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March 1998
Enrolment of women in higher agricultural education
Case studies from Côte d'Ivoire, Jordan, Nigeria, Philippines and the Caribbean

Agriculture has an important place in the economy of each of the four countries and the CARICOM, although its importance varies considerably from country to country. Women play important roles in agriculture in all of the countries studied. Women's roles and contributions to agriculture, access to extension and other services and literacy and basic education are some of the issues discussed

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March 1998
Higher agricultural education and opportunities in rural development for women

Gender issues continue to be important in the development of educational policy and the planning of new initiatives. The Extension, Education and Communication Service carried out five case studies on the enrolment of women in higher and intermediate agricultural education. These case studies are summarized and consolidated into this report

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February 1998
Trends and needs in manpower planning for sustainable agricultural and rural development in Cambodia
An educational planning assessment

The social and political upheavals in Cambodia over the past three decades have had a serious negative impact on the national development infrastructure. A fundamental question in relation to the achievement of the agricultural and rural development goals of Cambodia is the lack of even a minimal base of appropriately trained human resources to rehabilitate and modernise the sector.

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January 1998
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December 1997
Improving agricultural extension. A reference manual

For agricultural extension directors to guide their organizations through this demanding and difficult period, they will need to direct their attention to the main issues and concerns. They must concentrate the work of extension on those activities where it has a comparative advantage. For example, extension should focus its efforts on those knowledge-based technologies that are central to farmers' concerns and that will maintain the natural resource base. In general, these are subject-matter areas that will not be taken up by the private sector. Examples include dissemination of production management technologies that are specific to different crop and livestock systems; natural resource management technologies, such as soil and water management, integrated pest management, agroforestry, and other technologies associated with sustainable development; and farming systems technologies, including farm management skills, that will enable farmers to improve their efficiency, increase their cropping intensities, and to diversify into more high value commodities. These current trends and perspectives were used in preparing this new volume on Improving Agricultural Extension: A Reference Manual. In the view of the editors, agricultural research and extension must become more demand driven if these institutions are to maintain or regain the public trust and to compete effectively for public funds. ...

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