PARI Poster: Recognizing Farmer Innovators in Africa

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Farmers are not only recipients of introduced knowledge or technologies. They are also innovators who often develop new techniques or improve existing practices to fit them into their local conditions and adapt to global changes. As part PARI, the Center for Development Research (ZEF) in collaboration with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and national partners implemented innovation contests in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia in 2016 to find high-potential farmers’ innovations. About 350 promising  innovations  were  submitted  to the contests in the four countries. The  shows some of the winning innovations.

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