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Progress with PROLINNOVA (promoting local innovations). Updates on GPPs and pending projects. Promotion of Farmer Innovation and Experimentation in Ethiopia (PROFIEET)

Many institutions involved in rural development, both locally and globally, are giving greater attention to the indigenous knowledge (IK) of farmers. Researchers and practitioners in rural development now see this not as a static asset but rather as a dynamic system of local experimentation and innovation that forms the basis for sustainable development. Organisations in Ethiopia that share this view of the strengths and potentials of IK and farmer-led research and development (R&D) have taken the initiative to set up a multi-stakeholder platform for

Session on process and mechanisms to formulate and manage global partnership programmes. Developing an innovative partnership: the coconut global research for development programme

A Coconut Global Research for Development Programme (CGRDP) is being developed at the initiative of three research and development organisations: APCC, BUROTROP, and COGENT. Building on existing partnerships, networks and linkages has been a main asset. By putting their resources together, the three organisations have been able to co-ordinate programme development. The programme is based on a common framework for action which is now being established. The programme relies on regional networks for channelling up-wards and down-wards flows of

Session 4: emerging global partnership programmes. PROLINNOVA: promoting local innovation

The justification, aims, activities and expected outputs of the proposed programme on ¿Promoting Local Innovation in Ecological Agriculture and Natural Resource Management¿ (PROLINNOVA) can be found in the short information sheet (Oct. 2001) in the annex to this paper and in the longer concept paper on the website of the NGO Committee of the CGIAR (www.ngoc-cgiar.org). In essence, PROLINNOVA seeks to strengthen the capacities of rural people and local agricultural

Soil fertility improvement for African agricultural development through innovative partnerships

In the context of the Global Soil Fertility Initiative, the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is promoting and supporting African agricultural development using soil fertility improvement as the focal point. The program involves a participatory process that brings farmers, farmers¿ organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and National Agricultural Research and Extension System(s) (NARES) together for the development, validation, and implementation of packages to trigger agricultural intensification. The packages

Working Group Report on sub-plenary sessions: Group 1: Rural Knowledge Systems and Innovation Processes. Powerpoint presentation

Insights on RKS & IP: 1) Innovation is a process of social interaction that generates new knowledge within the actors. 2) Most farmers and communities construct knowledge without interaction with scientists. 3) Scientific innovation systems and institutions have denied farmers pride in their own learning 4) Scientists need to learn how to contribute to wider societal processes of learning and acting toward development 5) Importance of sharing credit and benefits among those who contributed to knowledge

Working Group Report on sub-plenary sessions: Group 1: Rural Knowledge Systems and Innovation Processes

Insights on RKS & IP: 1) Innovation is a process of social interaction that generates new knowledge within the actors. 2) Most farmers and communities construct knowledge without interaction with scientists. 3) Scientific innovation systems and institutions have denied farmers pride in their own learning 4) Scientists need to learn how to contribute to wider societal processes of learning and acting toward development 5) Importance of sharing credit and benefits among those who contributed to knowledge

Promoting local innovation (PROLINNOVA). Progress report

¿The concept paper explains the rational for basing improvements in ecologically-oriented agriculture (EA) and natural resource management (NRM) on local knowledge, experimentation and innovation.