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1 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme PROLINNOVA INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP CAMBODIA March 06-12, 2006 

2 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme Overview Country reports Monitoring & evaluation Issues & priorities Local Innovation Support Fund Picturing Cambodia

3 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme Countries & regions Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda Cambodia, Nepal, South Africa Sudan, Tanzania Niger, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso (PROFEIS) Andes region Pacific region

4 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme Country reports Small group discussion: 4 of 9 countries Nepal: over 50 innovations and typology Uganda: innovation scoring sheet, static vs mobile, experimentation e.g. acaricide research into active ingredients, side effects and packaging Ghana: 3 formats for innovations, local innovations and innovators, synthesis of region specific innovations Ethiopia: panel for selecting innovative cases by host institution and issue PID grants, farmer-to- farmer extension programme

5 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme Country reports (cont.) Highlights: Enthusiasm, diversity and range of innovations, unique to locality Innovativeness of farmers, and potential of innovations to improve farmers’ productivity and livelihood Diverse ways of documenting and sharing Experiences with innovation support funds Issues: Need for conceptual framework and methodology; and Success stories of documenting, value adding and disseminating innovation processes resulting in improved livelihoods of farmers Protect farmers intellectual property rights

6 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme Monitoring & evaluation Self assessment Internal review External review (Julian Gonsalves): PROLINNOVA stands out as genuine Global Partnership Programme (governance, focussed outcomes, diversity, advocacy, IPR) Need to do more work at community level (PID work) Establish strategic links with farmer institutions (formal and informal) Packaging of information and policy briefs

7 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme Issues & priorities Partnering: work with committed people, provide incentives, ensure transparency M&E: an effective, simple, participatory system used by partners and innovators Mainstreaming: - gender balance in all aspects, gender criteria wrt innovations and innovators, gender- disaggregated data in M&E - awareness raising on impact of HIV/AIDS on agricultural development, and identify innovations that reduce vulnerability and enhance resilience of farm households

8 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme Issues & priorities (cont.) PID: documentation as first step in a process, and continued capacity building in PID Curriculum devt: review curricula at Universities, sensitization of staff, resources mobilization, involve students PROLINNOVA and ‘regular’ work: relating its principles to mandate/philosophy of the organization, influence decision makers, align activities with available funding, and tap into organizations’ own resources Advocacy & lobbying: evidence-based policy advocacy, promoting the message behind PROLINNOVA i.e. bottom-up approaches in building networks, clarity on concepts/principles, organizing farmers as a ‘voice’ to influence policies, training by PELUM

9 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme Issues & priorities (cont.) Sharing and learning between countries led by farmers, needs-driven, and active resources mobilization New countries: define concepts, start small, tie into existing initiatives, buy-in of stakeholders, programme coordinator Expansion: PROLINNOVA as Community of practice vs funded programmes Funding: proposal to DGIS

10 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme Local Innovation Support Fund Innovation Support Facility Governance modalities Intervention mix (BASIX India) Livelihood Promotion services Microfinance services Institutional Devt services

11 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme Picturing Cambodia Savings groups Road and irrigation Community shop Ecol contract farming

12 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme Picturing Cambodia (cont.)

13 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme Picturing Cambodia (cont.)

14 PROLINNOVA Global Partnership Programme Ha koun


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