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A COMPENDIUM OF FAO EXPERIENCE IN BASIC EDUCATION: EDUCATION AND FOOD FOR ALL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Trees and Forests         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Non-formal education         
SORFLATE L.
SOMMER K. N.
LORTIE J.
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
Food security and education are inter-linked. This compendium of FAO's experiences with "Education and Food for All" shares descriptions of cases that can contribute to the process of enabling rural people to improve their lives and livelihoods. The examples focus on Education and Training in Nutrition and Health, Agriculture/Forestry, Environment, Community Development, and Business Management. The cases are of special interest to primary and secondary school teachers and students, rural youth, adult community groups, and rural development specialists.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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A HANDBOOK FOR TRAINING OF DISABLES ON RURAL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
HANKO JOHANNE
POLMAN WIM
FAO - REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, BANGKOK, 2003
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English
This handbook, which is especially aimed at rural farmers, is designed as a guide for setting up a small scale business. Although meant for persons with disabilities, it offers basic knowledge for successful business management and self-employment for all small farmers to help them in generating income and improving their quality of life. The handbook is divided into four parts. The first part outlines the structure of the handbook, the second deals with the crucial aspect of the methodology used in training persons with disabilities, the third reviews basic steps in the preparation and setting up of a micro-enterprise and the fourth part uses examples of successful micro-entrepreneurs as models and trainers for people who wish to start their own micro-enterprise. The handbook is illustrated with case studies of farmers with disabilities who have become successful micro-entrepreneurs.
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Contact: Hazelman Malcom
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
FAO
Bangkok,Thailand
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A PRACTICAL MANUAL FOR PRODUCERS AND EXPORTERS FROM WEST AFRICA. REGULATIONS, STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION FOR AGRICULTURAL EXPORT.        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
L. COULIBAY AÏCHA
LIU PASCAL
FAO, 2006, pages 51
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English
French
This manual has been designed for producers and exporters of West Africa Countries in order to provide information on the regulations of main importing countries, the major certification programmes and the contacts where information on import regulations and certification schemes can be found. The aim of the book is to make the reader able to understand the main voluntary certification schemes, their importance, the differences between them as well as the advantages and limitations. It also proposes useful sources to obtain additional information. The book aims at making the reader able to understand the main voluntary certification schemes, their importance, the differences between them as well as their advantages and limitations since any producer or exporter must conform the regulations of importing countries to export his products.
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Contact: Pascal Liu
Commodities and Trade Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
pascal.liu@fao.org
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A PROPOSAL PRESENTED TO THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION I        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
GASPERINI LAVINIA
FAO, ROME, 2004
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It was presented to the Steering committee of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) at FAO Headquarters in May 2004. Promoting access to education for rural people in Africa is crucial to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Africa is the region in which the knowledge gap among urban and rural areas is most stressed. This paper proposes to focus common efforts between ADEA, FAO and UNESCO in building the national capacity of policy makers and planners in Ministries of Education and Ministries of Agriculture to address the basic education needs of rural people.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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A STRATEGY FOR EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE IN KOSOVO 2004-2009        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF KOSOVO
2004, pages 170
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English
Albanian
Serbian
The Strategy for Education for Rural People in Kosovo addresses policy-makers; it highlights the shortcomings, difficulties and challenges in this field and finally sets out very concrete actions to address these problems with short, medium and long-term effects on the development of human resources. This publication seeks greater emphasis on the range of issues and the adoption of solutions by decision makers at central.
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Related links
Education for Rural People Unit
http://www.fao.org/erp/



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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ADDRESSING LEARNING NEEDS OF RURAL PEOPLE IN ASIA        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
ATCHOARENA DAVID
GASPERINI LAVINIA
FAO AND UNESCO-IIEP, ROME, 2006, pages 81
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It is based on a seminar on Addressing learning needs of rural people through national plans for agriculture, organized by FAO and UNESCO, in May 2004. It reviews current issues and trends in ERP (Education for Rural People) for nine Asian countries. It focuses on measures taken in policy, planning, implementation and monitoring of ERP and discusses the status of ERP in EFA (Education for All) National Action Plans. It finally looks at the collaboration between education and agriculture ministries to meet the learning needs of rural people.
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Related links
Education for Rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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ADVANCING IN EDUCATION: REACHING RURAL PEOPLE, DEVELOPING CAPACITIES A REPORT FROM THE IWGE MEETING        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
UNESCO _
UNESCO, PARIS, 2006
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This book attempts to draw out the main issues and themes discussing during the the International Working Group on Education (IWGE) held in June 2006 (Rome). The IWGE organizes informal meetings between key representatives concerned with the development of education policies in the donor agencies. The group meets about every 12 or 18 months for an intensive professional interchange on current policy issues.
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Contact: Education For Rural People group
NRRR
FAO
Rome,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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ADVANCING IN EDUCATION: REACHING RURAL PEOPLE, DEVELOPING CAPACITIES. A REPORT FROM THE IWGE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
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UNESCO , PARIS, 2006
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at planners and educators on rural development. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This book summarizes the issues discussed during the IWGE held at FAO (Rome) from 11 to 14 June 2006. The IWGE is a group of donors which acts as a forum for high level discussions on policies for education. The book focuses on the disparities in education provision and calculates the costs for ensuring the achievement of the goal of universally primary education. It also analyses how to improve access to education in rural areas. In the ERP web site you can find the papers presented at the meeting.
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Related links
IIEP UNESCO Web site
http://www.iiep.unesco.org/



Contact: IIEP UNESCO
UNESCO IIEP
Paris,France
7, Place de Fontenoy 75352

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AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL EXTENSION WORLDWIDE: OPTIONS FOR INSTITUTIONAL REFORM IN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Non-formal education         
RIVERA WILLIAM M.
QAMAR M. KALIM
CROWDER L. VAN
FAO, ROME, 2001, pages 49
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English
This document addresses policy-makers, governments and institutions. The focus of this paper is on reform measures that promote food security and poverty alleviation among small-holders in low-income countries. It reviews and draws on a broad range of existing reform options and proposes a number of initiatives for institutional reform involving pluralism, decentralization and subsidiary, with an emphasis on participatory approaches.
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Related links
Journal of Extension
http://www.joe.org/



Related articles
A New Extension Vision for Food Security: Challenge to Change
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/006/Y5107E/Y5107E00.HTM
Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and the Food Security Challenge
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/006/Y5061E/Y5061E00.HTM

Contact: Kalim Qamar
Extension, Education and Communication
Research, Extension and Training Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
00390657054203
Kalim.Qamar@fao.org

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AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (AET) STRATEGY FOR AGRICULTURE IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
MAFUNZWAINI ALU
THAHANE LERATO
WORTH STEVE
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FAO, SOUTH AFRICA , 2003
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English
The Agricultural Education and Training (AET) strategic plan addresses policy-makers and stakeholders. It represents the first effort to address AET holistically in a manner that focuses all role players. This strategic plan is based on a twelve-month process involving participatory research and consultation with AET stakeholders and role players at provincial and national levels. AET is concerned with the provision and maintenance of sound education and training to support an environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture.
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Contact: FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING IN DEVELOPMENT. BASIC BLACKSMITHING: A TRAINING MANUAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
STOKES J,B
FAO, ROME, 1992
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English
This material is intended as a guide to assist instructors training blacksmiths and general metal workers who, after training, are likely to practise their skills in rural development areas. It illustrates techniques that are designed to facilitate successful completion of each job and mastery of the skills required.
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Contact: FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING IN DEVELOPMENT. INTERMEDIATE BLACKSMITHING:A TRAINING MANUAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education         
STOKES J.B
FAO, ROME, 1999
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English
This publication addresses instructors who train blacksmiths in rural areas in developing countries. The book provides general information on techniques and materials of blacksmithing a traditional and relatively low-cost method of dealing with the problems of farm work, particularly in areas where machine shops are rare.
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Related links
Strenghtening Services in Agrifood System
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/subjects/en/farmpower/index.html



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org

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AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGES        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
RIVERA WILLIAM MCLEOD
QAMAR M. KALIM
FAO, ROME, 2003, pages 82
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English
This paper focuses on the role of agriculture and rural extension in the fight against poverty and food insecurity. It attempts to lead governments to adopt policies for reducing poverty and building a food secure world. The work provides conclusions and recommendations addressing policy makers.
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Related links
Research and Extension Unit
http://www.fao.org/sd/sdrr/index_en.asp



Related articles
Agricultural Education for Sustainable Rural Development: Challenges for Developing Countries in the 21st Century
http://tumi.lamolina.edu.pe/ipps/Nuevas%20Perspectivas%20DR/npdr13.pdf

Contact: Magdalena Blum
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Magdalena.Blum@fao.org

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AGRICULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (AKIS/RD)         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
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FAO, ROME, 2000
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at planners and educators on rural development. It is also a useful tool for researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This paper illustrates the work of a group of technical staff of FAO and the World Bank concerned with agricultural education, research and extension - and their integration into rural development systems. They worked together towards the development of a Strategic Vision and Guiding Principles for AKIS/RD. An AKIS/RD is a system that links rural people and institutions to promote mutual learning and generate, share and utilize agriculture-related technology, knowledge and information. The system integrates farmers, agricultural educators, researchers and extensionists to harness knowledge and information from various sources for better farming and improved livelihoods. The AKIS/RD vision document is intended as a vehicle for sharing ideas and principles with the various stakeholders addressing the causes of and for seeking solutions to rural poverty.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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AGROFORESTRY FOR HEALTHY LEARNING        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Primary education     Secondary and vocational education         
VANDENBOSCH TOM
MWAURA GRACE
WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE (ICRAF), 2010
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English
Students at Nturumeti Primary School are growing watermelons alongside timber and fruit trees as part of the Healthy Learning programme aimed at improving teaching, learning and nutrition. This story is an exemple of the use of practical activities to improve teaching and learning as well as the health and nutrition status of school children. Nturumeti Primary School, located in a remote area of Kenya, has successfully contextualized this approach by making the projects participatory - thereby promoting learning by pupils, teachers and parents. Teachers and pupils have actively been using agroforestry learning materials to improve the projects as well as the school's academic performance. This material is an useful tool for teachers in rural areas.
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Related links
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/



Contact: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE (ICRAF)
Nairobi,Kenya
T.Vandenbosh@cgiar.org

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ALIMENTACIÓN Y EDUCACIÓN PARA TODOS. DOCUMENTOS DE SÍNTESIS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              

FAO- AND UNESCO-IIEP, ROME AND PARIS, 2005
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Spanish
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This booklet is the synthesis of the FAO/UNESCO seminar: “Educación para la Población Rural en América Latina: Alimentación y Educación para todos” that was held in Santiago de Chile the 3-5 August 2004. During the seminar important issues were discussed such as improving education access, curriculum planning, policies and capacity building activities aimed at fostering national, trainers and teachers capacity of making decisions
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Related links
Education for Rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org

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ASPETTI GEOGRAFICI DEL PARTENARIATO DELLA FAO: EDUCATIONAL FOR RURAL PEOPLE (ERP)         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
CIANCARELLI ANDREA
FAO, ROME, 2010
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English
This publication "Aspetti Geografici del Partenariato della FAO: Education for Rural People" (Geographical aspects of an FAO Parthership: Education for Rural People) describes and analyzes the work of FAO since its inception. The book emphasizes in its last part the FAO partnership stressing the importance of education and training with the aim of fighting malnutrition in rural areas. This study is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers in the agriculture rural development and education sectors.
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Contact: Ciancarelli
ciancarelli.andrea@gmail.com
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ATTRACTING AND RETAINING YOUTH IN FARMING        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
PARASURAMAN N.
SWAMINATHAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INDIA, 2010
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English
Within the next few decades, India will have the world’s largest number of young people looking for employment. Ecologically the basic life support systems of land, water, forests, biodiversity and climate are in distress and the population supporting capacity of major ecosystems is being exceeded in most parts of the country. India’s ecological debt and Nature Deficit Disorder are growing. Economically, the cost-risk-return structure of farming is becoming adverse, with the result that over 40% of today’s farmers would like to quit farming. While developing strategies for youth involvement in agriculture, the following techniques has to used in this context and also the strategy should be recovered agriculture be back. Technology and Training, Small Farm Management Revolution, climate risk managers, Urban and Rural Agriculture (Metropolitan Agriculture), Farmers’ Income Commission, Land Use Boards, National Network of Village Resource Centres and Village Knowledge Centres. This article presents an application and Strategy for youth to be doing Agriculture at various level and discusses the technology and need of Agriculture in a larger way in India, so that the inflation will be drastically reduced. This book is a useful tool to assist policy-makers dealing with rural poverty, food insecurity and education challenges confronting rural people.
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Related links
M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
http://www.mssrf.org/



Contact: N. Parasuraman
M. S. SWAMINATHAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Chennai,India
3rd Cross Street, Taramani Institutional Area
raman@mssrf.res.in

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AVAILABILITY ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
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FAO, ROME, 2009
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English
This training package targets policy makers, planners and trainers working on rural development. This course introduces the most commonly used methods to assess food availability at regional, national and local levels. It also provides examples and criteria for selecting the appropriate availability indicators in a country.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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BASELINE FOOD SECURITY ASSESSMENTS         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
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FAO, ROME, 2009
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English
This training package targets agricultural extension agents and trainers in rural areas. This course describes the purpose and features of baseline assessments and how they differ from action-oriented assessments. The course also provides guidance on selecting a baseline assessment method depending on the context, and on how to incorporate historical trends when conducting food security assessments.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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BEST PRACTICES FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF RURAL YOUTH - LESSON FROM ASIA        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Non-formal education         
FAO APEAEN (ASIA PACIFIC ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS IN AGRICULTURE
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
The book illustrates examples of internship programs of training in advanced farms in Japan, Philippines and Thailand. These programs consider that the best means to provide future farmers and future agricultural leaders with opportunities is to learn practical skills necessary for farm management. The programs played an important role in giving practical experiences to farm youth as well as students at various levels in agricultural education. The book provides a source of information for the teachers as well as trainers and others involved in formal and non formal education for rural people.
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Related links
APEAN (Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment)
http://www.apeaen.org/web/



Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org

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BROADENING COHERENCE AND COLLABORATION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EMPLOYMENT AND DECENT WORK        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION ILO
2011
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English
The report is the outcome of an Expert and Inter-agency Technical Meeting co-organized by ILO and UN DESA and in cooperation with FAO and IFAD on a set of core themes such as: “Opportunities and challenges for promoting rural development”; “Creating an enabling environment for investment, employment and decent work in rural areas”; “Giving a voice to rural stakeholders”; “Youth as engines of rural development”; “Promoting integrated approaches”; and “Reaching strategic decision-making”. This report is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners.
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Contact: Loretta de Luca
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
deLuca@ilo.org
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CAN NUTRITION EDUCATION MAKE A DIFFERENCE?        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Teachers' training          
MUEHLHOFF E.
FAO, 2005
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It was presented at the 18th International Congress on Nutrition (Durban, South Africa, September 2005) and is in the nature of a report on work-in-progress of the Education in developing the “nutrition education programme for basic schools” (Grades 1 to 7) in Zambia. The programme objectives were to contribute to improving the health and nutritional status of Zambian schoolchildren aged 7-13 years, and to improve the relevance and quality of education.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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CASE STUDY ON EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR HILL TRIBES IN NORTHEN THAILAND. IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              


