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Key elements of processes and

The early success of the FFS approach to extension has helped lay the foundation for large-scale roll-out in rural Kenya by the KTDA extension service. It is important that key elements of the processes involved are not lost during roll-out, including

† the powerful group dynamic of each FFS (a class size of 30 worked well); and

† the ‘hands-on’ approach to farmer-led trials on the farmer’s own crops, which is also vital for ensuring a deep understanding and commitment to improvement.