Informal ERP letter N° 5 22/12/2004
The electronic newsletter for the members of the FAO/UNESCO
flagship "Education for Rural People (ERP)"
HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!
2. Regional workshop "Education for
Rural People in Latin America: Food for All " ( 3 5 August, Santiago of
3. A medium-term Strategy for Education for Rural People of Kosovo (17 June Pristina) To see the strategy: Http://www.fao.org/sd/erp/ERPevents12_en.htm. Kosovo press release available at: http//www.fao.org/sd/erp/ERParticlespress3_en.htm
4. Regional workshop on Addressing
Learning Needs of Rural People through National Agriculture, Rural Development
and Education for All Plans" (25
- 26 May 2004,
ERP in the United Nations publications
1. ERP is in pages 28,29 of The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) 2004, FAO
2. ERP is in page. 219 of Chapter 5 of : 2005 Report Education for All: The Quality Imperative
3. ERP is in page 14 of United
Nations Literacy Decade: Education for All
UNESCO Consultative Meeting
4. ERP is now available in the Partnership for Sustainable development data base of the UN Department of Economic and social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development
5. ERP is in section 3.8, page 40 of
Issues Paper - African Union Extraordinary
6. ERP is in page 8 of: Coordinated and integrated United Nations system approach to promote rural development in developing countries, with due consideration to least developed countries, for poverty eradication and sustainable development
7. ERP is in page 41 of: Report of the Joint Inspection Unit on achieving the universal primary education goal of the United Nations Millennium Declaration
The documents are available at http://www.fao.org/sd/erp/ERPUNdocuments_en.htm.
Sharing of information, research and good practices
1. The State of
Published in 2004 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
2. Education for rural development: toward new policy responses (2003) is now available in Spanish at: http://www.fao.org/sd/erp/ERPglobalstudy_es.htm;
3. The deep change process in Zamorano:1997-2002. (Keith L. Andrews) FAO and UNESCO/IIEP, Paris 2004.
4. The reform of higher
agricultural education institution in
5. Revisiting garden-based learning in basic education. (D. Desmond J. Grieshop A. Subramaniam) FAO and UNESCO/IIEP, Paris 2004.
The above mentioned printed books can be ordered at firstname.lastname@example.org. ERP member (ONLY) who filled in the questionnaire can request it to Nicoletta.email@example.com. You can get the digital version of the book in the web page of our site:http://www.fao.org/sd/erp/ErpPublications_en.htm
6. The article: Launching a New Flagship on Education for Rural People: An Initiative Agricultural and Extension Educators Can Get Behind; Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, Fall 2003, Volume 10, Number 3. Authors: David Acker, Lavinia Gasperini. The article is available at : http://www.fao.org/sd/erp/ERParticles_en.htm
We are now 154 members!
Number of partners
As you can see there is a continuous progress in the number of partners.
The project "Education for rural people and food security: a participatory approach to poverty reduction" in support of the global flagship partnership initiative, prepared by the NGO ACRA in collaboration with FAO was approved by the European Commission. See web page: http://www.fao.org/sd/erp/ERPactivitieslast_en.htm
On June 17, in Pristina, a Medium-term Strategy for Education for Rural People, prepared during 2003 2004 by the Ministry of Education Science and Technology and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development with the technical support of FAO was officially launched and presented to the donors community. The strategy, which has been articulated around eight strategic goals and five intervention programmes, is based on an assessment of the basic education needs of rural people. The strategy and the assessment study, as well as the participatory methodology presented in the attached document will drive the policy and planning activities of the two ministries and can be considered an interesting experience that could provide inspiration for countries to undertake a similar collaborative effort in favour of Education for Rural People. See web page: http://www.fao.org/sd/erp/ERPevents12_en.htm
We invite you to improve the exchange of experiences: the first step is to fill in the
The next step is to send us articles for publication in the web site on your best practices.
Since we do not have editorial facilities, please ensure that the article is edited in standard English and is ready for publication.
We invite you to read our editorial suggestions in attachment 1.
We look forward to receiving your contributions!
1. Please prepare an abstract of a maximum of 300 words summarizing your experience/activity and the lessons others can learn from it, followed by an article of maximum 1500 words;
2. Please write the article in a clear and understandable manner without being too scientific or technical;
3. Please find a short and capturing headline;
4. The article should start with a very short introduction of about 5 lines;
5. Subheadings will make the article easier to read;
6. Please send the article by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org