FAO, BANGKOK, 2002
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English
This research targets governments; it analyses the impact of support activities by the Royal Thai Government in promoting education opportunities for hill tribe people. It focuses on how education opportunities can contribute to sustainable rural development. The research examines relevant activities for participatory and grass-roots development, as well as promotion of indigenous knowledge.
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Related links
Education for Rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org

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CHILD LABOUR PREVENTION IN AGRICULTURE. JUNIOR FARMER FIELD AND LIFE SCHOOL (JFFLS) - FACILITATOR’S GUIDE        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Primary education     Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education    
FAO ILO
FAO, ROME, 2010
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English
The manual is a valuable outcome of the collaboration between FAO and ILO, it provides exercises and information for the integration of child labour prevention in JFFLS curricula. A key strategy used by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to prevent child labour is the sensitization on child labour and its harmful effects on children. This Module proposes a set of exercises that can be done in the JFFLS, most of them expressly aimed for the JFFLS students, and some of them specifically designed to involve the children’s parents and guardians. This manual is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners.
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Related links
Food, Agriculture & Decent Work
http://www.fao-ilo.org/fao-ilo-home/en/?no_cache=1



Contact: Djeddah, Carol
ESW
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Carol.Djeddah@fao.org

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CHILD-FRIENDLY SCHOOLS MANUAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
UNICEF _
UNICEF, 2009, pages 201
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English
French
Spanish
This Manual is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at education policy makers, planners and practitioners. The Manual presents the child-friendly school (CFS) model, which is a holistic instrument for pulling together a comprehensive range of interventions in quality education for every girl and boy. It has been developed by UNICEF as a reference document and practical guidebook to help countries implement Child Friendly Schools approach in their education systems.
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Related links
UNICEF
http://www.unicef.org/



Contact: Maida Pasic
UNICEF
mpasic@unicef.org

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGE BADGE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Secondary and vocational education         
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2011
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English
Climate change is a global problem but many of its causes are due to individual lifestyle choices. The Climate Change and Food Security Challenge Badge will raise awareness of how our everyday activities contribute to climate change and how different communities and individuals are already being affected by it, especially in regards to access to water and food. Moreover,young people will learn about the importance of eating healthy food and in adequate quantity, quality and variety. They will learn that many people are not able to access the food they need resulting in hunger and malnutrition. Young people have an important role to play in addressing the issues of our world and have the enthusiasm and energy to undertake local initiatives and participate in international arenas. The badge curriculum contains activities for young people from 5 to 20 years of age and it is divided into three categories: Our Climate, Our Food and Our World. Each category contains a selection of activities and projects they can carry out to learn more about weather and climate and food and consumer choices. By carrying out these activities young people will be encouraged to take action against global warming, environmental degradation and hunger in the world. The guide will be available in English, French, Spanish and Italian. This paper is a useful tool for teachers in rural areas and educators on rural development
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Related links
FAO climate change
http://www.fao.org/climatechange/youth/68784/en/



Contact: Ruben Sessa
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
ruben.sessa@fao.org

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY: A FRAMEWORK DOCUMENT        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Non-formal education         
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2008
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English
This paper is a useful tool for policy makers, trainers and extension workers on rural development. This paper seeks to illuminate the potential impacts of climate change on food security at the local level. This phenomena is viewed within the larger framework of changing earth system dynamics and observable changes in multiple socio-economic and environmental variables. It describes adopting practices that enable vulnerable people to protect existing livelihood systems, diversify their sources of income, change their livelihood strategies.
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Contact: _
Interdepartmental Working Group on Climate Change
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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CLIMATE CHANGE: TAKE ACTION NOW        
subjects:  Biodiversity     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education         
UNICEF _
ALLIANCE OF YOUTH CEOS _
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English
This guide was produced by UNICEF and the “big 6” youth organizations. The guide provides information and resources on how to develop with children and young people activities and actions related to climate change. It includes the following sections: Introducing Climate Change: Take action now!; Step 1: Getting started: find out more about climate change; Step 2: Identifying the problem; Step 3: Planning your activit; Step 4: Taking action; Spreading the word; Step 6: How did we do? and Next Steps. Resources and fact sheets are provided in the annex. This guide is a useful tool for teachers in rural areas and educators on rural development but also for managers of agricultural education.
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CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND CHANGE: ADAPTATION TO DROUGHT IN BANGLADESH        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education    
SELVARAJU RAMAMASY
BAAS STEPHAN
ASIAN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CENTER AND FAO, ROME, 2007
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English
This resource book has been prepared as a reference and training guide for building capacity for agricultural extension workers and development for professionals to deal with climate change impacts and adaptation, specifically targeting drought-prone areas of Bangladesh. Also suggestions for a three-day training course that would be readily adaptable for any areas of Bangladesh affected by climate-related risks are mentioned. The information presented on climate change adaptation would enable participants to prepare, demonstrate and implement location-specific adaptation practices and, thus, to improve the adaptive capacity of rural livelihoods to climate change in agriculture and allied sectors.
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Contact: Stephan Baas
Climate Change and Bioenergy Unit (NRCB)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Stephan.Baas@fao.org
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COLLABORATION AND ADVOCACY TECHNIQUES         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2009
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English
This training package targets agricultural extension agents and trainers in rural areas. This course illustrates a wide range of tools and techniques that can be used to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing, and provides guidance on conducting collaborative food security assessments. The course also introduces the concept of advocacy and the various advocacy techniques required to influence different audiences.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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COMMUNICATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. SELECTED PAPERS FROM THE 9TH UN ROUNDTABLE ON COMMUNICATICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT        
subjects:  Communication     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
FAO _
FAO , ROME, 2007
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English
This paper summarizes the contribution of communication to sustainable development, gives a definition of sustainable development and presents the future trends, challenges and priorities of communication for development. It describes the current debate on globalization and localization and its consequences for research on communication for sustainable development and as well the possible impact of communication for development on the Millennium Development Goals. This paper is a useful tool for educators on rural development, planners and all those involved in the analysis and application of communication and the use of media.
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Contact: Riccardo Del Castello
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Riccardo.delcastello@fao.org
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COMPENDIUM OF EXPERIENCES OF ITALIAN NGOS IN EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Non-formal education         
EMILIANI MARINA
GASPERINI LAVINIA
FAO, ROME, 2002
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English
This compendium is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students, NGOs and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The compendium details research undertaken as part of FAO led ERP flagship initiative to support basic education for rural people. It includes summaries of 36 education projects benefiting rural people, identified among the activities of approximately 150 Italian NGOs. The projects described in the Compendium indicate that Italian NGO’s are serving a wide variety of vital learning needs of different subgroups of children, youth and adults. They address the poorer rural areas of the developing world, often reaching the people who are not assisted by state interventions and targeting crucial issues for rural development and sustainable livelihoods such as literacy as a cross cutting issue and basic life skills related to nutrition, health and HIV/AIDS, agriculture, small and micro enterprise, human rights, and broadening community participation.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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COMPUTERIZING AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE        
subjects:  Communication     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training          

FAO, ROME , 2004
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English
French
Spanish
This manual is written for developing country cooperatives that are just starting to consider whether or not to computerize. It addresses managers, trainers and policy makers with little experience in working with computers. It also provides guidance and ensures that the first attempt to computerize will be a successful one. It is based on a review of computerization experiences in Asia, Africa and South America
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Contact: Bernd Seiffert
Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
bern.seiffert@fao.org
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COOK ISLANDS. YOUNG AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAM        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
_ _
FAO , ROME, 2009, pages 76
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English
This manual is a useful tool for policy makers, planners and university professors and students. The basics of agricultural business development are explored in this manual. Focus is placed on farm and business planning and on using money management tools (market appraisal, cost of production, business plans, and cash flow) and on other best business practices. Some attention is given to best practices in crop production.
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Contact: FAO - GOVERNMENT OF THE COOK ISLANDS
cimoa@oyster.net.ck
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CULTIVATING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO GROW AFRICAN AGRICULTURE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
WORLD BANK _
THE INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT / THE WORLD BANK, 2007
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English
To enable their agriculture to grow, developing nations now face the need to produce the additional knowledge and new skills. Human capital development through agricultural education and training (AET) is an essential component of all agricultural development strategies. When substantial changes take place in the context for agricultural development—such as are now occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)—the agricultural education and training system must be adjusted accordingly. In a number of African countries, such adjustments are already underway. This guide is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at planners and educators on rural development. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors.
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Related links
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org/rural



Contact: WORLD BANK
Washington, DC 20433,USA
2033 K Street, NW
ard@worldbank.org

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CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT GUIDE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education         
EL SAWI GWEN
FAO, ROME, 1996
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English
This book aims at integrating population education with non- formal education and various development programmes. It has been thought for field workers and out-of-school youth and adults. The manual offers some practical and simple examples of methods and strategies on population education experienced by people of developing countries as a reference model. The target audience are teachers in rural areas.
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Contact: ERP
NRRR
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delel terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT GUIDE: POPULATION EDUCATION FOR NON-FORMAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS OF OUT-OF-SCHOOL RURAL YOUTH        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
EL SAWI GWEN
FAO, ROME, 1996
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English
This guide is intended to serve as a model for curriculum developers. It focuses on the curriculum development process that is divided into four phases: planning, content and method, implementation, and evaluation. It also provides suggestions and examples that can be adapted and changed to fit specific circumstances, audiences and environments.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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CURRICULUM TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING AND ADVOCACY MATERIAL         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2008
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English
This curriculum is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at planners and educators on rural development. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The curriculum includes four units: Introduction to the Right to Food, Assessing the status of the Right to Food, Implementing measures to realize the Right to Food, Monitoring the Human Right to Adequate Food. These topics can be proposed at various levels and eventually be used for tailored courses.
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Contact: Education for Rural People
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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DEVELOPING REGIONAL POVERTY PROFILES BASED ON LOCAL PERCEPTIONS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
RAVNBORG H.M.
CIAT (INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE), 1999
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English
This maunal is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners in order to help them conceptualize effective development programmes. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It moves away from conventional, standardized definitions of poverty to describe a nine-step method of building a regional poverty profile based on the perceptions that local inhabitants have of the different levels of "well-being" or poverty. This method was developed through fieldwork in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Honduras, and Nicaragua at different periods between 1989 and 1998.
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Contact: CIAT (INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE)
Cali,Colombia
Location: Recta Cali-Palmira, km 17 Mailing address: A.A. 6713
ciat@cgiar.org
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DISTANCE EDUCATION AND DISTANCE LEARNING: A FRAMEWORK FOR THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     E-learning    
MCLEAN SCOTT
FAO, ROME, 2001, pages 29
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English
This book addresses teachers and education planners. It introduces the concepts of distance education and distance learning, and reviews the general parameters of past distance education experiences in developing countries. The paper proposes a set of distance education principles, and concludes with suggestions regarding the integration of distance education and distance learning strategies into the FAO programme of work.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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DISTANCE EDUCATION AND DISTANCE LEARNING: A FRAMEWORK FOR THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
WAICENT OUTREACH PROGRAMME _
MCLEAN SCOTT
FAO, ROME, 2001
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and s how distance education and distance learning strategies could be usefully applied to the challenges of food security and rural development. Over the past decade, there has been a resurgence of international interest in distance education and distance learning as potentially useful strategies for addressing human development issues. This resurgence has been rooted in part in the evolution of new information and communications technologies, and in part in the improvement of pedagogical and administrative models for facilitating learning at a distance. FAO is deeply involved with processes of education and learning connected to its mandate.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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DISTANCE LEARNING FOR FOOD SECURITY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT: A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
_ _
THE INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF RESEARCH IN OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING (IRRODLT) , ROME, 2002
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English
This article is a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This article introduces the FAO's work, and describes its interest in the application of distance learning strategies pertinent to the challenges of food security and rural development around the world. The article briey reviews pertinent examples of distance learning, both from the experience of FAO and elsewhere, and summarises a complex debate about the potential of distance learning in developing countries. The paper elaborates practical suggestions for applying distance learning strategies to the challenges of food security and rural development.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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E-LEARNING METHODOLOGIES A GUIDE FOR DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING E-LEARNING COURSES        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning              
FAO _
2011
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
The purpose of this guide is to provide detailed guidance on designing and developing an e-learning course for trainers and instructional designers who are new to e-learning design. It also provides basic concepts and information on the processes and resources involved in e-learning development, which might be of interest to capacity-development managers.
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Contact: Andrew Nadeau
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
andrew.nadeau@fao.org
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EASYPOL         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning              
FAO _
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English
French
Spanish
EASYPol targets trainers in policy matters, policy makers, policy advisors. It is an interactive multilingual repository of downloadable resource materials for capacity development in agriculture. EASYPol is an FAO online, interactive multilingual repository of downloadable resource materials for capacity development in policy making for food, agriculture and rural development. The training programmes aim at strengthening the capacity of senior officials in member countries by providing cutting-edge knowledge and facilitating knowledge exchange, and by reviewing practical mechanisms to implement policy changes.
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Related links
EASYPol On-line materials for policy making




Contact: EASYPol
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
easypol@fao.org

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ECOLOGIA Y ENSENANZA RURAL N. 121        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Primary education         
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 1994
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English
This book illustrates what basic education for rural children should be. The mission of a rural school should be to prepare children to solve concrete problems in their communities. Education should create interaction between the daily life of the community (village) and school routines. The manual supplies tools concerning the following themes: soil, water, plants, animals and ecology. The target audience are teachers in rural areas.
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Related articles
Nociones ambientales básicas para profesores rurales y extensionistas. Estudio FAO Montes 131
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/006/W1309S/W1309S00.HTM

Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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EDUCACIÓN PARA LA POBLACIÓN RURAL EN BRASIL, CHILE, COLOMBIA, HONDURAS, MÉXICO, PARAGUAY Y PERÚ         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              

FAO-UNESCO-CIDE-REDUC-COOPERAZIONE ITALIANA, ROME AND PARIS, 2004
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Spanish
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This book provides the results of seven national cases studies ( Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Paraguay, Perú) on the educational situation and policies aimed at rural people. It also contains a synthesis, diagnosis and outlines of the ERP strategy implemented. These documents are part of the FAO and UNESCO project on Education for Rural People in Latin America where socioeconomics differences between each region limit education access and quality especially in rural areas.
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Related links
Education for Rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR FOOD SECURITY        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education         
_ RESEARCH AND EXTENSION DIVISION NRR
FAO KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND _ CAPACITY BUILDING DIVISION KCE
FAO, ROME, 2007
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. This book was prepared by the FAO Interdepartmental Working Group on Training for Technicians and Capacity Building within the framework of Education for Rural People to exchange good practices. Access to virtual training materials in the area of agriculture and food security represents an enormous potential for enhancing and enriching the capacity of technicians, especially of those working in rural areas. Education and training strategies need to be integrated within sustainable rural development strategies, through plans of action that are multisectoral and interdisciplinary. This means creating new partnerships among policy-makers and practitioners working in agriculture and rural development and those working in education.
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Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRR
KCE
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR RURAL TRANSFORMATION - SKILLS, JOBS, FOOD AND GREEN FUTURE TO COMBAT POVERTY        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION INTERNATIONAL
RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTRE FOR RURAL EDUCATION (INRULED)
(INRULED) , BEIJING, 2012
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English
The report focuses on the links between education and rural transformation, seeking to underscore the inexorable forces of change rural communities face and how education and training, by equipping people with appropriate knowledge and skills and fostering values of human dignity, can expand their choices and capabilities to exercise these choices. Education for Rural People (ERP) and ERP literature is quoted in pages 171-175, chapter 5.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION AS A WAY TO STRENGTHEN THE CAPACITY OF RURAL PEOPLE TO IMPROVE FOOD SECURITY; TOWARDS A TOOL FOR ANALYSIS        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
GUSTAFSSON INGEMAR
FAO, ROME, 2011
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English
This paper identifies links that exist, conceptually and empirically between individual learning, education and wider objectives related to food security. It uses the concept of capacity as a lens for the analysis. It notes that the understanding of the concept of capacity and what it takes to develop it, has been widened in recent years. It has gone from a focus on training as the main vehicle of capacity development towards the development of individual and organizational capacities as more complex processes in which individual learning of knowledge and skills is only one part, albeit an important part. Capacity in the sense of the ability that individuals and organizations have to do things in practice also hinges on issues related to management, incentives and surrounding policy and other normative and regulatory frameworks. This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers in the agriculture rural development and education sectors
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION FIRST        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL _
UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 2012
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English
Education is the basic building block of every society. It is the single best investment countries can make towards building prosperous, healthy and equitable societies. In order to renew and reinvigorate global commitments to education, United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon has launched the Education First initiative to put every child in school, improve the quality of learning, and foster global citizenship. This booklet is of special interest to primary and secondary school teachers and students, rural youth, adult community groups, and rural development specialists.
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Related links
The Education First. The UN Secretary General's Global Initiative on Education
http://www.globaleducationfirst.org/


