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Farmer Field School (FFS) Training

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. 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.

DURATION


8 days

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.

LEARNING 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.

COURSE OUTLINE


Module 1: Approach and principles

  • Historical background
  • Approach and concept
  • Steps in conducting FFS
  • Organization and management of FFS
  • FFS field guide
  • Field day
  • Graduation

Module 2: Key concepts and techniques in FFS

  • Ecosystem
  • Concept of what is this
  • Agro ecosystem analysis (AESA)
  • Participatory technology development
  • Village immersion

Module 3: Cross cutting topics in FFS

  • Non formal education methods
  • Facilitation skills
  • Leadership
  • Folk media
  • Grant /revolving fund proposal format
  • Report writing
  • Group dynamics
  • Team building
  • Evaluation

Module 4: Introduction to organic farming

  • Need for sustainable agriculture
  • 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 farming                                                                             

  • Integrated farm management systems
  • Organic soil management and crop nutrition
  • Weed management
  • Pest and disease management
  • Livestock management
  • Post-harvest storage, handling, and processing

Module 6: Climate change and agriculture

  • 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 in agriculture

  • ICT in agriculture
  • Application of GIS and remote sensing in agriculture
  • Monitoring and evaluation of agricultural projects
  • Data analysis

Module 8: Study visit

       

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on details below: 

Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.

Email: training @versedpro.com

REQUIREMENTS


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  

TRAINING FEE


The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us below.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Mob: +254 7739167709

PAYMENT


Payment should be transferred to Versed Professional Services account through bank 7 days before commencement of training.

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CANCELLATION POLICY


  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.
  • The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking, as shown below.
  • In the event of an individual named on the booking form cannot attend, we will accept substitution of another delegate on the condition that written notification of the substitution has been received by us prior to the course date and an administration fee of $ 34 plus VAT has been paid.

COURSE PROVISIONS


  • Accommodation and travel are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • A buffet lunch and two teas are provided on all full day courses during training dates unless otherwise stated. The cost is included in the price quoted. Any special dietary requirements need to be notified in writing to VPSL in advance before commencement of the training

FORCE MAJEURE


  • Versed Professional Services Limited shall not be liable to refund of fees or for any other penalty should courses be cancelled due to war, fire, strike lock-out, industrial action, tempest, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.

Event Properties

Event Date 03-07-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 12-07-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date 28-06-2017
Individual Price $1,800.00
Location Versed Training Facilities, Nairobi Kenya
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
$1,800.00
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P.O Box 9656-00300, Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail: training@versedpro.com

Tel: +254 735 537 073 | +254 739 167 709

 

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