Farmer Field School Guidance Document - Planning for quality programmes

Since the development of the farmer field school (FFS) approach in the late 80s in Asia, thousands of FFS have since been implemented across the world, in over 90 countries and across a varied range of contexts and thematic areas. Demand for FFS programmes is increasing, and in...[more]

Making Mechanization Accessible to Smallholder Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

FAO/AGP Division provided keynote address and contributed to Synthesis Report of above meeting that was convened by the Billl & Melinda Gates Foundation in October 2015 in Beijing, China[more]

International Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in China, 29-31 August 2016

In September 2014 FAO convened a global symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition. This has been followed in 2015 by three regional meetings in Brazil, Senegal and Thailand. In order to continue to develop this regional approach a further Symposium on Agroecology...[more]

World Fertilizer Trends and Outlook to 2019

The ‘World fertilizer trends and outlook to 2019’ is the latest in a series of annual reports that result from meetings of FAO Plant Production and Protection (AGP) and Statistics (ESS) Divisions, and the Fertilizer Organization Working Group, in which nitrogen, phosphate and...[more]

Building the evidence base in support of Agroecology

Agroecology is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food systems1. It focuses on the interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment. Agroecological practices work in harmony with these...[more]

Creation of a Regional network on Farmer Field Schools in West and Central Africa: upscaling of quality FFS from local to global level

Participants call for action to strengthen support to participatory farmer education through FFS[more]

Farmer field schools: a participatory approach to capacity building for food production systems that are efficient, sustainable and inclusive.

The FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) creates regional networks to make agriculture more sustainable and to enhance the capacity to adapt to climate change.[more]

Regional workshop on Farmer Field Schools (FFS) in Central and West Africa, 7 to 11 December 2015, Dakar

The workshop will involve FFS experts from some 25 countries.The purpose of the workshop is to take stock of FFS expertise in the two sub-regions, exchange best practices and create institutional mechanisms to sustain FAO’s work on FFS.[more]

The SHARP resilience tool publication and initial results from Angola

The Self-evaluation and Holistic Assessment of climate Resilience of farmers and Pastoralists (SHARP) was developed in 2013 with the aim to help smallholder farmers and pastoralists assess their climate resilience and facilitate discussion between community members on ways...[more]

Taller Mesoamericano: Semillas de Alta Calidad en Manos de los Agricultores Familiares: Promoviendo Instituciones Públicas Más Inclusivas. Ciudad de Panamá, del 10 al 12 de noviembre 2015

Varios países de Mesoamérica, vienen trabajando para apoyar la producción de semilla de alta calidad de granos básicos, producida por agricultores familiares. Es el momento de hacer un intercambio de experiencias para realizar recomendaciones que beneficien a la seguridad...[more]

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