Bringing farmers together

J. Zake, C. Walaga, A. de Jager

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    Abstract

    Farmer Field Schools (FFSs) have been used in many countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa as a way to deal with constraints such as crop pests, soil fertility depletion, health issues like HIV/AIDS and the communal management of natural resources. They often work in partnership with local NGOs or Government institutions to develop solutions to complex problems facing farmers. In Lukwanga parish, Wakiso District, FFSs have encouraged the creation of new institutions and led to the development of stronger and more cooperative relationships within the community. This has put farmers in a better position to tackle their financial difficulties and to deal with two major agricultural constraints: environmental degradation and depleted social capacity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)26-27
    Number of pages2
    JournalLEISA : ILEIA newsletter for low-external-input and sustainable agriculture
    Volume21
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Keywords

    • agriculture
    • nutrients
    • farm management
    • farm inputs
    • land management
    • farmers' associations
    • peoples' communes
    • cooperation
    • cooperative services
    • uganda
    • east africa

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