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December 11th, 2019 / ReliefWed

Agricultural experts and academia drawn from Eastern and Southern African nations called on governments to increase the reach, impact, and institutionalisation of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) through adaptive approaches to ensure that farmers in Africa are fully engaged in sustainable agricultural production and farming as a business.

At FAO’s Subregional Workshop on Farmer Field Schools Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework, held from 19 to 21 November 2019 in Addis Ababa, participants reiterated that governments should enact supportive policies and strategies to implant fully FFS in the agriculture extension system, where farmers can learn new skills, solve practical problems and acquire modern technologies.

The objectives of the workshop were to introduce and discuss FFS Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework, as well as to share good practices on FFS. Read more …