Agricultural Extension

Evaluation of Farmer Field Schools in East Africa

The project “Assessing the Potential of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) to Fight Poverty and Foster Innovation in East Africa” aims to provide robust evidence for policy actors, donors, and implementation partners on the impact of farmer field schools in fighting poverty and contributing to farmer education and empowerment.

The study will take place in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The study will examine secondary data and documents and collect primary data from both FFS and non-farmer field school farmers. The target group of the study will be small-scale farmers in the region who could potentially benefit from FFS programs. IFPRI will be coordinating the study with backstopping and assistance from FAO. Final results are expected in early 2009.