Farm Business Schools help family farms to access new markets

A Farm Business School (FBS) is a unique educational system designed to help farmers learn and improve their knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship and farm business management. FAO is supporting the efforts of the Department Agriculture (DA) and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to upgrade the capacities of farm-level extension workers in applying the FBS approach in their work and enable them to help small farmers transform their farms as business enterprises with stronger linkages to markets. Like in other countries, the farm families make up most of these small holder farms.