Education for change – Sept 2013 – Issue 15.3

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Small-scale farmers who are already grappling with a number of challenges like low yields, natural resources degradation, uneconomic holdings, lack of access to resources etc., are unable to cope with the changes in the external environment, which are happening at an alarming rate. There is an urgent need to educate, motivate and encourage small farmers in adapting quickly to these changing circumstances.

In such situations, a number of education models and institutions are emerging for small farmers and rural youth. This issue of LEISA India focuses on such local alternatives that are emerging for small farmers.


Editorial – Education for change

Surviving the winds of change: A shepherds dilemma

Nitya S. Ghotge

Farmer Field Schools – Learning on the farm

Narayan Kafle, Binod Ghimire

Seeds and FFSs


e-Arik Center: Using ICT for educating farmers

Raj Saravanan

“We are working to propel change”

Laura Eggens

Growing organically: Enhancing knowledge through cultural exchange

Harish Tewari , Poonam Tewari

The School of Biodynamic Farming: Retaining youth in farming sector

D Thangapandian

Plant Health Clinics: Linking farmers with scientific knowledge

Tithe Farhana

ZIMSOFF and the Shashe Agro-Ecology School

Nelson Mudzingwa

The Narayana Reddy Column: Educating youth on alternatives – The need of the hour

New books


Promoting youth as agri-preneurs

Resona Simkhada , Dipendra Pokharel

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