MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
Communication between farmers (other stakeholders) and
extension agents to foster development of communities through
agricultural related activities.
EXAMPLES OF PARTICIPATORY EXTENSION APPROACHES
Study circles: A group of farmers come together to study a subject
of their interest and then practice what they will have learnt.
FFSs: A group of farmers experiment together in the field to
evaluate the costs and benefits of alternative technologies to
address an identified production constraint.
INTRODUCTION TO FFS
Farmer: one who derives a livelihood from land
Field: Place/land where crops/livestock are grown /kept
School: Place/institution of learning
School of farmers in the field
Farmers learn about and investigate for themselves the costs
and benefits of alternative technologies for sustaining and
enhancing farm productivity through adapting to climate change
and variability (ACCV):
A Training Manual on Use of Climate Information and Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for
Agricultural Extension Staff in Zimbabwe