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Gret farmer field school experience in Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar
Auteur(s) : Min, Hla; Ferrand, Pierre; Htet Kyu
électronique - 13 p.
Langu(e)s : Anglais
Note : Article presented in the Workshop organized by FAO « Introduction of Farmer Field Schools (FFS), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to restore food security and sustainable livelihoods in Myanmar », Yangon, 22-23 June 2009
Gret has been working in the three Townships (Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung) of Northern Rakhine State since 1996, implementing projects aiming at improving food security and livelihood promotion of Northern Rakhine State population. The first Farmer Field School was tested in 2004 rainy season for rainy rice cultivation as part of technical assistance and capacity building for Northern Rakhine State farmers. It was soon identified as one of the most suitable way to disseminate tested innovative practices and promote experience sharing and mutual learning amongst farmers. Three different kinds of Farmer Field Schools (rainy rice, winter vegetable and summer rice) have been, then, yearly carried out by Gret.