In Asia, several countries (Philippines, Thailand and now Indonesia) are following an adapted version of an Australian model known as "RiceCheck". Under this model, agricultural research validated technologies (which includes rice variety selection, good nursery production of seedlings, proper field preparation, correct timing of seedling transplanting, pest monitoring, etc) that are critical for successful rice production, referred to as "key checks", are taught to farmers via farmer group training and farmer experimentation following a modified FFS approach.
In both these examples, farmers and farmer groups are actively involved with "learning by doing". Most critical also is having appropriate technology relevant for the location, farmer participatory involvement from needs assessment, training, farmer "experimentation', production, all the way to harvesting and post harvest while also using and collaborating with available external technical support and information.
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