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janvier 1999
Education agricole au service du développement rural durable
Défis pour les pays en voie de développement au XXIème siècle

Food security and its relationship to sustainable agricultural and rural development have increasingly become matters of concern for developing countries and for the international community. While there are many complex factors that influence sustainable development and food security, it is clear that education in agriculture plays an important role in preparing farmers, researchers, educators, extension staff, members of agri-businesses and others to make productive contributions. A critical issue in the 21st century will be the changes and adaptations required in agricultural education in order for it to more effectively contribute to improved food security, sustainable agricultural production and rural development. According to Rogers, (1996, p.86) "poor training of agricultural extension staff has been identified as part of the problem of the relative ineffectiveness of much of extension in the field." This applies not only to extension staff, but to agricultural professionals in general. Unfortunately, the training of human resources in agriculture is often not a high priority in the development plans of countries. As a result, curricula and teaching programmes are not particularly relevant to the production needs and employment demands of the agricultural sector. The situation has become more serious in recent years due to the economic crises in ...

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janvier 1999
Développement des programmes d'études participatifs pour études et formation agricoles
Expériences du Vietnam et d'Afrique du Sud

At the heart of most development programmes is an attempt to bring about change in people, according to this paper. In educational terms, change may come about in people's knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and behaviour. The change should result in a person having an increased capacity to make decisions and to choose, implement and evaluate strategies

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septembre 1998
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août 1998
Integrated coastal area management and agriculture, forestry and fisheries
FAO guidelines

This FAO Guidelines examines issues specific to those sectors, and suggest the processes, information requirements, policy directions, planning tools and possible interventions that are necessary for ICAM (Integrated coastal area management and agriculture).

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mars 1998
L'implication des femmes dans les études agricoles supérieures
Etudes de cas de Côte d'Ivoire, Jordanie, Nigeria, Philippines et Caraïbes

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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