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Farmer Field Schools – Using peer-to-peer advisory to reduce antibiotic inputs and to improve animal health and welfare (Relacs Practice Abstract)

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{Tool} Farmer Field Schools – Using peer-to-peer advisory to reduce antibiotic inputs and to improve animal health and welfare (Relacs Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Tavares, Olivia; Walkenhorst, Michael and Experton, Catherine. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and Food. Relacs Practice Abstract, no. 01. (2018)

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Summary

• FFS are groups of 5-7 farmers including one host and 4-6 advising guest farmers per meeting and one facilitator (possibly an advisor).
• A set of well-prepared data of the host farm (overall farm information, performance, health and wel-fare, treatments) are circulated before the FFS takes place.
• A meeting consists of one-hour farm visit followed by a structured discussion of two hours to ad-dress problems raised by the host farmer.
• Each guest farmer must give one or more recommendations to answer the questions of the host farmer.
• The host farmer draws his own conclusions based on the proposed recommendations and decides which recommendations will be adopted. The facilitator does not impose any solutions on the host farmer.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Recommendations issued by advisory services are often not readi-ly adopted by farmers.
What solution does the tool offer?:Farmer Field Schools (FFS) facilitate exchange between practition-ers. Recommendations shared between practitioners are often found more convincing and are thus implemented by farmers more rapidly.
Country:France, Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:antibiotics, farmer field schools, animal health, animal welfare
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englishantibioticshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_492
Englishfarmer field schoolshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_331069
Englishanimal healthhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
Englishanimal welfarehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > RELACS
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Health
France > ITAB - Institut Technique en Agriculture Biologique
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:773431
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org, https://itab.asso.fr, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/37850
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:37850
Deposited On:08 Apr 2020 08:38
Last Modified:23 Apr 2020 11:45
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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