Farmers field school in Mengsong village, Yunnan- 勐宋农民田间学校案例分析和经验分享
Mengsong village locates at south-western Jinghong city in Xisongpanna, Yunnan province. It is populated by Ani ethnic group with around 2600 people. Growing eco-tea brings main income. Mengsong famers field school was supported by CBIK, carried out in 2008. Four study periods focus on: 1stly, to teach the farmers being able to evaluate tea quality; 2ndly, to teach farmers knowledge about safe usage of chemical pesticide and conservation techniques of traditional rice; 3rdly, learning between farmers peer groups; 4thly, learning between tea retailers and farmers.
农民田间学校（Farmer Field School-FFS）是印度尼西亚等东南亚水稻种植国家在联合国粮农组织(FAO)的帮助下，于80年代创造的一种培训农民的技术推广方式。90年代，FAO把它介绍到中国。作为与中国合作的水稻病虫害综合防治项目的核心内容，农民田间学校以传授水稻病虫害综合防治技术，降低农药的使用量为主要目标。如今，已针对果园管理、蔬菜生产、牲畜饲养技术等问题，组织了不同内容的农民田间学校，有力地促进了农业生产的发展。