Junior Farmer field and Life School Experiences, Challenges and Innovations
SHARING JUNIOR FARMER FIELD AND LIFE SCHOOL EXPERIENCES, CHALLENGES AND INNOVATIONS


SHARING
JUNIOR FARMER FIELD
AND LIFE SCHOOL
EXPERIENCES, CHALLENGES AND
INNOVATIONS



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FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2008
 
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TABLE OF Contents

Part I [630 Kb]

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms

Introduction

Acknowledgements

Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools

1. General management of the JFFLS

Introduction

Involving the community

Negotiating with local authorities on resources

Involving stakeholders at an early stage

Developing a good team spirit

Following the right procedures and protocol

Building guardian commitment

Creating JFFLS committees with women members

Engaging men in the preparatory labour

Selecting JFFLS participants

Timing JFFLS activities

Ensuring girls stay in the JFFLS

Providing tools, equipment and water

Resolving power struggles

Managing the consumption of vegetable harvest

Monitoring and record keeping

Part II[584 Kb]

2. Facilitators – the lynchpin of JFFLS
Introduction

Finding the right facilitators

Motivating / compensating facilitators

Training facilitators

Sharing facilitating experiences

Addressing conflict amongst facilitation teams

3. The JFFLS curriculum
Introduction

Using locally appropriate materials in the curriculum

Adopting a JFFLS curriculum

Linking agriculture to life for the empowerment of refugee youths

Using participatory approaches for curriculum content

Using creative and child-centred activities

Tackling the life skills component of the curriculum

Addressing gender issues

Introducing income-generating activities

Including agricultural science as a subject

Organizing exchange visits

Spreading learning within communities

4. Sustainability and linkages
Introduction

Linking with the community

Linking with government programmes

Helping graduates pave the way for sustainability



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