In almost all Farmer Field School (FFS) sessions the facilitators will include a Group Dynamics Exercise which will help to create a good atmosphere and develop a closer relationship and trust between farmers and facilitators. Sometimes this will be in the form of a role play which can form a kind of introduction to more technical content. Sometimes it is just an icebreaker to create a relaxed atmosphere.
The following is a list of group dynamics exercises and ice-breakers that are regularly used in Farmer Field Schools on Integrated Crop Management in Bangladesh. Many of these can be used or adapted for use in other Farmer Field Schools or training courses.
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