Participatory training and curriculum development
for Farmer Field Schools in Guyana and Suriname

 

Participatory training and curriculum development
for Farmer Field Schools in Guyana and Suriname

A field guide on Integrated Pest Management and
aquaculture in rice

Edited by

Matthias Halwart
William Settle



FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2008

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Contents



PART I: CURRICULUM FOR IPM AND FFS (Download 926 kb)

General Topics
Background
Site Selection
Identification of Farmers
Method of Identification
Learning Contract
Planning for the Farmers Field School
Regional Support System
Training Needs Assessment
T.N.A Questionnaire.
Materials and Supplies
Fishpond
On-Going FFS
General Agro-Ecosystem
Agro-Ecosystem Analysis
Questions List of Agro-Ecosystem Analysis, Week 1
Questions List of Agro-Ecosystem Analysis, Week 2
Questions List of Agro-Ecosystem Analysis, Week 3
Questions List of Agro-Ecosystem Analysis, Week 4
Questions List of Agro-Ecosystem Analysis, Week 5
Questions List of Agro-Ecosystem Analysis, Week 6
Questions List of Agro-Ecosystem Analysis, Week 7
Special Topics
Insect Collection and Identification
Seedling Anatomy
Life Cycle and Food Web, Part 1
Life Cycle and Food Web, Part Two
Tillering Ability of Rice at the Vegetative Stage
Plant Roots and Vessels
The Effect of Insecticides on Insects
Introduction
Prevention of Insect Damage
Pesticides (Poisons) and Avoidance of Direct Exposure
Effect of Weather on Disease Development
Primordial Stage in Rice
Effect of Weather on Crop Development
Insect Zoo
Effect of Weather on Insect Development
Assessing the Snail Population during Fallow Season
Weed Seed Bank
The Paddy Bug
PART II: FFS CURRICULUM FOR AQUACULTURE IN RICE-BASED FARMING SYSTEMS (Download 1.6Mb)
Introduction
Weekly Session Guide

Week 1- Introduction to Rice-Fish Culture
Week 2- Modified Rice-Fish Culture for Guyana and Suriname
Week 3- Transporting and Stocking of Live Fish
Week 4- Construction of Nets for Use in Rice-Fish Culture
Week 5- Fish Feeds and Feeding
Week 6- Water Management
Week 7- Pond and Rice Field Fertilization
Week 8- Fish Predators and Other Pests
Week 9- Pond/Rice Field Fish Culture Systems
Week 10- Fish Stocking Density
Week 11- Production of Tilapia Fry and Fingerlings
Week 12- Fry Nursing
Week 13- Pond/Rice-Fish Field Maintenance
Week 14- Fish Harvesting
Week 15- Post Harvest Technology
Week 16- Cost and Return Analysis of Rice-Fish Culture
PART III: ACTIVITY MATRICES (Download 48 kb)
Agro-Ecosystem Activity Matrix
Special Topics Activity Matrix
Group Dynamics Activity Matrix
Notes
PART IV: SUGGESTED HANDOUTS FOR AQUACULTURE FFS (Download 164 kb)
1st Week Session Introduction
2nd Week Session Modified Rice Fish Culture for Guyana and Suriname
3rd Week Session Transporting and Stocking of Live Fish
4th Week Session Construction of Nets for Use in Rice Fish Culture
5th Week Session Fish Feeds and Feeding
6th Week Session Water Management
7th Week Session Pond and Rice Field Fertilization
8th Week Session Fish Predators and Other Pests
9th Week Session Pond/Rice Field Culture Systems
10th Week Session Fish Stocking Density
11th Week Session Production of Tilapia Fry and Fingerlings
12th Week Session Fry Nursing
13th Week Session Pond/Rice-Fish Field Maintenance
14th Week Session Fish Harvesting
15th Week Session Post Harvest Technology
16th Week Session Cost and Return Analysis of Rice-Fish Culture