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FARMER FIELD SCHOOL FOR INTEGRATED CROP MANAGEMENT OF SWEETPOTATO: FIELD GUIDES AND TECHNICAL MANUAL

FARMER FIELD SCHOOL

The aim of agricultural extension in many countries is to promote technology packages developed by research institutes to a farmer audience through FARMER FIELD SCHOOL. Extension methods usually involve farmer group meetings or demonstration plots, however, small-scale poor farmers rarely implement the new technology promoted by the agricultural extension messages …

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CROP PROTECTION PROGRAMME: Promotion of sustainable sweetpotato production and post-harvest management through farmer field schools in East Africa

Crop management for sustainable sweetpotato

The ‘Promotion of sustainable sweetpotato production and post-harvest management through farmer field schools in East Africa’ project began in May 2002 and was funded by the Crop Protection Programme for a period of three years and a total value of £101,468. The project purpose was specifically to increase the returns …

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Beyond Higher Yields: The Impact of Sweetpotato Intergrated Crop Management and Farmer Field Schools in Indonesia

A pilot program of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) integrated crop management (ICM)-farmer field schools (FFSs) was implemented in six communities in Indonesia, using protocols developed jointly by a team of farmers, researchers, and development workers. Monitoring and evaluation studies showed that participation in the FFS enhanced farmers’ crop management …

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