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EDUCATION FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES: IMPLICATIONS OF THE DIGITAL DIVIDE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
GASPERINI LAVINIA
MCLEAN SCOTT
FAO, ROME, 2001
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This paper presented at the Global Junior Challenge (GJC) on December 2000 in Rome outlines the parameters of the digital divide, addresses the relation among education and such divide, as well as the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education in "developing countries", and describes some FAO activities aiming at bridging this divide and making education for agriculture and rural development available on a more equitable basis. The "digital divide" refers to inequitable access to ICTs both between wealthy and poor countries, and, within all countries, between relatively privileged and underprivileged social groups. The digital divide threatens to further marginalise vulnerable and underprivileged groups, including the rural poor, a specific target of FAO mandate.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN ASIA: EXPERIENCES AND POLICY LESSONS         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2003
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This paper was presented at the "FAO/UNESCO seminar: Education for rural development in Asia: Experiences and policy lessons", 5-7 November 2002, Bangkok, Thailand. More than 70 percent of the world's poor are to be found in rural areas where hunger, illiteracy and low school achievement are common. This paper recognizes that education is an essential part of any strategy aimed at achieving sustainable rural development that encompasses all those who live in rural areas. Such strategies need to address the provision of education for all target groups: children, youth and adults, giving priorities to gender imbalances. This paper proposes strategies, policies and practices that have to be implemented by governmental and non-governmental agencies to alleviate both poverty at large and poverty in rural areas in the Asian region.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT. TOWARDS NEW POLICY RESPONSES.        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
ATCHOARENA DAVID
GASPERINI LAVINIA
FAO AND UNESCO-IIEP, ROME, 2003, pages 406
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
Chinese
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It aims at supporting countries in the reform of their education, training and rural development policies. This book is the result of the international study on education and rural development jointly conducted by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). It reviews the status of public policies and uses recent sources of information to reformulate education issues in the framework of the emerging rural development discourse. The book also discusses skills development challenges and analyzes emerging strategies developed by innovative higher education institutions.
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Related links
Education for Rural People (ERP)
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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EDUCATION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT: AN AGENDA FOR ACTION        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
SHAEFFER SHELDON
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
This power point presentation is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This presentation on "Education for Rural Development: An Agenda for Action" was given at the INRULED International Symposium on Rural Education 20-23 January 2003, Baoding, China. It illustrates in a schematic and comprehensive way the required priority actions to make education for rural people a reality. The presentation has a special focus on Asia, although it can also be applied to a wider context.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION FOR RURAL DVELOPMENT IN ASIA. EXPERIENCES AND POLICY LESSONS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              



FAO AND UNESCO-IIEP, PARIS , 2002
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This book is based on a multisectoral policy seminar organized by FAO and UNESCO in Bangkok, 5-7 November 2002, to discuss issues relating to education for rural development in Asia. The seminar addressed the role of education related to food security, rural labour and HIV/AIDS. It reviews current educational policies in rural Asia and offers policy suggestions for future actions.
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Related links
EDucation for Rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
education group
Extension and Research
FAO
Rome,Italy
viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org

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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE - MAIN POLICY ISSUES         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
HERMANOWICZ EWA
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English
This thesis was presented at the Master Educazione alla Pace: Cooperazione Internazionale, Diritti Umani E Politiche dell’Unione Europea in 2006/2007 at the University of Roma Tre. It presents a general framework of the Education for Rural People (ERP) initiative, the key facts of the history that led FAO to launching ERP and the main objectives of ERP. The situation is described of the rural areas in the world today, the influence that education has on the economic growth and the people’s well-being and the main policy issues which could lead to progress in rural development.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE AND FOOD SECURITY. A CROSS COUNTRY ANALYSIS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
BURCHI FRANCESCO
DE MURO PASQUALE
FAO, UNIVERSITY ROMA TRE- DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, ROME, 2007
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The theoretical foundation of this research is that being educated improves rural people’s capacity to diversify assets and activities, increase productivity and income, foster resilience and competitiveness, access information on health and sanitation, strengthen social cohesion and participation: these are all essential elements to ensure food security in the long run. The main findings of this research is the high association between food insecurity and primary education and the econometric model shows that primary education is a crucial element to reduce food insecurity in rural areas, even when compared to other factors such as access to water, health and sanitation.
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Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE AS A COMPONENT OF A RURAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR CROATIA         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Teachers' training          
GAUTIER P.
EBERLIN R.
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
This report is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This report presents the findings of an analysis on basic Education for rural people (ERP) in Croatia and proposes measures to improve access and quality of ERP in order to better contribute to rural development. The report notes that the major problems in basic education are connected to educational quality (i.e. the absence of aspects of rural life in curricula and textbooks, teacher-centred teaching methods, the lack of in-service training available for rural teachers). There are also some problems of access, in particular, difficulties with school transport and access to specific activities before or after normal school-hours. In most cases, the main cause of these problems is weak institutional capacity.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE IN AFRICA        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
ATCHOARENA DAVID
GASPERINI LAVINIA
FAO AND UNESCO-IIEP, ROME, 2006, pages 74
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It is based on a regional seminar on Education for Rural People in Africa, organized by FAO and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and IIEP/UNESCO, in September 2005. The publication analyzes the needs of rural people within their diverse educational contexts. It highlights promising ways of using education planning and monitoring to respond to EFA (Education for All) and rural development challenges.
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Related links
Education for Rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE IN ETHIOPIA        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
AYALEW SHIBESHI
FAO, 2005
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English
This study is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This study was presented at the “Ministerial Seminar on Education for Rural People in Africa: Policy Lessons, Options and Priorities” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 7-9 September 2005. In Ethiopia millions of children are still unable to gain access to schooling and a large numbers among those who have had the opportunity dropout the school before acquiring the basic skills. It is essential to review the education action plans and programs to ensure that they are responsive to local rural conditions and needs. This study explores the challenges and the prospectives of the education for rural people in Ethiopia.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE IN MOZAMBIQUE: PRESENT SITUATION AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES.        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE, MOZAMBIQUE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,
FAO UNESCO
FAO, ROME, 2005
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at policy makers, planners and educators on rural development. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This paper was presented during the Ministerial Seminar on Education for Rural People in Africa: "Policy Lessons, Options and Priorities", 2005, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This paper provides an overview of the barriers to education experienced by rural people in Mozambique. In addition to a situational analysis outlining major rural and urban disparities in access to and quality of basic education, it maps the response of major stakeholders in the sector, identifying gaps as well as good strategies and practices.
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Contact: Education Group
NRRR
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE. AID AGENCIES WORKSHOP        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              

FAO AND UNESCO-IIEP, ROME AND PARIS, 2003
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This book is based on a workshop "Education for Rural People: targeting the poor" held in Rome on 12 and 13 December 2002. It was one of the first activities of the Education for Rural People flagship. The meeting was attended by bilateral and multilateral agencies who recognized that, despite several decades of experience in educational programmes for rural people, there is still a need for a concerted effort to draw together the insights gathered from this experience.
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Related links
Education for Rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Related articles
Report of the Education for rural people: Aid agencies workshop
http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/KN0604_en.htm

Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org

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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE. THE ROLE OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT IN POVERTY REDUCTION AND FOOD SECURITY        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Teachers' training      Non-formal education    
ACKER DAVID
GASPERINI LAVINIA
ROME, 2009
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English
Italian
This book is a useful tool to assist policy-makers dealing with rural poverty, food insecurity and education challenges confronting rural people. It seeks to address the correlation between education, empowerment and food security, mainly through a number of “good practice” case studies from all over the world. It is about strengthening their capacity to achieve food security. This book identifies different dimensions of education and training for rural people that have proven useful in developing peoples’ capacity to enhance food security. It covers formal as well as non-formal education, literacy as well as skills training.
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Related links
Education for Rural People Web site
http://www.fao.org/erp/



Contact: Lavinia Gasperini
Education for Rural People Group
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE: A CRUCIAL FACTOR FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
GASPERINI LAVINIA
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
The article is a training tool for teachers in rural areas. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It illustrates how two primary schools operate: one is currently located in northern Mozambique, the other existed in mid-Norway in the mid twentieth. The two schools illustrate, respectively, what basic education for rural children all too often consists of and what it could be – if only the right policies, resources and community support were in place and properly applied, with its teachers well-qualified and its pupils well-equipped with reading and writing materials.
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Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE: A NEGLECTED KEY TO FOOD SECURITY        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
BURCHI FRANCESCO
DE MURO PASQUALE
UNIVERSITY ROMA TRE/ DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, ROME, 2007
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English
This paper shows that education is a key to food security for rural populations in developing countries. The main findings of this research are the following: first, the association between food insecurity and primary education is very high, while it decreases progressively with basic, secondary, and tertiary education. Such a two-way relationship is expressed through graphical tools and correlation coefficients. Second, the econometric model shows that primary education is a crucial element to reduce food insecurity in rural areas, even when compared to other factors such as access to water, health, and sanitation.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE: ADDRESSING A NEGLECTED MAJORITY        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Secondary and vocational education         
GASPERINI LAVINIA
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
This publication is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It aims at supporting countries in the reform of their education, training and rural development policies. This publication illustrates the major international events that contributed to create the ERP flagship. It points out the importance of building new partnerships to address the challenge of poverty reduction and to achieve the MDGs.
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Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE: TARGETING THE POOR        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
ZULBERTI E.
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
This paper was presented at the Aid Agencies Workshop: "Education for rural people: Targeting the poor" (12-13 December 2002, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy). It was a meeting of a group of bilateral and multilateral agencies with the aim to propose strategies to reduce the disadvantages which rural people, and especially the rural poor, chronically suffer. The participants recognised that, despite several decades of experience in educational programmes for rural people, there was still a need for a special and concerted effort to draw together into accessible forms the many insights that those experiences had generated. The paper proposes strategies in order to strengthen the allocation of financial and human resources in rural areas.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION FOR RURAL TRANSFORMATION (ERT) NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
VINAYAGUM CHINAPAH
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY _
STOCKHOLM, 2011
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English
Any attempt to readdress our world‘s increasing inequity, poverty and widening human development disparities is possible through access to relevant, equitable and effective education of our rural people. Chapter two of this book "Strengthening the links between education, training and objectives related to food security. How a capacity development perspective will help". is written by Ingemar Gustafsson and Lavinia Gasperini The chapter underlines the close correlation between poverty and lack of education, including adult literacy in both rural and urban areas. This correlation is stronger in rural areas.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR HILL TRIBES IN NORTHERN THAILAND: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2002
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at planners and educators on rural development. It is also a useful tool for researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This book discusses the promotion of literacy among the Thai hill tribes, focuses on human development, permanent settlement and sufficient food production. It puts the emphasis on coexistence between people and forest resources, participatory and grass-roots development and the promotion of indigenous knowledge.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES IN ELECTRONIC BASED LEARNING        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
PAISLEY COURTNEY
RAO SHEILA
(ICRAF) WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE , 2005
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This book is a summary of the one-day workshop on educational technologies in electronic based learning. The workshop was organized by the Commonwealth of Learning in collaboration with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in 2005. The topics discussed during the workshop were: Learning Objects, The Creation of organization specific Learning Object Repositories, Technical Aspects of Learning Object Repositories.
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Related links
www.worldagroforestrycentre.org




Contact: WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE (ICRAF)
Nairobi,Kenya
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, PO Box 30677-00100 GPO
ICRAF@cgiar.org

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EFA FLAGSHIPS INITIATIVES. MULTI-PARTNER COLLABORATIVE MECHANISMS IN SUPPORT OF EFA GOALS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
UNESCO _
UNESCO, FRANCE, 2004
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English
This book is a useful tool for university professors and provides a source of information for students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and the education sectors. This book explains what an EFA flagship is and what are the presently nine EFA flagship initiatives. An EFA flagship initiative is a structured set of activities carried out by voluntary partners, under the leadership of one or more United Nations specialized agencies and NGOs, that seeks to address specific challenges in achieving the EFA goals. The EFA flagships address specific problems from an interdisciplinary perspective, taking into account the interaction between education and other factors (for example, health, nutrition and rural development).
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Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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ENHANCING FAO`S PRACTICES FOR SUPPORTING CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT OF MEMBER COUNTRIES         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2010
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English
The purpose of this learning module is to provide FAO staff and consultants at all levels with a basic understanding and knowledge of Capacity Development (CD), reflecting the international debate as well as FAO’s perspective on Capacity Development. It also provides some key concepts for adopting changes in responsibilities, behaviours and attitudes that are consistent with FAO’s new role in Capacity Development. This module is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students, NGOs and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors.
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Contact: capacity-development@fao.org
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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ENHANCING FARMER'S FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
HENEY JENNIFER
ROME, 1999, pages 85
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English
This manual addresses the key actors who have a role to play in enhancing the financial management skills of rural households. This manual produced by GtZ and FAO, presents the type of actions that could be taken to help people to improve their financial management skills and the benefits that may gain from this, including an increased access to financial services. An array number of case studies from diverse countries such as Uruguay, South Africa, Bangladesh, and the Philippines are introduced in order to present alternatives ways of delivering information, education and training in financial management to rural households.
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Related links
Agriculture, Biosecurity, Nutrition and Consumer Protection Department
http://www.fao.org/ag/
Agricultural Support Systems Division
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/index.html



Contact: Jennifer Heney
Agricultural management, marketing and finance
Agricultural support systems division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Jennifer.Heney@fao.org

