Call for Submission for the Innovation Award on Farmer Field Schools

The Global farmer field schools platform in FAO’s Office of Innovation is excited to announce the launch of the Innovation award on farmer field schools for sustainable agrifood systems! This award will help collect, celebrate and share impactful innovations in the implementation of FFS in support of transition towards sustainable agrifood systems, including through agroecology.

Who Can Apply? Anyone involved in FFS, including program developers, managers, producers, facilitators, trainers, project/programme teams, development organizations, social entrepreneurs, and the private sector. Submissions should demonstrate positive impacts achieved (or achievable), practical applicability, creativity and innovativeness in making use of FFS approach for innovation support and impacts.

Why Apply?
  • Showcase your innovative solutions to thousands of FFS and development practitioners
  • Gain recognition and visibility for your innovative solutions on the FAO FFS Global Platform
  • Pitch during the FAO Science and Innovation Forum in Rome, October 2024 and network with global stakeholders and donors
  • Contribute to the design of a new generation of FFS interventions, for agrifood system transformation.
How to Apply?
Submission Deadline: 01 July, 2024
Send your application  here.

Call for Submission for the Innovation Award on Farmer Field Schools

The Global farmer field schools platform in FAO’s Office of Innovation is excited to announce the launch of the Innovation award on farmer field schools for sustainable agrifood systems! This award will help collect, celebrate and share impactful innovations in the implementation of FFS in support of transition towards sustainable agrifood systems, including through agroecology. Who Can Apply? Anyone… Read More

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