led research and advocacy activities, among other things. It also explains some changes in institutional arrangements within the Prolinnova-Ethiopia network. The report can be found here.

12 innovations by men & women farmers in Mertulemariam, Amhara Region

During the Proli-FaNS project, partners in Mertulemariam in the Enebse Sar Mider action-learning site in Gojjam in Amhara Region of Ethiopia identified several innovations by men and women farmers that contribute to improving the food and nutrition security of their families and communities. Twelve of these innovations, referring mainly to biopesticides for crops and livestock …

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African farmer innovation in biopesticides against fall armyworm

Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda, FAW) has recently appeared in Africa, where it is threatening food security, as it infests maize, which is a staple crop in many countries. Farmer innovators in Ethiopia and Tanzania (among surely many others) are trying out different ways to combat this new pest. The 4-page report “Towards farmer-led bio-management of …

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Proli-FaNS activities in Ethiopia: Aug-Nov 2018

The Prolinnova-Ethiopia coordinator, Ms Beza Kifle, compiled a report on the activities of the Country Platform within the Proli-FaNS (Promoting local innovation in Food and Nutrition Security) project covering the period August-November 2018. The report can be found here.

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