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Farmer Field Schools On Integrated Plant Nutrient Systems
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There are different ways of carrying out agricultural extension. Farmer field schools represent a participatory approach that directly reaches farmers and addresses their day-to-day problems. The concept of farmer field schools builds on the belief that farmers are the main source of knowledge and experience in carrying out farm operations, in contrast to conventional top-down approaches that place most value on scientists? findings. It is a group based learning approach, which brings together concepts and method of agro-ecology, experiential education, and community development. Several consultation meetings and workshops were held at national level to put the integrated nutrient management concept into practice. These meetings led to farmer field schools being recognised as an appropriate approach for putting this concept into practice. The
Government of Nepal?s National Fertiliser Policy now recognises integrated plant nutrient systems as a concept to improve the efficient use of different nutrient inputs, and farmer field schools as an appropriate technology and extension approach for soil and plant nutrient management in Nepal.
TECA/FAO ,   (2016 )
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 FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization
04.01.02  -  Agricultural Sciences, Engineering And Education
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