1. The first common trait of good managers is that they have a system to organize their work. Systems range from very informal, such as a note pad with “to do” lists, to complex computer programs synchronized to a smartphone. The important feature of any such system is that it gives the manager a...
  2. 2015-10-05 Ramata Kindo, 22 years of age, is a young lady living in the rural setting of Kouka.As a woman living in that culture, Ramata Kindo has limited access to and control over any available farmable land. As a result her first obligation is to first work in the family field. If she wants to cultivate...
  3. 2015-10-20 After attending the ECHO conference in 2010, small-scale farmerEmile decided to apply the method of the FFF or FPA (foundations for agriculture). Other farmers in the region socoffed at him for digging holes and planting according to the methods he had learned. However, the surprise of Emile, and...
  4. 2017-01-24 Knowing a subject is not enough to train on it, training adults requires specific competencies. This week in Burkina Faso, key trainers from across West Africa are meeting to improve their knowledge about the Foundations for Farming (FFF) method, and to improve their skills in sharing knowledge...
  5. 2012-12-04 There has been a lot of talk about resilience lately, but what does it all mean and how should we think about it in terms of agricultural and community development from poverty reduction and improved well-being? In a global context of variability and change – be it economic or environmental – and...