In April 2015, Prolinnova–Ethiopia (PE) held a national workshop in Addis Ababa to share the results of the CLIC–SR project with relevant organisations that could have the capacity and interest to take some of the ideas forward. Presentations by farmer innovators from the two CLIC-SR project areas played a great role in influencing other participants who were not used to seeing farmers speaking in such a high-level meeting.
PE’s experiences in the last 10 years were presented, as was a review made as part of the CLIC–SR project into policy related to farmer-led research and development. The participants in the dialogue agreed that, in order to influence policy and practice throughout the country, PE should work more closely with the Ministry of Science and Technology and the increasing number of universities in Ethiopia, in addition to the conventional partners such as agricultural research and extension agencies. The proceedings of the national dialogue can be found here.