ICERD strongly supports connections between partner organizations and local schools. We consult and often play a central role in the development of localized curriculums that integrate agricultural subject matter and experiential learning, largely based on the 'farmer field school' approach.

By working on various levels- with policy makers, administrators, and teachers- we are able to see that these innovative approaches and valuable subject matter is integrated into school curriculums at the primary level and extends to secondary, tertiary, and non-formal educational extensions.

We have developed training curriculars as well as organize training of trainers (TOTs) on Farmer Field School (FFS) in some of the sustainable agriculture issues, such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Pesticide Risk Reduction (PRR), agro-biodiversity conservation and use, Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) conservation and use,  System Rice Intensification (SRI), biological control, composting, bio-bedding, integrated rice-fish/aquatics cultivation, crop-livestock integration, ect.