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN FROM RURAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH (IPM) STUDENT FIELD SCHOOLS , 1998        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 1999
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English
This report is the result of a workshop held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 31 1999. This report draws on the case studies of twelve Student Field School programs conducted in six Cambodian Provinces by facilitators from the Ministry of Agriculture assisted by school teachers and farmers from local communities. It illustrates contents and methodologies used in IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Farmer Field Schools. It is an useful tool for school teachers.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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ESTRATEGIA PARA LA EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR AGRÍCOLA EN EUROPA CENTRAL Y ORIENTAL.         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 1992
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Spanish
This report is the result of a roundtable held by FAO in Varsavia in 1992. This report examines current status and approaches of agricultural education and training programmes in the region. It suggests strategy options for action to improve impact and efficiency of education and training in the region. It is an useful tool for policy makers.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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ESTRATEGIA PARA LA EDUCACIÓN Y LA CAPACITACÍON AGRÍCOLA A NIVELES SUPERIOR Y MEDIO EN AMERICA LATINA. MESA REDONDA REGIONAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 1991
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Spanish
This report is the result of a roundtable held by FAO in Maracay, Venezuela in 1991. This report examines current status and approaches of agricultural education and training programmes in the region. It suggests strategy options for action to improve impact and efficiency of education and training in the region. It is an useful tool for policy makers.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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ESTRATEGIA PARA LA EDUCACIÓN Y LA CAPACITACÍON AGRÍCOLA MEDIA Y SUPERIOR EN AFRICA DE HABLA FRANCESA. MESA REDONDA REGIONAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 1990
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Spanish
This report is the result of a roundtable held by FAO in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1990. This report examines current status and approaches of agricultural education and training programmes in the region. It suggests strategy options for action to improve impact and efficiency of education and training in the region. It is an useful tool for policy makers.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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ESTRATEGIAS PARA LA EDUCACIÓN Y LA CAPACITACIÓN AGRÍCOLA A NIVELES SUPERIOR Y MEDIO AN AMERICA LATINA         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 1991
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Spanish
This report is the result of a roundtable held by FAO in Maracay, Venezuela. This report examines current status and approaches of agricultural education and training programmes in the region, the relationship between formal and non formal education systems in America Latina. It suggests strategy options for action to improve impact and efficiency of education and training in the region. It is an useful tool for policy makers.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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ETUDE DE LA SITUATION ET DE L'ÉVOLUTION DES SYSTÈMES DE VULGARISATION ET D'ANIMATION FORESTIÈRE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
FAO
FAO, ROME, 2004
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French
This book presents the evolution of the systems of the delivering of forest training courses in 4 western Africa sahelian countries. especially it gives a brief general survey (glimpse) concerning methods, systems and approach used by local organizations.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00157
erp@fao.org
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EVALUATION AND IMPACT OF TRAINING IN THE CGIAR        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
SCIENCE COUNCIL CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
2006
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English
This study was commissioned by the interim Science Council (iSC) to review training within the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) as it contributes to capacity strengthening in the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS). The purpose of the study was to evaluate the quality and relevance, efficiency and effectiveness terms of intermediate impacts in strengthening of the NARS and, to the extent possible, impacts in the CGIAR goals. The study was expected to provide recommendations to help Centers, Donors, the NARS and the System to strengthen and plan their future activities in relation to training and capacity strengthening.
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Related links
Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR)
http://www.cgiar.org/index.html
National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS)
http://www.naro.go.ug/About%20NARO/aboutnars.html



Contact: Education for Rural People group (FAO)
CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH - SCIENCE COUNCIL
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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EXPERT CONSULTATION ON RURAL YOUTH AND YOUNG FARMERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              

FAO, ROME, 1985
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It is based on an expert consultation which was attended by policy-makers, NGOs and universities with the aim of discussing the main issues regarding the development of rural youth and farmers in order to suggest a course of action for governments and FAO. The debate focused on finding strategies on education and rural capacity to build self-reliance, plan national policies and programmes aimed at supporting rural farms youth and rural youth and guarantee job security.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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EXTENSION "WOMAN TO WOMAN" - TRAINING PEASANT WOMEN LIAISONS TO REACH PEASANT WOMEN        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Gender         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
FLECK SUSAN
FAO, ROME, 1994
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English
Spanish
This booklet series is directed to development practitioners, policy-makers, and other people concerned with rural development. It aims at presenting successful models of development work and generating discussion around strategies for continued grassroots work with rural women.
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Contact: Susan Fleck
Women in Agricultural Production and Rural Development Service
Human Resources, Institutions and Agrarian Reform Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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FAO AND THE EIGHT MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2010
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
Chinese
Russian
The work of FAO on education for rural people is included in a communication and information package on FAO and the Millennium Development Goals developed by the Office of Corporate Communications and External Relations (OCE), which includes factsheets providing an overview of FAO’s involvement in each of the MDGs, a booklet describing FAO’s approach towards each of the Goals and the inter-linkages between them. All the materials have been prepared in the six official languages of FAO. FAO is involved in the MDG2 leading the partnership Education for Rural People (ERP). ERP fosters rural peoples’ capacity to be food secure and to manage natural resources in a sustainable way through increasing access to quality education and skills training for all rural children, youth and adults. FAO also provides technical assistance to member countries for implementing school gardens and school-feeding programmes, which can encourage school attendance and bring direct nutritional benefits to children. This booklet is an useful tool for teachers and policy makers.
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Contact: Mariann Kovacs
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Mariann.Kovacs@fao.org
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FAO APPROACHES TO CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT IN PROGRAMMING: PROCESSES AND TOOLS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Teachers' training          
FAO _
ROCCHIGIANI MARIAGRAZIA
FAO, ROME, 2012
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English
The complex nature of Capacity Development (CD) poses many challenges for those involved in programming interventions in countries and regions. This module is intended to support the design and implementation of strategic and participatory approaches to capacity development in the area of FAO’s mandate. It should help FAO staff and collaborators to assess existing capacities, identify capacity gaps, set priorities and objectives for interventions addressing capacity aspects, and embed sustainability considerations from the outset of a project or programme.
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Contact: FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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FARM PONDS FOR WATER, FISH AND LIVELIHOODS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Fisheries and Aquaculture     Water    
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training          
MILLER JAMES W.
FAO, ROME, 2009
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English
This booklet is a useful tool for planners, farmers, educators on rural development. It provides basic and practical information on multiple-use smallholder farm ponds. Ponds add value to farming activities: water from ponds can serve domestic and livestock water supplies as well as irrigation for crops. They can also be used to raising fish which adds value to the water and provides improved nutrition for farm families. The booklet suggests ways by which smallholder farmers can participate in the market economy through better market access and outlines strategies to attract the private sector to do business with smallholders.
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Contact: _
Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
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FIFTH MEETING OF HIGH-LEVEL GROUP ON EDUCATION FOR ALL. FINAL COMMUNIQUÉ        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
UNESCO _
UNESCO, PARIS, 2005
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This paper is a useful tool for capacity development initiatives targeting at policy makers, planners and educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors and students. This paper draws out the main issues discussed during the Fifth Meeting of the High-Level Group on Education for All, 28-30 November 2005 and underlines that the majority of those left behind and excluded from education live in rural areas, endorse the development of a Joint Action Plan for achieving EFA by 2015 where education for rural people is urgent.
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Contact: Education Group
NRRR
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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FINAL COMMUNIQUÉ ON AID AGENCIES WORKSHOP ON "EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE: TARGETING THE POOR        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2005
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English
This Final communiqué is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It was presented at the Aid agencies workshop on "Education for rural people: Targeting the poor" held on 12-13 December 2002, Rome, Italy, The workshop was organized to bridge the education gap between the rich and the poor, between urban and rural areas, and to promote equal access to and completion of quality basic education. More than 60 experts from international aid agencies, NGOs, Foundations and Universities attended the meeting which was organized by FAO.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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FIT FOR LIFE? NON-FORMAL POST-PRIMARY INITIATIVES IN YEMEN, MALAWI AND NAMIBIA        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Teachers' training          
OCHSE KATHARINA
GTZ, ESCHBORN, 2008
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English
With the aim of achieving universal primary education closer at hand, an increasing number of pupils in sub-Saharan Africa are knocking at the doors of secondary education schools without being admitted – or when they are admitted, dropping out at high rates. This book illustres the state of post-primary education in sub-Saharan Africa especially in Yemen, Namibia, Malawi. Sources of information have been country case studies, documentary and official websites of agencies and organisations. The target audience are teachers in rural areas but also planners and managers of agricultural education. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development.
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Related links
GTZ
http://www.gtz.de/en/



Contact: Iris Grobenski
Department 43: Health, Education and Social Security
GTZ
Eschborn,Germany
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5
iris.grobenski@gtz.de

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FOOD COMES FIRST. FAO AND THE EIGHT MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Non-formal education         
FAO _
ROME , 2010, pages 10
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English
MDG 2 Achieve universal primary education Education has long been acclaimed as a powerful engine for reducing hunger and poverty. Yet today, hunger and poverty not only persist, they stand in the way of the drive toward universal primary education because they contribute to poor health and compromise children’s abilities to learn. This paper explains the FAO involvement in programmes and activities that aim to reduce childhood malnutrition, improve the access of rural children to primary education, and provide education and skills training to youth and adults in rural areas. This paper is an useful tool for teachers, extensionists and policy makers.
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Contact: ERP CoordinationUnit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Via delle terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE - KNOWLEDGE AS A TOOL TO FIGHT HUNGER AND POVERTY         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
SORIA FELIPE
FAO, ROME, 2005
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This paper was presented at the workshop held at FAO in Rome in 2002. It underlines that knowledge is a powerful means of liberating children, and their families, from the cycle of poverty and hunger. For children living in remote rural areas, from Angola to Zambia and Bangladesh to Brazil, attending school competes with a whole host of demands on their time and energy - collecting water, herding animals and looking after their younger brothers and sisters. Rural people need more schools, with improved teaching methods, techniques and materials, focusing on their real needs.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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FOOD SECURITY CONCEPTS AND FRAMEWORKS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning     Non-formal education    
ANYAEGBUNAM CHIKE
MEFALOPULOS PAOLO
MOETSABI TITUS
FAO, ROME, 2004
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English
This training package targets agricultural extension agents and trainers in rural areas. It introduces the concepts and tools used in food security analysis. As a starting point, it defines the concept of food security and its relationship to the concepts of vulnerability, hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The course also provides guidelines on how to interpret and use conceptual frameworks for analysing food security. The course is divided into 3 lessons, that describe in depth the meaning of Food Security, the concepts related to it and the analysis relating to the importance of it.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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FOOD SECURITY INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
EC-FAO FOOD SECURITY INFORMATION FOR ACTION PROGRAMME _
FAO,
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English
This module was developed for mid-level managers, technical staff, field personnel who are involved in the collection, management, analysis, and reporting of food security information. The duration is approximately 2 hours. It is a computer-based distance learning resource accessible on CD and Internet The Duration is approximately 2 hours. This module is a computer-based distance learning resource accessible on CD and via the Internet.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action Programme
http://www.foodsecinfoaction.org/News/index.htm
More Distance Learning Courses from FAO
http://www.imarkgroup.org



Contact: Information for action programme
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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FOOD SECURITY POLICIES - FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2009
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This training package is a useful tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at policy makers and planners. It aims at supporting countries in the reform of their education, training and rural development policies. This course provides a definition of vulnerability and illustrates the critical dimensions used to define it. It also presents the most commonly used methods to assess vulnerability, and provides examples and criteria for selecting the appropriate vulnerability indicators in specific contexts and situations.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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FORESTRY EDUCATION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Trees and Forests         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
TEMU A. B.
VAN LIEROP P.
RUDEBJE KIYIAPI
FAO, ROME,
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English
FAO, in collaboration with two regional education networks, the African Network for Agroforestry Education (ANAFE) and the Southeast Asian Network for Agroforestry Education (SEANAFE) undertook a survey aiming at establishing the trends in forestry education and training in the ten-year period 1993-2002. This survey was conducted through questionnaires, scrutiny of records and reports, and interviews and covered 55 universities and colleges in nine African and six Southeast Asian countries. It illustrates what happened in the forestry education systems and underlines content and delivery mechanisms of forestry education and the links between formal education and forestry education. Besides it describes the study methodology adopted and summarizes the findings. The lessons learned and the recommendations are addressed to lecturers, students, researchers in the forestry sector.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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FROM AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION TO EDUCATION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD SECURITY. ALL FOR EDUCATION AND FOOD FOR ALL         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
GASPERINI LAVINIA
FAO, ROME, 2000
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The paper was presented at the Fifth European Conference on Higher Agricultural Education, held at the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom, from 10 to 13 September 2000. "From production agriculture to rural development: Challenges for higher education in the new millennium" was the theme of the conference. The main topics addressed in this report are: How do Education For All and Food For All strategies interact? Why has international assistance to agricultural education declined?
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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FROM AGRICULTURE TO RURAL DEVELOPMENT: CRITICAL CHOICES FOR AGRICULTURE EDUCATION         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Non-formal education         
MAGUIRE C.
FAO, ROME, 2001
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at planners and educators on rural development. The paper suggests that rural development is a complex process that requires sustainable agriculture production, natural resources management, institutions, infrastructure, health, education, markets, finance, policy, local government and education in order to succeed. Agricultural education systems from universities to non-formal adult education have to decide what measures to adopt for increasing rural development. This paper suggests various relevant strategies.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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FROM POLICY TO DATA - EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE. IN: MAKING EDUCATION WORK FOR ALL. A REPORT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL WORKING GROUP ON EDUCATION         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
UNESCO - IIEP
UNESCO - IIEP, PARIS, 2009
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This document is the summary of discussions and presentations of the 2008 meeting of the International Working Group on Education (IWGE). The International Working Group on Education (IWGE) is an informal body bringing together aid agencies and foundations working in the field of education and it was created in 1972. A diversity of expertise and experience emerged from the presentations, each intervention highlighting the practice of working through different modalities in different countries and regions, focusing on a range of issues and objectives. This publication summarizes the interventions in three themes: Capacity development for achieving EFA, Financing education for equity, Data for monitoring education progress. This publication is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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GENDER DIMENSIONS OF AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL EMPLOYMENT: DIFFERENTIATED PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY.        
subjects:  Gender     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Non-formal education         
FAO, IFAD, ILO _
FAO, IFAD, ILO, ROME, 2010
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English
This paper examines the links between gender equality and rural employment for poverty reduction by constructing a gender analytical framework for differentiated patterns and conditions of work across regions, socio-economic contexts and policy environments. The main objective of the study is to identify adequate policy responses to key gender-based constraints to the achievement of decent work for all. This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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GETTING STARTED! RUNNING A JUNIOR FARMER FIELD AND LIFE SCHOOL        
subjects:  HIV/AIDS     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
FAO WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
FAO, ROME, 2007
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English
French
This book is an useful tool for planners and educators working in rural development and illustrates how to conceive a Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) in African countries. These JFFLS are designed to empower orphans and other vulnerable children aged 12 to 18 years who live in communities where HIV/AIDS has had a strong impact on food security. A JFFLS imparts agricultural knowledge and life skills to increase these children’s selfesteem and livelihood prospectst. The subjects of the book are agricultural practices for field preparation, sowing and transplanting, weeding, irrigation, pest control, use and conservation of available resources, use and processing of food crops.
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Contact: _
Gender, Equity and Rural Employment
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delel Terme di Caracalla 00153
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GLOBAL REVIEW OF GOOD AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND ADVISORY SERVICES PRACTICES        
subjects:  Communication     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
FAO _
ROME, 2008
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English
French
Spanish
This publication is for extension personnel, trainers and trainees for youth and adult education activities. It illustrates “good practices” within different agricultural extension and advisory service institutions that have used new agricultural innovations, in order to improve rural livelihoods and, to educate farmers to use sustainable natural resource management practices in different countries. The publication reviews the major objectives of extension systems in the agricultural development process that are technology dissemination,human capital development, building social capitaland educating farmers to manage natural resources sustainably. These major extension objectives are assessed under different extension models and are differently organized.
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Contact: Riccardo Del Castello
NRRR
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Riccardo.delcastello@fao.org
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GROWING UP IN THE REAL WORLD CONTRIBUTES TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Teachers' training          
BARLET A.
JATIKET M.
FAO, ROME, 2004
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This book illustrates the “Rural Ecology and Agriculture Livelihoods” (REAL) in Thailand. It is an integrated learning process in which children explore what is happening on local farms, gain an understanding of ecology and develop critical thinking skills for addressing environmental, health and social problems; additionally, they grow up in the real world, bridging school and the rural world. The process of getting students out of the classroom and into local fields can break down barriers between schools and rural communities and encourage inter-generational learning and relevance of the curriculum to the needs of rural people.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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GUIDANCE ON HOW TO ADDRESS RURAL EMPLOYMENT AND DECENT WORK CONCERNS IN FAO COUNTRY ACTIVITIES        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
FAO _
ILO _
ROME, 2011
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English
This guidance document introduces the concepts of rural employment and decent work (RE&DW). It provides a summary of the results of FAO’s “Self-Assessment on Employment and Decent Work” and suggests examples of concrete actions that FAO country offices could consider to promote RE&DW within their existing work programmes. This guidance encourages the creation of links with International Labour Organization (ILO) field offices and facilitation of partnerships and the identification of synergies. This paper is a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers in the agriculture rural development and education sectors.
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Contact: Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division (ESW)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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GUIDE TO CONDUCTING A RIGHT TO FOOD ASSESSMENT        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Non-formal education         
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2009
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This guide is a useful tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at policy makers, planners and educators on rural development. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It aims at supporting countries in the reform of their education, training and rural development policies.This guide describes methods and tools with which to undertake a right to adequate food assessment. It provides relevant methodological and operational information. The material contained in the guide draws on lessons learned from FAO-supported country case studies on the right to adequate food.
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Related links
The Right to Food web site
http://www.fao.org/righttofood/
http://www.fao.org/righttofood/




