Workshop on the Design of Field Studies and Participatory Technology Development Processes in Rice-based Farmer Field Schools in Soil Health
Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, 11-14 December 2017

Twenty-five participants (10 women) from Local Government Units and Regional Field Units of the Department of Agriculture participated in the Workshop on the Design of Field Studies and Participatory Technology Development Processes in Rice-based Farmer Field Schools (FFS) in Soil Health held in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines on 11-14 December 2017. The third in a series of planned workshops, held within the context of FAO’s Regional Rice Initiative – Save and Grow and global work on promotion of Agroecology, was aimed at developing the capacity of practitioners and FFS Facilitators to work with rice farmers towards a more comprehensive approach to sustainable management of soils. The 3rd workshop focused on preparing the contents of a Field Guide to strengthen the design and implementation of the baseline survey, participatory technology development processes and field studies, expanded agro-ecosystem analysis and special topics for FFS on Soil Health. Workshop outputs will be incorporated in the draft guide to be completed for field testing in the next cropping season, i.e., May 2018.