June 2010, www.kit.nl/net/KIT_Publicaties_output
World Bank IK Note on promoting local innovation www.prolinnova.net/sites/default/files/documents/
Prolinnova also has a series of booklets. Consider
- Recognising local innovation www.prolinnova.net/resources/publications/
- Farmer-led joint research (http://www.prolinnova.net/sites/default/files/documents/
brief: ”Tapping the energy of farmers' creativity”
Several other policy briefs on the topic can be found under www.prolinnova.net/policy-briefs
Brigid Letty et al's
chapter "Farmers take the lead in research and development" in the WorldWatch book on State of the
Information specifically about promoting local innovation in South Africa can be found at www.prolinnova.net/africa.
Training materials on PID, published by AGRIDEA:
Harnessing the Power of Savings and Lending Communities to Drive Agroenterprise Development in Ghana
by Robert Asambobillah.
Paper presented at the Cracking the Nut Conference:
Overcoming Obstacles to Rural and Agricultural Finance. Washington. 6/2011.
The paper documents an innovative approach to building farmer skills in financial management through savings-led micro-finance interventions that are explicitly linked to extension services provided by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The approach contributes to resolving two critical obstacles faced by smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana: access to credit and technical advisory services.Click to download
Providing farmer groups with the skill sets they need – rather than just one – is different from the usual development approaches, and vital for empowering farmers to stimulate development for themselves at the local level. This poster looks at how combining skills sets can help farmers engage with markets and pull themselves out of poverty. This poster was presented at CRS’ Holistic Innovations in Agriculture Programming Symposium, held in Washington D.C. on April 20, 2009.
A step-by-step manual designed to help development agency staff lead smallholder farmers to use group marketing strategies that can increase the value of the goods they sell.
This field guide provides pointers for program managers and field staff on how to foster several crucial skill sets for preparing groups of poor farmers who are at a very early stage of engaging with markets and who aspire to successful agroenterprise development.
In Niger, CRS is engaging in a partnership process with Caritas Développement Niger (CADEV) that illustrates important principles of CRS partnership. CRS believes that investing in the partnership, and basing that partnership on mutual trust and accountability, will result in a stronger CADEV better able to assist communities to solve their own issues. In 2005-2006, CRS supported CADEV’s organizational strengthening efforts: developing an organizational improvement plan and increasing the capacity of field agents, volunteers, community members. Both the partnership between CRS and CADEV-Niger and the capacity strengthening efforts continued after the initial project, as a demonstration of CRS’s dedication to partnership and CADEV-Niger’s commitment to local ownership and sustainability. www.crsprogramquality.org/publications/2008/12/10/strengthening-organizational-capacity-to-enhance-community-f.html Maryce Ramsey, Linda Gamova, and Carrie Miller Download a PDF
Gender sensitive participatory approaches to building producer organizations (FAO)
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