Integrated Production and Pest Management Programme in Africa
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Communication and knowledge sharing plays a crucial role in supporting inclusive and people-centred initiatives for agricultural innovation and sustainable livelihoods.


Farmer field schools (FFS) equip millions of small farmers with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement the "produce more [...]


Since 2001, the Integrated Production and Pest Management Programme (IPPM) has worked with more than 180 000 farmers in West Africa to build more productive and resilient agricultural systems. Based on a well-tested farmer field school (FFS) approach, this participatory, community-based educational method combines principles and practices from community development, non-formal education, agroecology and adaptive ecosystem management.