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Sharing JFFLS Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools experiences and challenges

The purpose of this report is to document some of the Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) experiences to date, and allow readers to reflect on approaches used in the various JFFLS in the countries where they have been set up. The JFFLS approach, developed by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), has been operational since 2003 and has been recently adapted to provide a response to emergency situations. The goal of the JFFLS is to empower vulnerable youths, giving them livelihood options and long-term food security while minimizing their vulnerability to destitution and to risky coping strategies. One of the other major objectives of the JFFLS is to promote the creation of gender-equal attitudes, not only through the same exercise of roles and responsibilities, but also by developing the capacity of youths to critically assess relationships and links and understand risks and resources within their community.