Farmer Field School (ffs) Worshop
Farmer field school (FFS) is a group-based learning process
that brings together concepts and methods from agro ecology, experiential
education and community development. It also involves regular field
observations and group analysis. It is a major undertaking towards the
realization of sustainable agriculture as it helps farmers make their own
locally specific decisions about crop management practices. Special group
activities encourage learning from peers, and strengthen communicative skills
and team building. This training course is therefore intended to help
participants to design and implement Farmer Field Schools as an extension
practice to promote organic farming and agricultural productivity.
the end of this course the participants will be able to:
- Understand well the concept of
FFS and have skills to implement it.
- Learn new technologies in
- Incorporate technologies of FFS
according to local conditions.
- Select and apply appropriate
weed, pest and disease management practices for both animal and plant production
in an organic farm.
- Select appropriate organic
management systems for different organic farms.
- Gain skills in cross-cutting
issues in FFS.
- Gain skills in the climate
change and agriculture.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course is intended for various
actors in Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior
agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in
governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government
organizations among others for Agriculture.
Module 1: Approach and Principles
- Historical background
- Approach and Concept
- Steps in conducting FFS
- Organization and management of
- FFS field guide
- Field day
Module 2: Key concepts and
techniques in FFS
- Concept of what is this
- Agro ecosystem analysis (AESA)
- Participatory technology
- Village Immersion
Module 3: Cross-cutting topics in
- Non-formal education methods
- Facilitation skills
- Folk media
- Grant /revolving fund proposal
- Report writing
- Group dynamics
- Team building
Module 4: Introduction to organic
- Need for sustainable
- GMO vs organic farming
- Principles of organic farming
- Economic viability and market
opportunities for organic producers
- Designing sustainable and
resilient organic farming systems
Module 5: Organic
- Integrated farm management
- Organic soil management and
- Weed management
- Pest and disease management
- Livestock management
- Post-harvest storage, handling,
Module 6: Climate change and
- Climate change and agriculture
- Impact of climate change on
food and nutrition security
- Response to food security
challenges from climate change
- Agriculture and GHG Emissions:
Mitigation options with food security synergies
Module 7: Development technologies
- ICT in agriculture
- Application of GIS and remote
sensing in agriculture
- Monitoring and evaluation of agricultural
This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have
vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice.
The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works
and case studies.
Training manuals and additional reference materials are
provided to the participants.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will
be issued with a certificate.
We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet
organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
· The training will be conducted at SKILLS FOR AFRICA TRAINING INSTITUTE IN NAIROBI KENYA.
· The training fee covers
tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and
airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.
Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of
training and proof of payment sent to: email@example.com