FAO/IFPRI - Stocktaking of Farmer Filed Schools - February 2022
Collective action, self-organization, and the role of farmers’ organizations in scaling up and institutionalizing FFS: The Farmer Field School (FFS) approach is adopted in the vast majority of projects funded by IFAD in sub-Saharan Africa. Through this stocktaking, we analyse the extent to which the FFS approach helped peasant farmers engage in collective action, band together, and become more autonomous in responding to the problems they face. This assessment is also highlighting the role and importance of farmers’ organisations (FO) and their apex organisations in these processes, and how they could help scale them up and ensure their sustainability by institutionalising the approach.
Health and Nutrition
Livelihood & Social Stability
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