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Título Guidelines for participatory training and extension in farmer's water management (PT&E-FWM)
Sumario Participatory Training and Extension (PT&E) is a training and extension approach that on a participatory analysis of the constraints and opportunities and based on the outcome analysis the introduction of new and appropriate technologies. Group based extension and training activities that enhance farmers’ capacities and skills, as well as capacity building staff involved in the extension activities go hand in hand. Participatory Training and Extension is a tool to reach the goal of improved Farmers’ Water Management involving and supporting farmers. In order to support farmers and increase capacity in FWM they need training and support for the introduction of technologies. The main objective of PT&E is to empower farmers in order to develop, modify and diffuse appropriate and sustainable new technologies. The programme for Participatory Training and Extension in Farmers’ Water Management (PT&E-FWM) was developed within the framework of the FAO- Special Programme for Food Security. It has been implemented and tested in several countries (Zambia, Nepal, Cambodia and Bangladesh). Learning from the successes and mistakes of the first pilot projects, the programme has evolved over a number of years in a more improved and definite format. The PT&E-FWM programme incorporates the concept of the Farmer Field School (FFS) introduced under the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme. The FFS approach has enjoyed remarkable success as it showed that farmers can become experts at analyzing specific problems related to their farming activities and make informed decisions about necessary interventions. The PT&E-FWM programme is also partly based on staff training methodologies developed under the Farmers’ Water Management Training
Año 2004
Format Book (electronic)
Infotype Training/Learning Support Material;