It is essential to rethink the way farmers are supported in their changes in practices for agroecological transitions. How can Farmer Field Schools be an effective mechanism in this respect?
Let us explore that during this event co-organised by FAO, CIRAD and the NGO AVSF on the role of FFS in the agroecological transition.
The characteristics of the agro-ecological transition require transforming the way we accompany farmers in their changes of practices and production systems. Field schools are relevant participatory mechanisms for this, as they increase farmers' capacity to experiment, produce knowledge and build innovations themselves. However, there is a need to ensure the quality of implementation of these schemes, which has implications for research and development actors.
This webinar shares the findings of joint work by FAO, CIRAD (Centre International de Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement) and the NGO AVSF (Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières), illustrated with three examples of field school programmes from Togo, Mali and India.
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