Education for Rural People (ERP) Tool Kit


This tool kit is structured as a website providing a wide range of educational materials and other resources designed for use by "rural teachers, instructors, trainers, parents, researchers, extensionists and others involved in formal and non formal education for rural people". Most of these resources are available online and are produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). A new edition of the tool kit will also include education and training materials provided by ERP partners, which are invited to contribute to it.

Materials are available at the following education levels:
  • Early childhood
  • Primary education
  • Secondary and vocational education
  • Non-formal education for youth, women and adults (including literacy, basic skill training, extension and farmers' field schools)
  • Teachers' training and training of trainers
Subjects covered in these materials:
  • Agriculture
    • Plants and Forests
    • Water
    • Soil and land rights
    • Animals and Pastoralism
    • Biodiversity
    • Rural finance, agro business and marketing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Fishery
  • Food and Nutrition and School Gardening
  • Population
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Gender
    • Peace education/training for conflict management
    • Communication


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Publication Date


Lavinia Gasperini
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO
The Extension, Education and Communication Service
Research, Extension and Training Division
Sustainable Development Department
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome
Tel: +39 06 57056253
Fax: +39 06 5705 3801
FAO website


Emails from Andrea Valentini and Lavinia Gasperini to The Communication Initiative on July 8 2005 and September 14 2005, respectively; and FAO website.

Placed on the Communication Initiative site July 19 2005
Last Updated September 15 2005