Enhancing the Role of Farmer Training Centres    Strengthening FTCs in human, physical                                    ...
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Poster prepared for the Market-Oriented Smallholder Development: IPMS Experience-Sharing Workshop, Addis Ababa, 2-3 June 2011.

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Enhancing the role of farmer training centres

  1. 1. Enhancing the Role of Farmer Training Centres Strengthening FTCs in human, physical  Training, video shows, demonstrations  and other resources and field days at FTCs Some evidence on the use of FTCs and facilities Uses of facilities of FTCS Training conducted at FTCs 80 Entertainment 70 60 Study/reading room 50 Percentage Other FTCs 40 IPMS FTCs Public meeting of FTCs IPMS-FTCs 30 Other FTCs Technology display 20 10 Training 0 0 20 40 60 80 100 Green Certificate Non- certificate certificate Demonstration plot use at FTCs 90 80 70 Income 60 generation 50 PC use Adaptive TV/ DVD/VCD use research 40 Seed Other FTCs 30 multiplication IPMS-FTCs 20 Demonstration 10 Practical 0 training Training Self-learning Promotion Entertainment 0 50 100Key Lessons• Leadership that believes in the relevance of FTCs and committed to support is critical• Readiness of the extension system to respond to evolving needs of farmers • Income generating activities are important  for the viability and sustainability of FTCs• Maintaining live animal demonstrations on FTCs requires  careful consideration (needs  24 hours / 7 days attention)• FTCs with access to basic infrastructure and facilities are much more likely to register good results This document is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution‐Noncommercial‐Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

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