Contact: _
Agricultural and Development Economics Division, Economic and Social Department.
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
righttofood@fao.org

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GUIDE TO EXTENSION TRAINING        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training          
OAKLEY P.
GARFORTH C.
FAO, ROME, 1985
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English
The guide targets extension agents; it is drawn from extension practices in Asia, Africa and Latin America. This resource text provides basic concepts and methods for extension services. It also presents case-studies and planning steps which extension agents apply to their work.
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Related links
FAO Economic and Social Department
http://www.fao.org/es/english/index_en.htm



Contact: Magdalena Bloom
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
magdalena.blum@fao.org

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HIGH-LEVEL GROUP ON EDUCATION FOR ALL. REACHING THE MARGINALIZED: INVESTING IN EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE EFA GOALS AND THE MDGS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
UNESCO _
UNESCO, PARIS, 2005
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This paper is a useful tool for capacity development initiatives addressing at policy makers, planners and educators working on rural development. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This paper attempts to draw out the main issues discussed during the Fifth Meeting of the High-Level Group on Education for All, 28-30 November 2005. The meeting proposes strategies and approaches for offering rural people learning opportunities of equal quality as urban dwellers. The purpose of this session was to stimulate political commitment and policy reforms for education for rural populations.
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Contact: Education Group
NRRR
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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HIGHER EDUCATION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT. THE EXPERIENCE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Secondary and vocational education         
RAMOS EDUARDO
DEL MAR DELGADO MARÍA
FAO AND UNESCO-IIEP, ROME AND PARIS, 2005
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English
This publication targets institutions, policy-makers and educational centres. This study describes the successful reform of the University of Cordoba (Spain) to face the radical transformations that have affected rural areas in recent decades. The book suggests a curriculum of higher agricultural education in order to promote an understanding of rural development which extends beyond agriculture.The University of Cordoba launched this process of change 10 years ago and it is hoped that it can inspire and guide other institutions facing similar challenges.
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Related links
Education for Rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org

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HOW THE EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE POLICY CONTRIBUTES TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN "TOMORROW TODAY"        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
UNESCO _
TUDOR ROSE, PARIS, 2010
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
The publication sets out the opportunities and emerging challenges in the area of sustainable development, and identifies innovative means for addressing them. The diverse voices in this book clearly demonstrate that reorienting our education systems in line with the principles of sustainable development is essential for helping learners to understand and act upon such threats as climate change, poverty, food scarcity and the loss of biodiversity. This publication is an useful tool for students and policymakers
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Related links
Tudor Rose
http://www.tudor-rose.co.uk



Contact: michael geraghty
TUDOR ROSE
Leicester, LE1 5RA,,UK
6 Friar Lane
michael.geraghty@tudor-rose.co.uk

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HUMAN RESOURCES IN AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education         
QAMAR KALIM
FAO, ROME, 2000, pages 172
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
This publication targets professionals working in the communication, education and agricultural fields in order to improve their performance at the policy and management levels. Human Resources in Agricultural and Rural Development (HRARD) is an initiative sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) that attempts to create a forum where innovative methodologies, successful strategies and institutional reforms are introduced in situations related to training, extension, education and communication.
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Related links





Contact: Van Crowder
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
van.crowder@fao.org

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ICT IN AGRICULTURE SOURCEBOOK        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning              
FAO _
WORLD BANK _
FAO AND WORLD BANK, 2011
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English
The e-Sourcebook provides practitioners within and outside of the World Bank Group with lessons learned, guiding principles, and hundreds of examples and case studies on applying information and communication technologies in poor agriculture. The e-Sourcebook is provided fully and freely on this website. Fifteen modules touch on a wide spectrum of sub-fields in agriculture, including risk management, gender, forest governance, and farmers organizations. The Introduction (Module 1) introduces users to the ‘ICT in agriculture’ topic, offering key themes throughout the sourcebook as well as more details on how to use it. Each module is stand-alone in format, providing users with the advantage of selecting the module or modules closest to their interest or work. The modules are delivered both in html and pdf format. The pdf format can be downloaded and printed. The full book can also be downloaded. In this version, hyperlinks between modules are included to promote cross-referencing throughout the Sourcebook. This course is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at extensionists, planners and policy-makers.
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Related links
ICT in Agriculture
http://www.ictinagriculture.org/ictinag/


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IFAD RURAL POVERTY REPORT 2011        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
IFAD _
IFAD, ROME, 2011
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English
Italian
The Rural Poverty Report 2011 provides a coherent and comprehensive look at rural poverty, its global consequences and the prospects for eradicating it. In the report, it’s asserted that education is a key component for eliminating hunger and poverty and that agricultural education and training are fundamental for providing skills and for rural development. In the report the education theme is often faced in different contexts. At page 172 (Box 20) an example of the rural education and at page 266 a Literacy and Education table are also provided. The Education for Rural People literature is mentioned in the bibliography and is reflected in many parts of the report. ERP Coordination Unit contributed to the preparation of: "IFAD Rural Poverty Report 2011" where Education is considered one of the main pillars and cited 222 times.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
erp@fao.org
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IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION: A REFERENCE MANUAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
SWANSON BURTON E.
BENTZ ROBERT P
SOFRANKO ANDREW J.
FAO, ROME, 1997, pages 220
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English
This book addresses people involved in strategic planning, efficient management and scientific evaluation of problem-solving, demand-driven and needs-based agricultural extension programmes. It attempts to increase the cost effectiveness of agricultural extension programmes by providing the reader with conceptual, technical and operational methods and tools for strategic planning, efficient management and scientific evaluation of problem-solving, demand-driven and needs-based agricultural extension programmes.
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Related links
Sustainable Development Department- Extension Unit
http://www.fao.org/sd/kn3_en.htm



Contact: Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
sdre@fao.org

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IMPROVING TRAINING QUALITY. A TRAINER'S GUIDE TO EVALUATION        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
RAAB ROBERT T.
SWANSON BURTON E.
WENTLING TIM L.
FAO, ROME, 1991, pages 157
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English
This publication targets trainers in order to provide them with information on how to plan and design a training activity and to develop the necessary training support materials. It also gives assistance to trainers in identifying shortcomings in training activities and improving future training programmes.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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INCORPORATION NUTRITION CONSIDERATIONS INTO DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES:BRIEF FOR POLICY-MAKERS AND PROGRAMME PLANNERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
FAO NUTRITION PLANNING, ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION SERVICE
FAO, ROME, 2004
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English
This manual addresses policy-makers and programme planners in developing countries; its objective is to approach the causes of malnutrition from a multi sectoral/disciplinary perspectives aimed at providing long-term solutions. This advocacy document provides practical strategies for incorporating nutrition considerations into relevant development policies; it also provides health and nutrition workers with the know-how to advocate for nutrition at the policy level.
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Related links
Nutrition and Consumer Protection
http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/index_en.stm



Contact: Ms Janice Albert
Food and Nutrition Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Janice. Albert@fao.org

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INCREASING THE INVOLVEMENT OF YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT EUROPE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Secondary and vocational education         

FAO, ROME, 1998
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English
This publication addresses decision-makers with the aim of highlighting socio-economic and gender-related problems and policy issues regarding the status and role of rural youth in the EU; identifying existing mechanisms for increasing the involvement of youth in rural development; assessing the potential transfer of positive experiences from market economy countries with important rural sector to the ECTs. The attention of this study must be paid to community development in order to eliminate the problem of social exclusion of young men and women
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Related links
Women Active in Rural Development
http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/publi/women/broch_en.pdf
ACC- Youth Perspectives on Rural Development in Europe
http://www.acc.eu.org/SEEEMS/2364.asp



Contact: FAO regional Office for Europe
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153

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INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THEMES INTO AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND EXTENSION PROGRAMMES        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 1993
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English
French
This report underlines the increasing contribution of the part of agricultural education and extension programmes to global sustainable development. It addresses a wide variety of topics, including institutional capacities, roles and functions, policies and mandates, targets groups, faculty training, and funding and resource allocation. As such, the report is intended as a reference document on the current status and approaches to integrate environmental themes into agricultural programmes. It is an useful tool for policy makers.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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INTEGRATION OF POPULATION EDUCATION INTO PROGRAMMES FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL RURAL YOUTH: A REVIEW OF PILOT ACTIVITIES IN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA        
subjects:  Gender     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education          Teachers' training     
HEMRICH GÜNTER
FAO, ROME, 1996, pages 30
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English
This report targets policy-makers with the purpose of reviewing a series of pilot activities in population education in nine countries of Latin America, Africa and Asia under the inter-regional project "Integration of population education into programmes for out-of-school rural youth". The aim of this document is to identify project strengthens and weakness and to draw lessons from the diverse country experiences.
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Related links
ERIC Education and Resource Information Center
http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/



Contact: Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153

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INTEGRATION OF POPULATION EDUCATION INTO PROGRAMMES FOR RURAL YOUTH IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
FAO
FAO, ROME, 1990
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English
This report is part of the project Integration of Population Education into Programmes for Rural Youth in Low Income Countries" which aimed at reaching out of school rural youth with population education materials; it gives attention to the effects of rapid population growth and the need for responsible parenthood.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org
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INTERACTIVE TRAINING ON THE OPERATION OF THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION (ITORC)        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
_ FAO
FAO , ROME,
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English
This interactive training was developed by the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention with the goal of providing technical training to interested stakeholders for the implementation of the Convention. For each of the four key operational elements of the Rotterdam Convention a training course has been developed including an overview of the obligations and operational procedure of the Convention, an introduction to the standard forms to be completed and submitted by the DNA, and in-depth discussions on specific issues. Each course contains a case study that aims at providing practical hands on experience in the implementation of the individual operational procedures.
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Contact: Rosana Frattini
EC-FAO Food Security Information for Action programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
rosana.frattini@fao.org
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INTERVIEW WITH MS LAVINIA GASPERINI        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
GASPERINI LAVINIA
UN SYSTEM NETWORK ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD SECURIT, 2003
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at planners and educators on rural development. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The author presents a general framework of the Education for Rural People (ERP) FAO-UNESCO partnership, the key facts of the history that led FAO to launching ERP. The author illustrates what are the main objectives of the FAO-UNESCO partnership in support of Education for rural people and what are the most urgent needs that must be faced to address the needs of education in the rural world.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Biodiversity     Plants    
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Non-formal education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND _
INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE AND FAO, ROME,
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English
This module presents the International Treaty and its main components in the context of the broader legal framework governing crop diversity. It shows how the International Treaty has been set up to cope with global challenges such as food security, climate change and the loss of crop diversity. The module provides learners with key concepts and historical background, through lessons that are specifically designed for newcomers to the biodiversity policy area. This work constitutes a comprehensive introduction to the International Treaty. This module is tailored to the following learner groups: policy makers, farmers'organizations, plant breeders, Academia.
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Related links
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture web site
http://www.planttreaty.org/



Contact: International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and FAO
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
pgrfa-treaty@fao.org

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INTRODUCTION TO THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
_ FAO
FAO, ROME, 2007
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
Chinese
The course provides an introduction to the human right to adequate food. The principles and concept of right to adequate food are presented using concrete examples and scenarios. The course also provides an overview of the historical development of this human right and describes the rights, obligations and responsibilities of right-holders and duty-bearers of the right to food. This course provides an interactive self-paced learning environment
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Related links
Right to Food Portal
http://www.fao.org/righttofood/index_en.htm



Contact: Rosales Mauricio
Right to Food Unit
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
mauricio.rosales@fao.org

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INVESTING IN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF RURAL WOMEN"        
subjects:  Gender     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
ESKOLA TIINA
GASPERINI LAVINIA
FAO, ILO, IFAD, ROME, 2010
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English
Skills development is a key to improve rural productivity, employability and income-earning opportunities, enhancing food security and promoting environmentally sustainable rural development and livelihoods. Despite rural women’s major role in agriculture and other rural activities, higher barriers in education and training limit their opportunities and capacities to engage in more productive and remunerative work, perform managerial and leadership roles and participate fully in the development of their communities, and demand targeted action to dismantle them. This paper targets national authorities concerned with ensuring food safety and quality, stakeholders and groups or associations that influence national policy. This paper provide advice on strategies to strengthen rural girls’ and women’s opportunities for education and training.
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Related links
International Labour Organization (ILO)
http://www.ilo.org/global/lang--en/index.htm
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
http://www.ifad.org/



Contact: Maria Hartl: m.hartl@ifad.org, James Windell: skills@ilo.org
ERP Coordination Unit: erp@fao.org
FAO
Rome,Italy
viale delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org

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L'EDUCATION EN MATIÈRE DE POPULATION POUR LA JEUNESSE RURALE- LE CAS DU BURKINA FASO        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
FAO/FILLAP
FAO, ROME,
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French
This book targets stakeholders who operate in remote areas. It contains the results of a study conducted in four villages in Burkina Faso; it provides appropriate methods to modify knowledge, experiences in subject matters as population.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00157
erp@fao.org
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LAND AND PROPERTY RIGHTS JUNIOR FARMER FIELD AND LIFE SCHOOL (JFFLS) - FACILITATOR’S GUIDE        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Education and Training Planning Tools     Soil and land rights    
levels and types of education: Primary education     Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education    
FAO ILO
FAO, ROME, 2010
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English
The module contributes to the JFFLS approach by helping the students acquire the knowledge, skills and values they need to be able to build their future and in the specific in knowing and protecting their land, property and human rights and the rights of others. In this way, JFFLS participants can contribute to building a culture of rights in their communities and environments. Secure property rights are central to any effort to address inequality, poverty, vulnerability to food insecurity and sustainable development in general. The JFFLS programme, especially its life skills component, is an excellent channel for introducing the topic of land and property rights to young people. Learning about land and property rights will help students understand the impact that gender inequality in land and property rights can have on people’s livelihoods and food security, and the role that these rights can play in building and strengthening livelihoods and in reducing poverty. This module is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners.
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Related links
Food, Agriculture & Decent Work
http://www.fao-ilo.org/fao-ilo-home/en/?no_cache=1



