Facilitators and facilitation skills

Role of a facilitator

Facilitator during field observationsFacilitators require good facilitation skills to make the sessions interactive, interesting and enjoyable.

  • Prepare for the FFS sessions
  • Prepare materials, visual supports, etc.
  • See and use learning opportunities
  • Stimulate thinking
  • Stimulate interaction between farmers
  • Stimulate experimentation
  • Guide the learning process
  • Create a good learning environment
  • Manage effective discussions

TOT FFS AESA drawing

Good habits

  • Smile
  • Eye contact
  • Clear speaking
  • Use local language
  • Respect moments of silence
  • Respect differences
  • Listen carefully
  • Use open questions
  • Support participation

Facilitation skills - FFS group dynamics activity

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