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Photo-story: Fair promotes farmer innovations in West Africa
by Sékou Touré and Maïmouna Fané (CCAFS West Africa)
To help promote local innovations, Burkina Faso hosted the Innovation Fair Farmers in West Africa.
Burkina Faso hosted on 15 and 16 May the Innovation Fair Farmers in West Africa (FIPAO). This event aimed to draw attention to farmer innovation and the role of peasant producers in agricultural research, and to facilitate interaction, linkages and learning between all relevant actors. It also helped promote family farming through the development of innovative farmers.
In addition to presenting the innovations, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) sponsored a video contest to document farmer innovations in the face of climate change. Video-makers from Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal prepared videos that were screened at the fair. See the videos.
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