Farmer field school guidance document - Planning for quality programmes
Chapter 1 (Introduction) describes the expansion of the FFS approach in terms of locations,
topics and modalities. Chapter 2 (Why farmer field schools?) poses important questions about
when, in which context, and for which purpose, to programme FFS. Chapter 3 (Key elements of
farmer field schools) defines the basic features and 'non-negotiables? of FFS. This is followed by a
Chapter 4 on the formulation of FFS programmes (Designing a farmer field school programme).
Actual implementation of an FFS programme is described in Chapter 5 (Developing human
capacity for farmer field schools) and Chapter 6 (Defining the farmer field school learning
content). The next two chapters of the guidance document address monitoring, evaluation and
continuous learning in FFS (Chapter 7) and Impact assessment (Chapter 8). This is followed by
Chapter 9 on budgeting for farmer field school implementation. Finally, Chapter 10 (Building
viiion the basic farmer field school learning cycle) focuses on the next steps after the first FFS
learning cycle, and on the institutionalization of FFS.