Farmer Field School (FFS) Training (5th -9th June 2017)


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#INTRODUCTION
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.

#TRAINING OBJECTIVES
At the end of the training, the learner will be able to;

  • Understand well the concept of FFS and have skills to implement it.
  • Learn new technologies in agriculture.
  • 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.

#KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Approach and principles
  • Organization and management of FFS
  • Key concepts and techniques in FFS
  • Agro ecosystem analysis (AESA)
  • Cross cutting topics in FFS
  • Need for sustainable agriculture
  • GMO Vs organic farming
  • Principles of organic farming
  • Organic soil management and crop nutrition
  • Pest and disease management
  • Post-harvest storage, handling, and processing
  • Climate change and agriculture
  • Impact of climate change on food and nutrition security
  • Application of GIS and remote sensing in agriculture
  • Monitoring and evaluation of agricultural projects

#EVENT DETAILS & ONLINE REGISTRATION
EVENT LOCATION: NAIROBI, KENYA
EVENT DURATION: 8 DAYS
EVENT DATE: 5 JUNE 2017
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