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Farmer Field Schools (FFS), or ‘schools without walls’, were introduced by FAO and partners more than 30 years ago as an alternative to the prevailing top-down extension approach. The schools are a way to promote field-based experimentation, group organization and local decision-making through discovery-based learning. Farmer Field Schools have been a...
In Europe and Central Asia, FAO has remotely trained hundreds of animal health professionals in African swine fever (ASF) preparedness. African swine fever is a viral disease of pigs (and wild boar) with a lethality rate of up to 100 percent that leads to huge economic losses, trade disruptions, and...
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) introduced the Farmer Field School (FFS) approach in 1989 to educate farmers on improved agricultural practices. The FFS approach has been used widely where a season-long school is established for farmers to engage in group learning and training activities. As...
The alliance between FAO and the Ecuadorian company El Ordeño began in 2016, within the framework of the implementation of the Climate-smart Livestock (CSL) approach. Through close cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) and the Ministry of the Environment (MAE), and with financial support from the Global Environment...
In the Greater Karamoja Cluster, which encompasses the border areas between Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, pastoralism is the principal livelihood. Pastoralist groups traditionally relied on cross-border, interdependent relationships and the symbiotic sharing of knowledge and resources.

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