Contact: Djeddah, Carol
ESW
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Carol.Djeddah@fao.org

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LANDMARK SURVEY TRACKS DECADE OF CHANGES IN INDIA        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
HIBLER MICHELLE
THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE (IDRC), 2012
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English
In recent decades, the Indian government launched a number of policies and programs to improve elementary education and access to it. Among them, a National Policy on Education in 1986 was followed by Operation Blackboard to improve facilities. The 42-district District Primary Education Programme of 1994, aimed at universalizing primary education, had spread to 272 districts in 18 states by 2000. This paper is a tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators, policy-makers, and planners.
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Contact: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Ottawa, ON,Canada
150 Kent Street
info@idrc.ca
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LAUNCHING A NEW FLAGSHIP ON EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2003
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This paper presents the Partnership on Education for Rural People. The initiative seeks to address rural-urban disparities, which are a serious concern to governments and the international community as a whole. About 70 per cent of the poor live in rural areas. Despite the fact that education is a basic right in itself and an essential prerequisite for reducing poverty, improving the living conditions of rural people and building a food-secure world, children's access to education in rural areas is still much lower than in urban areas, adult illiteracy is much higher and quality of education is poorer.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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LE PROJET « EDUCATION POUR TOUS » DANS UN CONTEXTE RURAL AU SÉNÉGAL         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
BARONIO SILVIA
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This study is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This study analises the causes and the conditions of education for rural people in a secondary boarding school located in Yene (Senegal). Since education has a direct impact on poverty and hunger, this reseach is a contribution to sharing knowledge within the framework of the Education for Rural Peopel flagship (ERP) led by FAO which aims at contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals One and Two. The study describes the educational activities and dynamics of the boarding school. Moreover the study describes the connections between ERP, Education for All initiative (EFA) and the Senegalese Ministry of Education programme in the context of this rural school.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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LES CLASSES MULTIGRADES: UNE CONTRIBUTION AU DÉVELOPPEMENT DE LA SCOLARISATION EN MILIEU RURAL AFRICAIN        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
BRUNSWIC ETIENNE
VALÉRIEN JEAN
UNESCO, PARIS, 2003
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English
This book is a useful tool for teachers in rural areas. It illustrates the state of the art of multigrad classes with single teachers in the world over the last fifty years. The authors identify also the factors of failure or success of the multigrad teaching. In this book, education planners will find a coherent, flexible and realistic set of measures to strengthen education in rural areas, particularly in the French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa.
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Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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LES ONG FRANÇAISES ET LE PROGRAMME FAO/UNESCO EDUCATION POUR LES POPULATIONS RURALES (EPR)        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Non-formal education         
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2005
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This document is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for NGOs, university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The document provides an overview on the initiatives undertaken by French NGOs in the area of basic education for rural people in Africa. As the survey results illustrate, 57 of the 70 French NGOs contacted confirmed that not only do they consider the important role that Education for Rural People has to play throughout the entire development process, but that they also incorporate its elements into their projects.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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LIVELIHOODS ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2009
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This training package targets agricultural extension agents and trainers in rural areas. This course introduces the concept of livelihoods and the components of the livelihoods framework. It also provides guidance on assessing livelihoods in different food security contexts and on selecting and interpreting livelihoods indicators.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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MAGNITUDE OF SOCIAL DISPARITIES IN PRIMARY EDUCATION IN AFRICA: GENDER, GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION, AND FAMILY INCOME IN THE CONTEXT OF EDUCATION FOR ALL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
MINGAIT ALAIN
FAO, ROME, 2004
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English
The paper is recommended to all those, practitioners, development workers and researchers, committed to achieve poverty reduction, food security and universal primary education. The paper was presented at a joint UNICEF-World Bank Conference organized in June 2003 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It is a contribution to the achievement of the universal primary education and especially to the efforts to improve the rate of primary education of rural dwellers and girls in particular. Here lies the priority for action for all those committed in achieving MDGs One and Two. Besides it explores the issues of disparity focusing on gender, geographical location (urban/rural and family income) and on the characteristics of the populations that will need to be included . The study, based on quantitative and qualitative analysis, indicates that disparities in primary schooling between urban and rural areas (in favor of urban dwellers) are on average two to three times greater than those existing between boys and girls (in favor of boys).
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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MAKE LEARNING EASIER. A GUIDE FOR IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING MATERIALS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              

FAO, ROME, 1990, pages 26
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English
This booklet targets FAO staff and counterparts, national and international institutions, non governmental agencies and individuals concerned with the improvement of teaching and learning from agricultural and rural development. It provides guidelines for improving the quality of educational and training publications, focusing on the educational methodology and process of developing, and producing materials for more efficient use by both trainers and trainees. The main objective is to mark practical suggestions for developing pedagogically appropriate materials for use in training programmes and activities.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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MALAWIS' RURAL ADOLESCENT GIRLS EDUCATION         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Trees and Forests         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
VALENTINI ANDREA
FAO, ROME,
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
There is a very close link between the Education for Rural People (ERP) flagship partnership objectives which has rural people at the center of its mission, and the development projects in Malawi carried on by various UN agencies and NGO’s. Despite a decade of free primary education in Malawi, the number of girls dropping out of school continues to outstrip that of boys, according to a new report from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). This article, stemming from a direct experience in the field, between June and September 2004 in some Malawian Rural Schools, provides unbiased overviews and opinions of a UNICEF volunteer on the Education problems affecting Rural Adolescent Girls, together with some suggestions on appropriate strategies to solve them. The mission was developed in the Chikwawa District, in the Southern part of Malawi, near Zomba. The reader will find inside a lot of updated information on the educational situation in Malawi. All these data are based on oral interviews in the field.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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MARKETS ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2009
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This training package targets agricultural extension agents and trainers in rural areas. The course illustrates how markets operate and how they relate to, and affect, food security and vulnerable households. It describes market components and how they function, and introduces some of the methods and indicators used to assess markets for improving food security analysis.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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MDG GOOD PRACTICES (2010)        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT GROUP _
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English
Good practices presented in this publication have sought to address specific constraints and challenges in achieving the Goals, in each country’s context. The publication provides evidence on different approaches to achieving the MDGs and the importance of recognizing the synergies between these and the Internationally Agreed Development Goals. Some case studies may be similar while others may serve as technical references for development practitioners. They show that, even under resource-constrained circumstances, there are innovative ways of overcoming obstacles to accelerate progress. This book is an useful tool for planners and people involved in planning education.
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Related links
MDG Good Practices Database!
http://www.undg-policynet.org/?q=node/42


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MDGS AND SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. CHALLENGES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE (ERP)        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education          Secondary and vocational education    
GASPERINI LAVINIA
AVILA MARCELINO
FAO, ROME, 2005
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This paper was presented at the Ministerial Seminar on Education for Rural People in Africa: Policy Lessons, Options and Priorities, 7–9 September 2005, Addis Ababa. This paper emphasizes the need for a strong specific focus on rural people and argues that education is the most effective way to empower the rural poor to get out of poverty and to ensure that the MDGs targets are met in sub-Saharan Africa. The paper provides empirical data on the human development situation and trends for rural people of the region.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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METHODS TO MONITOR THE HUMAN RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD. VOLUME 1        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Teachers' training          
FAO _
ROME , 2008
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English
The volume intends to provide practical guidance and advice in establishing priorities and in implementing ways to promote, protect and fulfil the right to adequate food. This volume attempts to contribute to a common understanding of what rights-focused monitoring and rights-based monitoring mean. It is a training tool for educators on rural development, and people responsible for planning and monitoring food security, nutrition and poverty reduction policy. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors.
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Contact: Barbara Ekwall
Right to Food Unit
Agricultural and Development Economics Division
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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METHODS TO MONITOR THE HUMAN RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD. VOLUME II        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
FAO _
ROME, 2008
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English
The aim of this volume is highly practical and provides a detailed overview of the most current and relevant methodological and operational information related to monitoring the right to adequate food. Information regarding specific methods are provided, explained and summarised. In most cases, the methods included are already being applied in more general monitoring of food security, nutrition and poverty reduction. The primary target users are responsible for planning and monitoring food security, nutrition, and poverty reduction policy. It is also a useful tool for educators on rural development.
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Contact: FAO
Rome,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
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MODERNIZING NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SYSTEMS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR POLICY-MAKERS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES        
subjects:  Communication     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Non-formal education         
QAMAR KALIM
FAO, ROME, 2005
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English
This publication is for extension personnel, trainers, policy-makers who would like to refresh their knowledge of the concept of extension. This publication introduces the framework for determining the need for extension reform and also guidelines for modernizing national extension systems. Extension is a function of providing need- and demand-based knowledge and skills to rural men, women and youth in a non-formal, participatory manner, with the objective of improving their quality of life. Since most of the target population is adult, extension commonly applies the principles of adult education to educational approaches and materials to enhance learning. Extension is essentially education, although it falls outside formal education systems, and as such, aims at bringing about positive behavioural changes among those targeted.
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Contact: Riccardo Del Castello
NRRR
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Riccardo.delcastello@fao.org
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MOZAMBICO: EDUCAZIONE E SVILUPPO RURALE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
GASPERINI LAVINIA
LAVORO/ISCOS, ROME, 1989
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Spanish
Italian
Portuguese
This book addresses teachers and people involved in planning education. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It analyses the capacity of the Mozambique's pedagogical system, that was built after the independence, in preparing young people to work, particularly in agricultural field, in order to stop the exodus from rural area to the cities, and so to contribute to the promotion of the rural development.
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Related links
Moçambique para todos; Citation
http://typo3.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/ERP/docs2010/news2010/Mocambique.doc



Contact: Lavinia Gasperini
Education Group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
lavinia.gasperini@fao.org

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MULTILATERAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS ON AGRICULTURE. A RESOURCE MANUAL         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
_ FAO
ROME, 2000
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English
This manual is an useful tool for those who have responsibility for implementing the WTO agreements or who will be involved in the new negotiations. This manual explains the basic concepts of the WTO Agreements which most directly affect agriculture and provides other information relevant for better understanding and assessing the implications for national policies of the WTO Agreements as well as their possible impact on the agricultural economies. The Manual also takes into account ongoing work of relevance to trade and natural resources management, as well as environmental and ethical concerns.
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Contact: Maetz Materne
Technical Cooperation Department
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Maetz.Materne @fao.org
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NUTRITIONAL STATUS ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
EC-FAO FOOD SECURITY INFORMATION FOR ACTION PROGRAMME _
FAO,
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English
This module was developed for planners, policy formulators and programme managers who are involved in monitoring progress in poverty reduction, and meeting food security goals and targets. This course covers the basic concepts of malnutrition, describes how nutritional status is assessed, and identifies the most commonly used nutrition indicators. The duration is approximately 3,5 hours. This module is a computer-based distance learning resource accessible on CD and via the Internet and is mainly designed for self-paced learning, with no personal instruction. It uses the latest instructional methods in e-learning.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action Programme
http://www.foodsecinfoaction.org/News/index.htm
More Distance Learning Courses from FAO
http://www.imarkgroup.org



Contact: Information for action programme
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING SERIES         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Teachers' training          
WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE (ICRAF), NAIROBI, 2004
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This series of handbooks targets practitioners in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and it covers the key roles and functions of ODL systems from the practitioner's perspective. The purpose is to give teachers, instructional designers and writers advice and guidance about their tasks, functions and roles. It also presents suggestions for planning and writing learning materials.
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Planning and Implementing Open and Distance Learning Systems: A Handbook for Decision Makers
English
Creating Learning Materials for Open and Distance Learning (ODL): A Handbook for Authors and Instructional Designers
English

Related links
world agroforestry centre
http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org



Contact: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE (ICRAF)
Nairobi,Kenya
P.O.Box 30709
ILRI-Kenya@cgiar.org

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PARTICIPATORY COMMUNICATION STRATEGY DESIGN: A HANDBOOK        
subjects:  Communication     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
MEFALOPULOS PAOLO
KAMLONGERA CHRIS
FAO, ROME, 2004, pages 111
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English
This handbook targets policy makers, governmental organizations, NGOs who are involved in the implementation and management of strategies for development purposes based on the results of the field Participatory Rural Communication Appraisal (PRCA). The methodology outlines ways of involving people in the decision-making processes that may lead to effective communication planning and action to improve their livelihood. This publication specifies the requirements for effective use of communication approaches, techniques, media, materials and methods among rural communities.
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Related links
Sustainable Development Department
http://www.fao.org/



Related articles
PARTICIPATORY RURAL COMMUNICATION APPRAISAL :Starting with the People
http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/y5793e/y5793e00.htm

Contact: Communication for Development Group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
sdre@fao.org

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PARTICIPATORY CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION. A TRAINING GUIDE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
ROGERS ALAN
TAYLOR PETER
LINDLEY WILLIAM I.
FAO, ROME, 2002, pages 153
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English
French
Spanish
This training guide targets teachers, administrators or researchers engaged in agricultural education and training, as well as planners and administrators in Ministry of Agriculture Training Divisions. It explores the reasons and methods for involving these stakeholders in the development of curricula at three different levels: determining the aims and goals of the programme and courses; setting the learning objectives and designing the learning activities by which these objectives are to be achieved.
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Related links
FAO - SD Dimensions
http://www.fao.org/sd/index_en.htm



Contact: William I. Lindley
Extension, Education and Communicaiton Service
Research, Extension and Training Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153

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PARTICIPATORY CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT STUDY: A TRAINING GUIDE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
ROGERS ALAN
TAYLOR PETER
FAO, ROME, 2002
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English
This manual is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This manual is the result of collaboration between the University of Reading, United Kingdom and FAO. It seeks to help those engaged in agricultural education and training to identify the stakeholders for their own programmes. It explores the reasons and methods for involving these stakeholders in the development of curricula at three different levels: determining the aims and goals of the program and courses; setting the learning objectives (in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes, the so-called "KSA approach" to curriculum development); and designing the learning activities by which these objectives are to be achieved. The manual also outlines the implications of involving outsiders in curriculum development processes.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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PARTICIPATORY ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Soil and land rights     Trees and Forests    
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
WENTLING TIM L.
ADHIKARYA RONNY
TEOH CHYE-HEAN
FAO, ROME, 2001, pages 232
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English
This publication targets professionals, agencies and/or countries who are interested in initiating environment education training (EET) activities. This publication is intended to document the experiences of a network of professionals as they pursued the concept of environment protection through education and training of personnel in the agriculture sector. Members of this network, mainly master trainers from eight institutions in six countries, engaged in participatory curriculum development, testing and implementation of a systematic form of education and training that fitted their particular situation.
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Related links
FAO - SDR
http://www.fao.org/sd/kn4_en.htm



Contact: SDR
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153

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PARTICIPATORY PROJECT FORMULATION         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     E-learning         

FAO, ROME, 2006
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English
This participatory project formulation targets stakeholders interested in participatory approaches and methods in support of sustainable rural livelihoods and food security. The aim is to teach participants how to apply the different approaches and methods for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects, in order to increase their level of knowledge, influence and control over their own livelihoods, including development initiatives affecting them.
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Related links





Contact: Bonnal Jean
SDAR
SDA
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
jean.bonnal@fao.org

