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. [More here]


 The Library gathers existing publications related to the Field School approach, including articles, training material, case studies and impact assessments from different regions.

This page provides guidance and suggestions to FFS facilitators, master trainers, project coordinators and rural advisors on running FFS in times of COVID-19.

Here you may find a selection of stories from the field, reporting experiences of FFS participants, or facilitators, or FFS experts.


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.