An Introduction to Diversity Field School
Authors: Bhuwon Sthapit, Devendra Gauchan, Sajal Sthapit, Niranjan Pudasaini, Bal Krishna Joshi, Alexander Byrnes
Description: Diversity field school (DFS) is a community-based action designed to create a platform for learning and sharing of crop diversity related knowledge and information. DFS places an emphasis on agency, participation, and empowerment, and seeks to develop both the knowledge base and leadership potential of local farmers. This 2-page guide provides a primer on the concept of DFS and compares it with other related concepts of community biodiversity management (CBM), farmer field school (FFS) and diversity field fora (DFF) from which it draws inspiration. This guide is targeted towards practitioners and field staff.