Regional Rice Initiative (RRI): Workshop cum Study Tour on Knowledge exchange on Farmer Field School curriculum development for promotion of efficient rice farming practices and value chains

Jogjakarta and Solo, Indonesia 26-29 September 2016

 

   


A total of 33 participants (10 women) participated in the Regional Rice Initiative - Workshop cum Study Tour on Knowledge exchange on Farmer Field School curriculum development for promotion of efficient rice farming practices and value chains. Field visits were made to Sleman (rice-fish farming and “jajar legowo”) and Boyalali (organic rice value chains) organized by FAO Indonesia in collaboration with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and the international civil society organization Vredeseilanden  (VECO) and its local partner CSO Aliansi Petani Padi Organik Boyolali  (Apolli).  Following the study tour, the regional workshop was held to: (1) facilitate the regional exchange of knowledge and experiences on sustainable intensification of rice production, including rice-fish farming systems and rice value chains; and (2) take stock of Farmer Field School curricula currently available, introduction of the FFS Guidance Document and identification of opportunities for strengthening of the FFS curricula. The participants included representatives from government and civil society organization implementing partners and principal investigators engaged in results assessment in pilot RRI-Phase 2 countries (Indonesia, Lao PDR and Philippines).  Results of the assessment studies will be communicated to national and local government for informing policy and for mobilization of funding support for up-scaling of the RRI Farmers Field Schools on Save & Grow-Sustainable Intensification of Rice Production.