KULIMA-Promoting Farming in Malawi: Better Extension Training Transforming Economic Returns (BETTER)
In the frame of the KULIMA programme, the BETTER project has the central role of ensuring the outreach component of by making sure that farmers at grass root level are reached and actively participate/benefit from the services made possible by the programme. Basically, this project is articulated around empowering beneficiaries through the Farmer Field School (FFS) approach as a way to contribute to increasing knowledge and skills of smallholder farmers through improved access to and use of quality agriculture advisory services.
As by its design, the BETTER project complements the other projects under KULIMA programme (namely the FAO contract and the GiZ contracting) by facilitating the trained community based facilitators and government Master Trainers to form farmers learning groups (FFS groups) and to continue the season long participatory learning sessions. By its design, the same BETTER project has included a component of improving access to finance by farmers through promotion of Village Savings and Loans (VSL).
So far, the BETTER Project has achieved the following main results:
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