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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)

{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, IFOAM EU, ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and Food. RELACS Oractice abstract, no. 1. (2018)

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In the case of animal health care/antibiotics reduction, FFS allow the shift from a static health plan to a dynamic process giving autonomy to farmers in decision making and implementation. As a result, antibiotics use was reduced on the participating farms while animal health and welfare were maintained or improved.
Recommendations of how to implement a FFS are given. This practice abstract is relevant for all farmers and farm advisors hoping to facilitate knowledge exchange.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Farm Field Schools - a way to improve knowledge exchange relating to the uptake of innovations, solving problems and reaching goals.
What problem does the tool address?:Recommendations issued by advisory services are often not readily adopted by farmers.
What solution does the tool offer?:Farmer Field Schools (FFS) facilitate exchange between practitioners. Recommendations shared between practi- tioners are often found more convincing and are thus im- plemented by farmers more rapidly.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:farm management, monitoring and evaluation, human resource management
Agrovoc keywords:
farm management
monitoring and evaluation
human resource management -> human resources management
Subjects: Farming Systems
Farming Systems > Social aspects
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > RELACS
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Knowledge exchange
France > ITAB - Institut Technique en Agriculture Biologique
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:773431
Related Links:https://relacs-project.eu/resources/practical-guidelines/, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/221020866477222, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1375350004655722497, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39633
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:39633
Deposited On:25 Mar 2021 10:12
Last Modified:09 Apr 2021 19:44
Document Language:English

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