In 2017, the Farmer-Led Innovators Association of Kenya (FALIA) worked together with the 20 promising innovations addressing a range of issues from biodiversity preservation and economic empowerment to gender equality and improved food security.
Prolinnova partner organisation A Growing Culture (AGC) to document farmer innovations in Kisumu in Western Kenya. FALIA and AGC identified

Their joint activity sought to:

  • Identify and document useful innovations to be included in the Library for Food Sovereignty (LFS)
  • Amplify and spread innovations through a participatory farmer-led innovation documentation framework
  • Recognise farmers for their achievements and identify opportunities for scaling out and building on local innovations.

A description of the outcomes of the documentation can be found on the AGC website:

APUODHO CAKE

www.agrowingculture.org/project/farmer-led-innovation-documentation-kenya/

The documented innovations can be found in www.agrowingculture.org/library/ under farmer innovations.

Examples

  1. RUNOFF WATER HARVESTING, SIPILI, LAIKIPIA, KENYA
  2. HYBRID BEEHIVE, KISUMU, KENYA
  3. TRADITIONAL SEED PRESERVATION, KAKUN, KENYA
  4. APUODHO CAKE, KAKUN, KENYA
  5. TRADITIONAL LUMPY SKIN DISEASE TREATMENT, KISUMU, KENYA
  6. WALKING TRACTOR, KAMBI AWENDO, KENYA
Related:

The Source Project, a self-funded venture, has led Jason Taylor on a journey around the world to
meet some of the most progressive and enlightened farmers: Indigenous farmers living with and respecting the land. These farmers–the real farmers of the world–are the source of all knowledge–knowledge of seeds, knowledge of soil, knowledge of the seasons, knowledge of our interdependence and reverence for other species, knowledge of the cyclical loop in which all comes from and returns to the earth. It is their knowledge The Source Project preserves and showcases so that we can all reconnect with the source of our food.

This post was originally published at PAEPARD by François Stepman. It has been republished here with permission.

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