21st March 2011. Dar es Salaam. PROLINNOVA International Partners Workshop (IPW) 2011 including a one day. "International Forum on the Mainstreaming Participatory Approaches into Agricultural Research and Development".
PROLINNOVA organised its International Partners Workshop and the PROLINNOVA Oversight Group meeting / FAIR meeting from 19 – 25 March 2011 in Tanzania. During the International Forum the INSARD project was presented (Including Smallholders in Agricultural Research for Development) This initiative is a 3-year project financed by the European Commission. It comes under FP7 KBBE "Networking of NGOs involved in ARD".
PROLINNOVA is an NGO-initiated programme to build a global learning and advocacy network on promoting local innovation in ecologically-oriented agriculture and NRM. This international meeting provided an excellent platform to share views and experiences and to reflect on mechanisms to strengthen the mutual learning process between the different partners involved.
The 2011 partners’ meeting was also be a good opportunity to continue to further strengthen the partnerships within the PROLINNOVA family – partners who have been around longer with those who have joined more recently such as the francophone sister-programme PROFEIS (Promoting farmer experimentation and innovation in the Sahel) and partners from the Andean region, Mozambique and Kenya.
Related blog post: INSARD @ the PAEPARD European Multi Stakeholder consultation