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Farmer Family Learning Groups for Community Development

Vaarst, Mette; Tibasiima, Thaddeo; Nalunga, Jane; Dissing, Aage and Dissing, Inge Lis (2011) Farmer Family Learning Groups for Community Development. 1 edition. NOGAMU SATNET ORGANIC DENMARK, Kampala, Uganda.

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The approach which is owned by everybody who uses it.
Farmer Family Learning Groups are groups of farmer families, who together define their needs and goals in relation to their own future development, both as individuals, families and as a group - and then they help each other to reach the goals. The groups form strong networks and help each other, and help the entire local community.
Organic farming is practiced in ways which are contextual specific and dependent on the environment, wherever it is being practiced. Forming farmer groups using this approach is likewise contextual specific and entirely determined by the needs and wishes and agreements within the group of families who in the first place decided to form a group for conscious and goal directed development in their households and local community.
The beauty of the approach – like many other empowering group approaches – is its flexibility and at the same time strong and clear foundation on values like respect, trust, equality, common learning, building up human and social capital and knowledge which is relevant and meaningful to each participant and learner, as well as probably the most important value: ownership.
Contact to the authors and further information can be obtained through the web pages of SATNET, NOGAMU and OD.
Tell me and I will forget
Show me and I will remember
Involve me and I will understand
Step back and I will act

EPrint Type:Book
Keywords:Farmer Family Learning Groups, empowerment, social capital, community development, Uganda
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Farming Systems > Social aspects
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Research affiliation: Denmark
Deposited By: Vaarst, Dr. Mette
ID Code:19341
Deposited On:31 Aug 2011 06:21
Last Modified:31 Aug 2011 06:21
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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