Training programs cover a range of subjects: farming techniques to improve yields and quality, climate-smart innovations to increase resilience, business and financial skills for better management, collective action (e.g. establishment procedures for cooperatives), and others. We combine different tools: classroom sessions, “mango-tree” community meetings, hands-on learning plots, model farms, training videos, study tours, exchange visits, etc.
The goal is to ‘cascade’ knowledge: train coaches who in turn train farmers in their communities. The cascade reaches very large numbers of farmers, keeps costs low, and helps to quickly scale out technology innovations.