FAO headquarter - Rome
Tuesday 9 May from 4 to 5 p.m.
On Tuesday, 9 May, Transitions Online hosted a web chat with Lavinia
Gasperini, senior agriculture education officer and Education for Rural
People Partnership coordinator in the Sustainable Development Department
of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization.
Gasperini talked about
the importance of education for rural people and its role in boosting
economic development and fighting poverty.
Among other things, her
program works to achieve the first three millenium development
goals: eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal
primary education, and improving girls' access to school.
post-communist Europe, the Food and Agriculture Organization has
conducted pilot projects to support rural education in Kosovo and has
done studies on the educational needs of rural people in Serbia, Bosnia,
Moderator: Barbara Frye