Turkey | FAO promotes Farmer Field Schools to create employment opportunities for Syrian and Turkish farmers

Turkey | FAO promotes Farmer Field Schools to create employment opportunities for Syrian and Turkish farmers
Tags: TURKEY, NEAR EAST, FARMER FIELD SCHOOL, TRAINING, REFUGEES, HOST COMMUNITIES, RESILIENCE, LIVELIHOODS, FOOD SECURITY, RESOURCE PARTNERS, EUROPEAN UNION,

12/08/2020

A training-of-trainers programme was launched today for 13 selected facilitators coming from Turkey’s four provinces. The programm is part of the Farmer Field Schools component of an FAO project, funded by the European Union (EU), aimed at increasing the resilience of Syrian refugees and Turkish host communities through, among others, Farmer Field Schools, vocational training, cash for work programmes, and the establishment of employment desks. The project is being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services.

Activities related to Farmer Field Schools include the organization of two consecutive training-of-trainers sessions and the establishment of 31 Farmer Field Schools in 10 different provinces. The first round of training sessions was held in Mersin, followed by the second one in Izmir. Master trainers from Ankara University and FAO experts lead the trainings to equip the selected facilitators with necessary knowledge, including gender issues,  Farmer Field Schools curricula, sustainable agriculture, Climate-smart agriculture, and Good Agricultural Practices.

Source : Fao