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  1. 2011-01-20 Dramatic changes are taking place in farming worldwide as a result of globalisation, liberalisation, and rapid urbanisation. Farmers are intensifying existing patterns of production and diversifying their farm enterprises in an attempt to improve their livelihoods. Technical know-how is not...
  2. 2018-01-20 Abstract: Farmers play a crucial role in the preservation and sustainable use of agrobiodiversity. In fact, the diversity of species that support our current agricultural production systems has been carefully managed and shaped by farming communities, over the course of the history of humankind....
  3. From the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services The New Extensionist is a global view of extension and advisory services (EAS) that reinvents and clearly articulates the role of EAS in the rapidly-changing rural context. It argues for an expanded role for EAS within agricultural innovation...
  4. What are FFS? Farmer Field School (FFS) is an approach based on people-centred learning. Participatory methods to create an environment conducive to learning: the participants can exchange knowledge and experience in a risk free setting. Practical field exercises using direct observation,...
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    The SPRING Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Training Resource Package is a collection of our very best training work, including presentations, activities, handouts, and session guides. Successful multisectoral training is key for developing the collaboration that nutrition-sensitive activities...
  6. In many countries across the world, livestock are an integral part of poor people’s livelihoods, contributing to household income, food security and nutrition. They can provide quality food (meat, milk, and eggs); capital (sale, barter and hire); fertilizer (manure); draught power for cultivation...
  7. Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses...
  8. This training manual deals with certain teaching and learning strategies that enhance knowledge and skills of the targeted participants focused on the various concepts of nursery management practices and techniques used in the production, maintenance and marketing of quality tree planting...
  9. Agro-Insight designs and organizes tailor-made training courses for extension service providers in extension methods, as well as in the development of video and fact sheets for farmers. We also offer courses in surveillance of plant pests and diseases. We have trained people in Bangladesh,...
  10. 2018-11-30 One of our most important roles as we work in rural communities is to train others so that knowledge and skills can be effectively passed on and learning continue. Top down, university-style lectures seldom incite passion in the learner in the same way that learner-centered selfdiscovery can. We...
  11. 2017-11-30 In this session we will explore how seven steps of learning design, “4 A’s” for designing learning activities, and taking account of cognitive domains and learning styles can energize the farmer-teacher interaction.The ideas we will use in this session are based on the teachings of Jane Vella...
  12. The core of what Sowers of Hope teaches is that Farming is a Ministry. If Christian Farmers believe this, they will be capable of figuring the rest out by looking to the Bible, the Land, and Each other. The additional support of agricultural principles, subsidized materials, market access, etc.,...
  13. Farmers in developing countries need a range of skills in order to improve their livelihoods. They need to get organized into groups, understand how to use their natural resources in a sustainable way, and market their produce profitably and effectively. They also need to manage their finances,...
  14. Discover content and resources related to market development, economic growth, and cross-cutting issues. Each topic below contains the most recent Marketlinks posts, events, and discussions tagged to that subject. The Tools & Training section of Marketlinks contains a set of recommended...
  15. The Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) calls forexpandingwork in improving nutrition and resilience. This course underscores the Agency's focus onfood security development and incorporates the Agency’s vision for food security and agriculture development under the GFSS. Participants will...
  16. Update your food safety and food defense program components to ensure FSMA compliance. All FDA-registered US food manufacturing facilities, as well as facilities located in foreign countries that export to the United States, must update food safety and food defense programs to meet new...
  17. The Cornell Soil Health Assessment Training Manual: Provides an overview of the concept of soil health. Describes soil constraints and soil quality issues common to soils in New York and the Northeast region, especially in vegetable and field crop production systems. Provides guidelines on how to...
  18. The PestSmart Diagnostics package focuses specifically on the skills and methodologies required for field-based diagnosis. It helps plant health practitioners and students to develop and improve their ability to recognise symptoms, relate them to causes, and to identify what is causing the...
  19. Many see rural advisory services (RAS), also called ‘extension’, as indispensable in efforts to improve agricultural production in smallholder farms in developing countries. However, development specialists have lamented that, bogged by infrastructural and logistical challenges, traditional RAS,...
  20. Overview of Feed the Future This 30-minute, self-guided module provides an overview of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. Introduction to Food Security Self-guided, 25-minute module introduces development practitioners to the four pillars of food...
  21. A group of scientists, farmers and staff from development organizations in Malawi and Tanzania put together an integrated curriculum onagroecology,climate change,nutritionandsocial equity. This training material was written in such a way that rural people with limited education can use it to...
  22. Over the past 2-3 years CFGB staff and partners have been developing and field testing CA training materials designed to be used at the farmer level. We are pleased that the African Conservation Tillage network has agreed to host these materials on their website athttp://caguide.act-africa.org/so...
  23. The Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) is a systematic method to assess local feed resource availability and use. It helps in the design of intervention strategies aiming to optimize feed utilization and animal production. The tool comprises two main elements: A focused PRA exercise which provides an...