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.
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.
- 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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