| FARMER FIELD SCHOOLS ON LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA |
subjects: Food and Nutrition and School Gardening Water Soil and land rights
levels and types of education: Teachers' training
FAO, ROME, 2008
|English||This guide is targeted to extension workers and educators on rural development. This guide illustrates the process and the steeps to built a farmer field schools – an innovative approach to adult education to improve land and water management in Africa.
Unlike traditional approaches to agricultural extension, which rely on extension workers providing advice to farmers, farmer field schools enable groups of farmers to find out the answers for themselves. That means the farmers can develop solutions to their own problems.
The extension worker is a facilitator who guides the learning process, rather than a technical specialist who disseminates information.
Contact: Sally Bunning
Land and Water Division
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153