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Global Farmer Field School Platform

Farmer Field School (FFS) is a participatory learning approach being used in a wide range of different contexts around the world. A FFS brings together a group of farmers, livestock herders or fisher folks, to learn on how to shift towards more sustainable production practices. It offers space for hands-on group learning, enhancing skills for critical analysis and improved decision making by local people. Since FAO pioneered this approach in the late 80’s, FFS have been implemented in over 90 countries, benefiting to over four million farmers.

In order to connect the growing network of practitioners and organizations using FFS, FAO has set up the Global Farmer Field School Platform. It is a virtual space for sharing knowledge and expertise on Farmer Field Schools. It is a means to connect a global Community of Practice and facilitate partnerships among institutions committed to sustainable farming, education and empowering people.

In recent years, several local and regional online networks and exchange mechanisms on FFS have been established.  The Global FFS Platform is also a means of linking them together as the basis for a worldwide network.

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Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO
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Year: 2018
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Type: Website
Content language: English
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