This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R8299 and R8454: Accelerated uptake and
impact of CPP research outputs in Kenya.
Farmer Field Schools (FFS) are helping to turn research results into
improved livelihoods for the poor in Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda and
Tanzania. In these open-air schools, farmers participate in evaluating
new technologies, methods and knowledge. They also select the crops they
wish to focus on, identify the problems they need to solve, and select
the technologies they want to use. This approach fosters rapid uptake
and has helped to improve the production of maize, beans, sweet
potatoes, sorghum and tomatoes. Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools
bring together orphaned youths in areas with high HIV/AIDS prevalence.
They place a strong focus on health, nutrition and income generation and
use drama and theatre to develop self esteem and confidence among the
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (13 pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP07, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 127.