Out Farmer Training
The out-farmer Training project was devised in consultation with the community leaders and the participating farmers. The project aims to close the knowledge gap that exists between traditional farming methods and the production that can be achieved by using improved technology and greater organic farming techniques and by so doing improve income security through diversification and increased yields. This is delivered through workshops, a demonstration practice garden and home visits involving a group of farmers selected by the community leadership. The benefits of this type of delivery are numerous and include mutual support around a common goal; collective problem solving enabling joint activities such as shared labour on a joint demonstration farm; providing a voice for members when communicating with people outside the group; and providing an effective way of extending the influence of the programme deeper into the community.
If you want to read about the year 1 of this project, please click HERE