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FAO trains trainers to implement 225 Farmers Field Schools in the country

More than 40 technicians from the provinces of Cunene, Huíla and Namibe participated in a 45-day training organized by FAO – United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, within the scope of the implementation of the Program Farmers Field Schools (ECA) MILLING

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The 43 trainees learned basic techniques and principles of resilient agriculture and livestock, divided into three modules: Field Schools methodology, agro-ecology principles and livestock farming principles.

A statement sent to VerAngola reports that the project includes a sequence of preparatory activities for the creation of 225 ECAs in the three provinces covered by the program: Cunene, Huíla and Namibe.

One of the first steps involved training technicians from the Agrarian Development Institute (IDA) and the Veterinary Safety Institute (ISV) on the ECA methodology, who became master trainers.

The training, which took place in Humpata, in the province of Huíla, included 36 technicians from IDA and ISV, three from Fundación CODESPA, two technicians from ADRA – Action for Rural Development and Environment, one from PIN – People in Need, and one from the Municipal Agriculture Directorate of Humpata.

The 43 trainees are thus responsible for replicating the knowledge obtained and transmitting the training to the local facilitators, so that they can sustainably continue in the constitution and implementation of the 225 ECAs in the three provinces, sharing with the small farmers the new strategies and methodologies learned, focused on nutrition and food resilience.

They are trained in the methodology of Field Schools and in conditions to multiply learning and support the villages, by communes, where the 225 ECA will be implemented.