| FARMER FIELD SCHOOL APPROACH (FFS) |
subjects: Food and Nutrition and School Gardening
levels and types of education: Teachers' training Non-formal education
ROME , 2010
|English||FAO and other development organizations have been promoting farmer field schools – an innovative approach to adult education first developed in Southeast Asia for pest management – 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.
This paper is an useful tool for teachers, extensionists and policy makers.|
Contact: Land and Water Division
Via delle terme di Caracalla, 00153