KULIMA-Promoting Farming in Malawi : Revitalizing Agricultural Clusters and Ulimii wa Mdandanda through Farmer Field Schools (FFS) in Malawi
The project activities are mainly articulated around:
On the specific aspect of capacity development, the plan is to empower a critical mass of Farmer Field Schools Facilitators within the Government extension service system. At least 600 FFS Master Trainers and 8,000 Community Based Facilitators will be trained. They in turn will support at least 13,400 community outreach groups with over 400,000 productive farming families. These farming families will be assisted to sustainably address issues caused by climate change, improve agricultural productivity, increase diversification and income generation. Hands-on capacity building activities using the Farmer Field School (FFS) approach are performed at different levels comprising (i) training at 3 Residential Training centres (RTCs) in Thuchila (Southern region), Lisasadzi (Central region) and Mzuzu (Northern region), (ii) practical exercise with 30 outreach groups of farmers around the RTCs and (iii) training of 2,700 community based facilitators around 90 CBF training sites.
At the end of the 3rd year of implementation, the following main achievements are to be highlighted
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