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Hofisi, Fortunate, 2003. Farmer field schools as a learning process for resource-poor farmers : the AfFOResT experience in the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe. SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development, Uppsala. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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Abstract

This research was carried out within the months of August, September and October of 2001 in Zambezi Valley found in the north eastern district of Zimbabwe, where Farmer Field Schools have been modified to suit the farmer's conditions. The research looked at the suitability of the Farmer Field Schools as a learning process for the resource poor farmers of the Zambezi Valley. The resource poor farmers are those with little or no resources to make their farming successful.

The effect of the learning process on the farmers' farming system was also explored. It was found that farmer's farming system changed because of the learning at the Farmer Field Schools. Farmers contributed to the learning process through active experimentation and contribution of their indigenous knowledge. Farmers felt that they wanted to have control over Farmer Field Schools by having Farmer Field Workers and field supervisors accountable to them. The research adopted a participatory approach, employing Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methods.

Main title:Farmer field schools as a learning process for resource-poor farmers
Subtitle:the AfFOResT experience in the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe
Authors:Hofisi, Fortunate
Supervisor:UNSPECIFIED
Examiner:UNSPECIFIED
Series:Masters Thesis / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Rural Development Studies, Uppsala
Volume/Sequential designation:22
Year of Publication:2003
Level and depth descriptor:Other
Student's programme affiliation:Other
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:farmers, zimbabwe
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-6919
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-6919
Subjects:Education
Language:English
Deposited On:18 Sep 2017 10:56
Metadata Last Modified:18 Sep 2017 10:56

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