One of the roles of FAO is to serve as a clearing house for information on agricultural education and training and to facilitate the dissemination of information among member states. This helps to enable each country to more clearly identify the immense variety of skills and facilities that exist on a global basis.
Through this workshop series, the expertise of farmers, skilled workers from research stations, university faculty members and specialists from industry and services was shared with visiting farmers, extension staff, and members of agricultural organizations from Central and Eastern Europe.
In a rapidly changing social and natural environment, agricultural education and training is being asked to play a critical role. What are the changes and adaptations, in structure, strategy and policy, that agricultural education institutions need to make to face the new challenges of the twenty-first century?
There is widespread recognition of the need to improve both agricultural education and extension work with rural women. This article outlines the activities undertaken by the Extension, Education and Communication Service in the area of women in agricultural education and extension. These include a series of case studies on women in higher agricultural education and the preparation of a training