Global Farmer Field School Platform

A Farmer Field School brings together a group of farmers, livestock herders or fisherfolk, to learn on how to shift towards more sustainable production practices, by better understanding complex agro-ecosystems and by enhancing ecosystem services. A FFS group meets regularly during a production cycle, setting up experimentation and engaging in hands-on learning to improve skills and knowledge that will help adapt practices to their specific context. The FFS empowers individuals and groups to move towards more sustainable practices and improve livelihoods.
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Farmers taking the lead: 30 years of farmer field schools

This brochure captures the major developments of the farmer field school over 30 years, highlighting innovations in different regions and contexts. This document summarizes key messages on FFS and provides insights for new directions 

Empowering women through Agropastoral Field Schools

Monica lives with her extended family and three kids in Karamoja. Thanks to her participation in the APFS group and enhanced agricultural knowledge and skills, her success and improved economic situation have not gone unnoticed by other community members.


The Global FFS discussion group (Dgroup) is an e-mail group through which the global FFS community can interact by sharing information, knowledge and advice. Members discuss experiences and reflect on how to deal with specific challenges. With more than 1000 members from 107 countries, the d-group network is constantly growing. Webinars and facilitated discussions related to Field Schools or technical topics are organized through the Dgroup. 

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