A systematic review of farmer field schools targeting
Speaker: Daniel Phillips, 3ie, London
Date: 4 December, 12.30-13.30
Venue: Upper Meeting Room (103), London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
This presentation will report on the findings of a mixed-methods systematic review that draws on content analysis, meta-analysis and meta-regression-analysis to explore how ‘Farmer Field Schools’ (FFS) are targeted and how this process affects programme participation and impact.
Farmer Field Schools are an adult education and agricultural extension approach designed to empower farmers, increase productivity and improve livelihoods. Targeting is intended to ensure that limited resources are used efficiently and that a programme’s impacts on outcomes of interest are maximised.
Drawing on FFS programmes from around the world, the presentation will examine how these programmes are targeted, whether the targeting works (do programmes reach their intended beneficiaries) and whether targeting affects outcomes of interest.