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION GUIDE. ASSESSING COMPETENCY-BASED TRAINING IN AGRICULTURE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
FAO, ROME, 1995, pages 218
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English
This guide describes a generic methodological approach for conducting performance evaluations of skill-oriented, competency-based agricultural training. It provides concepts, principles, techniques and illustrative examples of performance evaluation methods to facilitate trainers in developing their own performance evaluation instruments. The purpose of the book is to improve the process, method, materials, delivery and impact of training activities. This guide is intended for managers, planners, evaluators and trainers of agricultural training programmes.
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Related links
Research and Extension Division
http://www.fao.org/nr/ext/ext_en.htm



Contact: FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153

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PRACTICAL SUBJECTS IN BASIC EDUCATION. RELEVANCE AT LAST OR SECOND RATE EDUCATION? LESSONS FROM 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
BERGMANN HERBERT
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This paper was presented at the "Aid Agencies Workshop Education for Rural People: Targeting the Poor" (Rome, December 2002). The teaching of practical skills in basic education and school garden practices have been experimented for years in many parts of the world. With almost forty years of direct experience in these areas,the author provides a brief analysis of the different approaches, lessons learned and suggestions for improving upon the relevance of these activities. The first priority in educating rural people is to teach rural children, youth and adults the essential learning tools (such as literacy, oral expression, and arithmetic); school gardens should not overshadow such key objectives or create unrealistic expectations.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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PREPARATION FOR LIFE AND WORK        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education     Teachers' training     
PHILIP STABBACK DAKMARA GEORGESCU
ELMEHDI AG-MUPHTAH KLAUS JAHN
PHILIPPE DE CASTRO
GTZ AND IBE UNESCO: INTERNATIONAL BUREAU OF EDUCATION, 2008
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English
This study is a useful tool for teachers in rural areas but also for planners, educators on rural development, and managers of agricultural education. The study provided the ADEA Biennale (2008) with an insight into possible effective strategies for reinforcing the links between school, life and the world of work in post-primary education (lower secondary) in Sub-Saharan African countries by encouraging integration into the curricula of life-related aspects and dimensions thus developing students’ competencies for life and work. The contributors to this study are: the International Bureau of Education (IBE UNESCO) and GTZ.
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Related links
GTZ
http://www.gtz.de/de/



Contact: klaus jahn
GTZ AND IBE UNESCO: INTERNATIONAL BUREAU OF EDUCATION
Eschborn ,Germany
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5
E klaus.jahn@gtz.de

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PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE: RETHINKING HIGHER AGRICULTURE EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE ASIA PACIFIC        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
APEAEN FAO
2008
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English
In this book you will find good practices in the field of education for agriculture and environment in Asia presented at APEAEN (Asia Pacific Association of Educators In Agriculture Education and Environment) conference. The volume contains also models in the context of climate change and global environment very useful for dealing with this change. The good practices were based on experiences documented from 12 countries represented. This volume is addressed to universities and colleges students and also to educators on rural development, and planners.
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Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRRR
FAO - APEAEN
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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PRIMARY SCHOOL AGRICULTURE : WHAT CAN IT REALISTICALLY ACHIEVE?        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
RIEDMILLER SIBYLLE
FAO, ROME, 2002
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English
This paper is a training tool for teachers, educators on rural development. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This study was published in "Entwicklung und Laendlicher Raum" on july 2002. According to the author, "school gardening" has often been understood as manual work in the school garden, without educational or social aims. The author promotes a sustainable and more comprehensive approach to agriculture in school which combines educational, socio-political and economic objectives. She is concerned about the "pathology" of school gardening which some critics have called child-labour exploitation or punishment. This refers to situations in which pupils have no control over their crops and no tangible benefits, when proceeds are appropriated by teachers as an additional income, or used by schools for miscellaneous expenses. For these reasons, agricultural labour in schools has often been viewed unfavourably by parents and communities. This article highlights the strengths and the constraints of agriculture in primary schools and provides sound insight on how to overcome the pathology of weak practices.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN FORESTAL        
subjects:  Trees and Forests     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Primary education     Teachers' training          
IZQUIERDO WILSON
VELAZCO GONZALES TELÉSFORO
MINISTERIO DE EDUCACIÓN DEL PERÚ, LIMA, 1993, pages 254
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Spanish
The document was developed for primary school teachers as a support to implement forest and environmental education in their schools. Originally developed for a Forestry and Ecology Education Programme executed by FAO in the Peruvian highlands, it describes all basic activities in establishing and managing school tree nurseries, how to produce tree plants in these nurseries and how to establish a school plantation.
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Related links
FAO Forestry Deaprtment
http://www.fao.org/forestry/en/



Contact: Pieter Van Lierop
Forest Resources Development Service
Forestry Department
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
pieter.vanlierop@fao.org

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PROJECT FODEPAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: E-learning              
FAO _
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Spanish
FODEPAL is an e-learning international cooperation project for managers, formulators and policy-makers. It aims at promoting food security, sustainable rural development, management of natural resources and international agriculture trade. The project has been developed by the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Related links
EASYPol On-line materials for policy making
http://www.fao.org/easypol/output/



Contact: Proyecto FODEPAL - Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe
FAO REGIONAL OFFICE FOR LATIN AMERICA
Santiago,Chile
Avenida Dag Hammarskjold, 3241, Vitacura
rlc-fodepal@fao.org

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REACHING THE HEARTHS AND MINDS        
subjects:  HIV/AIDS     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
QAMAR KALIM
WAHBA AHMED G.
FAO, ROME, 2006
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English
This interesting piece of development literature serves as technical guidance for agricultural extension services in many countries. This illustrated book written in the rural Egyptian context depicts how extension workers in Egypt have educated farmers in the fields of population growth and environmental pollution in rural areas. It represents the first attempt in presenting the story of a project in a fiction style, which is obviously far more reader friendly than a conventional technical report.
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Contact: Preissing John
NRRR
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
John.Preissing@fao.org
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REDUCING CHILDREN’S FOOD INSECURITY THROUGH PRIMARY EDUCATION FOR RURAL MOTHERS:THE CASE OF MOZAMBIQUE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
BURCHI F.
DE MURO P.
ROME, 2009
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English
Many studies in different low-income countries showed that mother’s schooling has a significant positive impact on child nutrition. This study investigates the direct contribution that mother’s schooling provides to child food security. It analyses the life-skills (e.g. processing information concerning nutrition, health, and hygiene) and productive skills (professional abilities) that are the most relevant channels through which mother’s schooling indirectly contributes to ensure children food security. This research focuses on rural households living in Mozambique. The analysis has carried out using data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) 2003 on 4,776 rural children with an age below 60 months. The study is of special interest to school teachers and rural development specialists. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the education sectors.
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Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRRR
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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REFORMING HIGHER AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS. THE CASE OF THE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AT MONTERREY TEACH        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
ZERTUCHE MANUEL
FAO AND UNESCO-IIEP, ROME, 2005, pages 63
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It aims at making a contribution towards the reform process of higher agricultural education in Mexico and elsewhere. The book describes a broad reform process undertaken by the School of Agriculture of Monterrey Teach, to face challenges such as technological change, environmental degradation, and the growing demand for new skills in agriculture-related sectors.
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Related links
Education for Rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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REGULATIONS, STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION FOR AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS. A PRACTICAL MANUAL FOR PRODUCERS AND EXPORTERS IN EAST AFRICA        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
COULIBAY AÏCHA L.
LIU PASCAL
FAO, 2006, pages 48
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English
This manual addresses producers and exporters in East Africa. It aims at providing them information related to regulations of main import countries, information on major certification programmes, contacts where more information on import regulations and certification schemes can be found. The purpose of this book is to facilitate the adoption of sustainable farming practices by producers and encouraging the certification let them to benefit from the market opportunities.
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Contact: Pascal Liu
Commodities and Trade Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Pascal.Liu@fao.org
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REPORT OF THE CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE: FOOD SECURITY, AGRICULTURAL COMPETITIVENESS AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
OXENHAM JOHN
FAO, ROME, 2006
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English
This report is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This report attempts to draw out the main issues and themes discussed during the Caribbean Conference on Education for Rural People: Food Security, Agricultural Competitiveness and Sustainable Livelihoods. The Conference is the latest of the series organised under the joint FAO/UNESCO flagship, Education for Rural People, (ERP) and its aim is to contribute to the achievement –particularly for rural people- of the first three Millennium Development Goals: [1] the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger; [2] the achievement of universal primary education; and [3] the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women. This conference focused on what the three goals and the special concern for rural people imply for the countries of the Caribbean, most of them small island states.
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Contact: ERP
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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REPORT OF THE SENSITISATION WORKSHOP ON RURAL RADIO FOR POLICY AND DECISION MAKERS IN EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Communication         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2006
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English
This report presents the main outcome of the workshop held in Lilongwe, Malawi in April 2005. It presents also a proposed action plan for future work as suggested by the workshop. This workshop followed the findings of two studies on training needs for rural radio in Africa (1999 and 2000). The results of the two studies showed that there was a need for training in Rural Radio in the Eastern and Southern Africa region where no school in Rural Radio exists. This report is a useful tool to sensitize policy and decision makers on the status of rural radio and its practitioners in East and Southern Africa. It is also useful for university professors, researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors.
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Contact: Riccardo Del castello
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
riccardo.delcastello@fao.org
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REPORT ON ENHANCEMENT OF FARM YOUTH NETWORK FOR AGRICULTURAL CAREER 2001        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
DAPATMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND COOPERATIVES
FAO, BANGKOK, 2002
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This publication targets policy-makers and those who are involved in rural youth development. It is based on the report of various activities conducted in the framework of the project “Enhancement of Farm Youth Network for Agricultural Career” aimed at increasing productivity and work opportunity in the agricultural sector. The project proposes training, programmes exchanging and workshops to introduce farm youth to a wide range of agriculture related activities, and provides essential knowledge to prepare them for self-development.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and Extension Diviison
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org
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REPORTING FOOD SECURITY INFORMATION        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2006
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English
The target audience of this useful tool are planners, policy formulators and programme managers. This course provides guidance in designing, writing and increasing the impact of food security reports in different contexts. It helps to determine the most appropriate ways to organize the information and the most suitable language for presenting it. It also explains how to review the work to make sure it is effective and error-free.
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Contact: Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org
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RESEARCH AND EXTENSION PORTAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
FAO _
ROME, 2006
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English
French
Spanish
This portal provides a gateway to sound information on research, technology, extension and their linkages in order to enable decision-makers, research institutes, extension services and regulatory bodies in order to make decisions. The portal has been created by an Interdepartamental Working Group of FAO focused on Research and Extension (IDGW-R&E). Its members are experts with extensive experience in agriculture, fisheries, forestry, sustainable development, economics, information management, information systems and other related areas.
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Contact: Interdepartmental Working Group on Research and Extension
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
SDRR-portal@fao.org
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REVISITING GARDEN BASED LEARNING IN BASIC EDUCATION: PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS, HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS, BEST PRACTICES AND PRODUCTS, IMPACTS, OUTCOMES        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
DESMOND D.
GRIESHOP J.
SUBRAMANIAM A.
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The book is a helpful summary of history, theories, literature, experiences and lessons learned about Garden based learning programs (GBL), specifically for basic education. The document first defines garden based learning and describes how GBL is integrated within educational programmes in both formal and non-formal settings. From the history and the theories of GBL, authors develop how garden based learning is inspired by the concepts of learning-by-doing, project based learning, real world learning and child-centred learning.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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REVISITING GARDEN-BASED LEARNING IN BASIC EDUCATION        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Secondary and vocational education         
DESMOND DANIEL
GRIESHOP JAMES
SUBRAMANIAM AARTI
FAO AND UNESCO-IIEP, ROME AND PARIS, 2004
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English
This publication presents the results of specific evaluations of selected garden-based programmes around the world. It traces the history of garden-based learning, describing the philosophy and underlying theoretical framework of the approach. The aim of this review is stimulating critical reflection and create an international dialogue that will contribute to the creation of sustainable communities.
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Related links
Education for Rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org

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RURAL EDUCATION WITH NORWAY AS A CASE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
KAREN BRIT FELDBERG,
CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION- LINS OSLO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, ROME, 2007
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English
In developing countries the majority of people still live in rural areas. They are typically among the poorest people in the society. Any education system that does not take this into account will not answer to the main problem of poverty reduction. The agricultural output of many Countries is low and with low growth rates compared to other sectors in society. This was also the case in Norway a hundred years ago. The situation in the country gradually changed, and, as we know, Norway is no longer a poor country. There are of course many reasons for this change and history cannot be replicated. But this book draw some parallels from the situation in Norway at the beginning of the 19th century to the situation in African countries today that could be worth looking into, concerning rural education and the impact it had on poverty reduction and on the standards of living for the rural population.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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RURAL POVERTY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
BERTOLINI PAOLA
MONTANARI MARCO
ROME, 2008
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Italian
The paper (in Italian) represents a first tentative analysis of the phenomenon of rural poverty in the European Union's regions. In the first part, the paper discusses the problem of defining rural areas and examines the indicators used for international comparisons, notably the OECD definition, which provides the most widely used classification of rurality. Afterwards, we propose a different typology of rural and non-rural areas, based on population density and the share of employment in agriculture. Three categories of regions ("Predominantly Urban", "Intermediate" and "Predominantly Rural") are identified and then compared with regard to the following socio-economic aspects: income, demography, education and labour market. The analysis includes the whole EU-27 territory at NUTS3 level and uses EUROSTAT data, supplemented in some cases by national data. The conclusions of the paper underline the relevance of the rural poverty phenomenon in Europe. This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors.
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Contact: Paola bertolini
Dipartimento di Economia Politica
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Modena,Italy
Via Berengario 51 41100
paola.bertolini@unimore.it
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RURAL POVERTY REPORT 2011: NEW REALITIES, NEW CHALLENGES: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR TOMORROW'S GENERATION        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
IFAD - INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT _
IFAD - INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, ROME, 2010
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English
There are today approximately one billion poor rural people in the world. Yet there are good reasons for hope that rural poverty can be reduced substantially, if new opportunities for rural growth are nurtured, and the risk environment improved. This report identifies an agenda for action around a broad approach to rural growth, which needs to be appropriated and adapted to different countries’ needs and local contexts. However, the report also makes it clear that implementing this agenda requires ‘joined-up’ government across different ministries, and a breaking down of some traditional distinctions between social and economic policies and programmes. It also requires a collective effort, including new partnerships and accountabilities, and new ways of working between governments, the private sector, civil society and rural people’s organizations, with the international development community playing a supporting or facilitating role as needed. If all of these stakeholders want it enough, rural poverty can be substantially reduced. What is at stake is not only improving the present for one billion rural people and the prospects for food security for all, but also the rural world and the opportunities within it that tomorrow’s rural generation will inherit. This report is of special interest to rural development specialists and planners.
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Related links
IFAD web site
http://www.ifad.org



Contact: _
IFAD
Rome,Italy
Via Paolo di Dono, 44, 00142
ifad@ifad.org

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR RURAL PEOPLE: A RENEWED CHALLENGE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
FAO _
UNESCO, GENEVA, 2005
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This book took advantage of the Working Group for International Co-operation in Skills Development to explore the experiences of several agencies in this field and to discuss plans by the World Bank for new research in this area. The book synthesises the discussion papers, a review of current approaches to rural skills development of bilateral and multilateral agencies.
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Related links
Working Group for International Cooperation in Skills Development
http://www.norrag.org/wg/
Norrag; Citastion
http://typo3.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/ERP/docs2010/news2010/Norrag.doc



Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR RURAL PEOPLE: A RENEWED CHALLENGE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
_ _
WORKING GROUP FOR INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, GENEVA, 2005
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at planners and educators on rural development. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The main inputs of the eleventh Working Group for International Co-operation in Skills Development meeting (Rome 2005) that had as an objective the issue of education for rural people are synthesised in this book, together with a review of current approaches to rural skills development of bilateral and multilateral agencies. The Working Group took advantage to explore the experiences of several agencies in the education for rural people field and to discuss plans for new research in this area.
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Related links
Working Group for International Co-operation in Skills Development
http://www.norrag.org/wg



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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SOCIAL COMMUNICATION IN NUTRITION: A METHODOLOGY FOR INTERVENTION        
subjects:  Communication     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Education and Training Planning Tools    
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education         
ANDRIEN MICHEL
FAO, ROME, 1994, pages 107
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English
French
Spanish
Portuguese
This guideline on nutrition targets professionals in charge of planning and implementation of interventions of communication in food and nutrition. It has been developed in order to provide methodological orientations and practical know-how; a very strong element of this handbook is that each chapter presents theoretical component along with several examples of field activities.
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Related links
Sustainable Development Department
http://www.fao.org/
Agriculture Department
http://www.fao.org/ag/default.htm
Agriculture, Biosecurity, Nutrition Protection Department
http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/index_en.stm

Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Nutrition Programme
Food Policy and Nutrition
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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STRATEGY OPTIONS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE.        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 1991
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English
Increasing food production can be achieved by raising productivity levels through the application of improved agricultural education and production technologies. Research and education (formal and non) need to be intensified in order to develop and convey appropriate agricultural technologies to farm producers. Agricultural colleges and universities should be on the front line of the battle to feed the world’s population in an equitable manner. The report points out the achievements and current problems affecting Higher Education in agriculture in developing and developed countries. It suggests strategy options for action to improve impact and efficiency of agricultural universities, colleges and faculties. Particular attention is given to five areas: (1) development or policies for higher education in agriculture; (2) design of programmes for teaching, research and extension/public service; (3) specific issues confronting Institutions of higher education In agriculture: (4) Institutional management (Including the management of programmes and resources) and (5) the role of FAO, other International organizations and donor agencies in support of higher education in agriculture. This report is an useful tool for policy makers.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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STRATÉGIES POUR L'ENSEIGNEMENT ET LA FORMATION AGRICOLES EN AFRIQUE ANGLOFOBE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 1992
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French
Spanish
This report is the result of a roundtable held by FAO with CIRDAFRICA in Arusha Tanzania in 1992. This report underlines the increasing contribution of the part of education and training programmes to rural and agricultural sustainable development and makes the status of the situation in Anglophone Africa. It is an useful tool for policy makers.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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STRATÉGIES POUR L’ENSEIGNEMENT ET LA FORMATION AGRICOLES AUX NIVEAUX SUPÉRIEUR ET MOYEN EN ASIE ET DANS LE PACIFIQUE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 1992
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French
Spanish
This report is the result of a roundtable held by FAO in Bangkok, Thailand. This report examines current status and approaches of agricultural education and training programmes in the region, the relationship between formal and non formal education systems in Asia. It suggests strategy options for action to improve impact and efficiency of education and training in the region. It is an useful tool for policy makers.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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SUSTAINABLE LEARNING         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2006
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English
French
This distance learning course presents the different sides of the education for rural people and their links with Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD). It therefore tries to show the need of a basic education, which includes agricultural education, and of the use of different types of education to satisfy all the needs of the rural population.
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Related links
SARD Initiative
http://www.fao.org/wssd/sard/SARD0_en.htm



Contact: Jean Bonnal
SARD initiative
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
jean.bonnal@fao.org

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SYSTÈMES DE PRODUCTION, REVENUS ET PRATIQUES DE SCOLARISATION DES AGRICULTEURS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
DU DÉVELOPPEMENT (DGCID) DIRECTION GÉNÉRALE DE LA COOPÉRATION INTERNATIONALE ET
2008
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French
This study focuses on three regions in Senegal: the zone of Kolda, The Ferlo, the Terres Neuves. The analysis carried out using demographic and economic data in these regions shows the impact of family economic situation on the rural children education. The study has been prepared for planners, educators on rural development, and planners.
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Contact: Education for Rural People group
DIRECTION GÉNÉRALE DE LA COOPÉRATION INTERNATIONALE ET DU DÉVELOPPEMENT (DGCID)
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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TACKLING HAZARDOUS CHILD LABOUR IN AGRICULTURE: GUIDANCE ON POLICY AND PRACTICE (TOOLKIT)        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training          
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION - ILO _
2006
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English
This toolkit has been designed to indicate what child labour is, which the aim of the progressive elimination of all its forms worldwide. The toolkit contains five guidebooks: Guidebook 1: User guide, including background policy information Guidebook 2: An overview of child labour in agriculture Guidebook 3: Eliminating hazardous child labour in agriculture Guidebook 4: Initiatives to tackle hazardous child labour in agriculture Guidebook 5: Training resources for Guidebooks 1-4. To supplement the five Guidebooks, additional information on tackling hazardous child labour is provided on a CD-ROM. This toolkit is a useful tool for teachers in rural areas but also for planners, educators on rural development and managers of agricultural education.
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Related links
International Labour Organization (ILO)
http://www.ilo.org/



Related articles
Youth Employment
http://www.fao-ilo.org/fao-ilo-youth/en/

Contact: Loretta de Luca
deLuca@ilo.org

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TARGETING        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2009
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English
This training package is a useful tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at policy makers and planners. The course illustrates the basic principles related to the design, evaluation and monitoring of targeting systems. It also provides examples of how targeting principles can be applied both in emergency and longer-term food security contexts.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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TARGETING FOR NUTRITION IMPROVEMENT RESOURCE FOR ADVANCING NUTRITIONAL WELL-BEING        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              

FAO, ROME, 2001, pages 106
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English
French
The book targets all those who make decisions about incorporating targeting into programmes to improve nutrition. This publication provides an introduction from the nutrition perspective to the basic issues considerations and methods of targeting; it also offers a review of types of targeted programmes most commonly used to improve nutrition.
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Related links
Agriculture, Biosecurity, Nutrition & Consumer Protection Department
http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/nutrition/national_targeting_en.stm
MSU Agricultural Economics
http://aec.msu.edu/fs2/tsni/index.htm



Contact: Nutrition Planning, Assessment and Evaluation Service
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153

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TARGETING THE RURAL POOR: THE ROLE OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
GASPERINI LAVINIA
MAGUIRE C.
FAO, ROME, 2002
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It focuses on education challenge which is critical for poverty reduction strategies and is unavoidable to reach the goals of Education for all by the year 2015. This is the challenge of educating large numbers of people in the rural space in order to achieve sustainable rural development. This paper was presented at the "International Working Group on Education" held in Lisbon, Portugal, 19-21 November 2001
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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TEACHING AND LEARNING IN AGRICULTURE: A GUIDE FOR AGRICULTURAL EDUCATORS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
BLUM ABRAHAM
FAO, ROME, 1996, pages 209
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English
This book tries to provide some answers to pedagogical training and to offer teachers, trainers and learners a reference and guide for improving instructional programmes in agriculture. It presents a broad coverage of problems and proposed solutions related to teaching and learning process in agriculture as well as references for further study. It has been prepared for agricultural teachers but also for planners, policy-makers and managers of agricultural education.
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Related links
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department
http://www.fao.org/nr/ext/ext_en.htm



Contact: ERP
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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THE CHALLENGES OF FARMER TRAINING: THE EXEMPLE OF FRENCH-SPEAKING WEST AFRICA         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Non-formal education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
DEBOUVRY P.
WEISS M.
FAO, ROME, 2004
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English
French
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The technical farming teaching systems set up in most West African countries following the independence movement in order to train agricultural development managers are experiencing a deep-set crisis. The book illustrates the new training players that have appeared in the rural world in recent years—NGOs, farmers or village organisations and private bodies— and implement new training facilities that are well integrated in the local environment.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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THE CONTRIBUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT IN RURAL AREAS: EXPERIENCES AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
ATCHOARENA DAVID
_, 2006
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This power point is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The power point was presented at the International Working Group on Education (IWGE) organized by FAO and UNESCO in June 2006 and it focuses on the new environment of Higher Agricultural Education (HAE). It illustrates also the contribution of HAE institutions to learning and development in rural areas especially in Asia.
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Related links
International Working Group on Education (IWGE)
http://www.iiep.unesco.org/index.php?id=66



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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THE DAKAR FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION - EDUCATION FOR ALL: MEETING OUR COLLECTIVE COMMITMENTS BY FOCUSING ON EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
SHAEFFER S
FAO, ROME, 2002
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at planners and educators on rural development.. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It was presented at the FAO-UNESCO "Seminar on Education for Rural Development in Asia: Experiences and Policy Lessons" in Bangkok, Thailand, 5-7 November 2002.; and highlights selected strategies relevant to meeting the goals and objectives for Education for Rural Development.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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THE DEEP CHANGE PROCESS IN ZAMORANO: 1997-2002        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
ANDREWS KEITH L.
FAO AND UNESCO-IIEP, ROME, 2004, pages 96
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It focuses on the transformation programme carried out by Zamorano College, an international institution located in Central America. The study emphasizes the need for internal change agents to base their transformation efforts simultaneously on the evolving needs of the college's external constituencies and the strengthening of the institution's deepest values.
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Related links
Education for Rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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THE EVALUATION OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN EDUCATION: A RURAL PERSPECTIVE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
ATCHOARENA DAVID
JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN EDUCATION, 2006
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This paper published at CICE Hiroshima University proposes to adopt a “rural lens” for analyzing education issues in countries where the majority of the population lives in rural areas. It examines conceptual and practical implications for the evaluation of ‘rural-sensitive’ education. It presents the Education for Rural People (ERP) flagship initiative as an illustration of a creative scheme to mobilize the international community around a rural agenda for education.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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THE FARM MANAGEMENT TRAINING MANUAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
FAO
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
This manual targets training farmers in Tonga. It contains 11 modules. Each module prescribes expected outcomes and details the methods to be taught and outputs to be achieved by trainees. The main part of the module is a set of exercises for small groups. Most exercises are based on four case studies that reflect different degrees of commercialization and intercropping arrangements in Tongan agriculture.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00154
erp@fao.org
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THE GULUNAP PROJECT         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
D"URSO GUIDO
UNIVERSITY OF NAPLES FEDERICO II AND FAO, ROME, 2011
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English
The Faculties of Agriculture and Science of the University of Naples Federico II and Gulu University (Uganda) cooperate since 2007 with the primary aim of addressing development issues in education, agriculture, natural resources and environmental management for improved household income. The background to the event is that the long-term effects of civil war are still undermining the development and social progress in Northern Uganda and that there are marked regional disparities between this region and the rest of the country. Needs analysis has shown that the population falls disproportionately short of achieving multiple MDG’s (Millennium Development Goals), thus making them vulnerable to health problems and renewed conflicts. The District of Gulu has benefited during recent years of a strong and successful Italian presence, which has initially supported the health sector, in the Regional and Lacor Hospital and the Health District. In 2005, the University of Naples “Federico II” has significantly contributed to the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine at Gulu University, with joint teaching programs, building facilities and finally graduating the first 40 MDs in January 2010. Following this positive experience, the “GULUNAP” project has been extended to the Agriculture and Science Education sectors.This paper is a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors.
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Related links
Science Education in Northern Uganda
http://typo3.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/ERP/uni/gulu2.pdf
Education in Northern Uganda
http://typo3.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/ERP/uni/gulu3.pdf



Contact: Guido DÚrso
UNIVERSITY FEDERICO II
Naples,Italy
via Universit1a 100 I-80055, Portici
durso@unina.it

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THE INTER-GROUP RESOURCE BOOK        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               

FAO, ROME, 2001, pages 99
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
The book addresses small farmers groups, group promoters, and international development agency staff. It aims at developing a small farmers group associations by helping groups to increase their economies-of-scale and bargaining power. In these inter-group-assciations small farmers acquire new skills in the management of their own activities using their own resources and without need of outside help.
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Contact: Bern Seiffert
Gender, Equity and Rural Development Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
bern.seiffert@fao.org
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THE KNOWLEDGE SHARING TOOLKIT        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Communication         
levels and types of education: E-learning     Teachers' training          
_ CGIAR
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English
This toolkit is a living knowledge repository about knowledge sharing. It is a collection of resources online of knowledge sharing tools and methods. These tools are applicable in the context of international development with a focus on agriculture, fisheries, food and nutrition, forestry and sustainable development. The toolkit is of special interest to rural planners and development specialists.
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Related links
ictkm.cgiar.org
http://ictkm.cgiar.org



Contact: ICT-KM Program
CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH (CGIAR)
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
ictkm@cgiar.org

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THE MARKETING TRAINING MANUAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
FAO
FAO, ROME,
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English
This manual targets training farmers in Tonga. It aims to explain the role of the marketing plan in the farm business especially the market opportunities for tongan fruit and vegetable growers. It contains seven modules that cover marketing plans, the use of market information, and risk management.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org
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THE REFORM OF HIGHER AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN CHINA        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
YONGGONG LIU
JINGZUN ZHANG
FAO AND UNESCO-IIEP, ROME, 2004, pages 107
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It presents the results of an IIEP/FAO case study on the reform of higher agricultural education institutions in China. It analyses the experiences of certain pioneer universities. The study took place over a three-month period and included the collection and review of relevant data and information, the conductive of interviews with officials and students, the analysis of data and information, the drawing up of the findings and conclusions and the writing up of the report.
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Related links
Education for Rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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THE RIGHT TO FOOD VIRTUAL LIBRARY         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
_ FAO
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
French
Spanish
The Right to Food Virtual Library is a unique repository of information on the Human Right to Adequate Food and Freedom from Hunger. It provides catalogued documentation to assist the implementation of the Right to Food at national level and proposes a course, entitled "Introduction to the Right to Adequate Food", it is part of the e-learning curriculum "Right to Food in Practice".
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Related links
Right to Food Portal
http://www.fao.org/righttofood/index_en.htm



Contact: Rosales Mauricio
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
mauricio.rosales@fao.org

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THE SPEECH AT THE LAUNCHING OF THE NEW FAO/UNESCO FLAGSHIP PROGRAMME        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
DIOUF J.
FAO, ROME, 2002
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This speech is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The FAO's Director-General's speech at the launching of the new FAO/UNESCO Flagship Programme on 'Education for Rural People' was delivered at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) on 3 September 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The speech addresses education for rural people as a crucial challenge for Sustainable Development.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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THE “EDUCATION KIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND CHILD RIGHTS – HOW TO DEFEND CHILD RIGHTS AFFECTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE”         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education         
UNITE FOR CLIMATE _
2009
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
The “Education Kit on Climate Change and Child Rights – How to defend child rights affected by climate change” is a teacher and (peer) facilitator’s guide for exploration and action in industrialized countries. The toolkit aims to empower young people as actors of change through classroom activities with recommendations for facilitators and teachers working with young people aged 11-16 years. The activities were designed to involve children as much as possible through role plays, simulations, games and creative writing. The toolkit can also be used in combination with the video “Child Rights and Climate Change: Your World, Your Voice, Your Future”
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TRAINER'S GUIDE - BOOK 1 - TRAINING RESOURCE PACK FOR AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES ON THE ELIMINATION OF HAZARDOUS CHILD LABOUR        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training          
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION - ILO _
INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE ALLIANCE (ICA) _
2009
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This Training Resource Pack has been designed for cooperative trainers run training courses for their fellow cooperative leaders and members on hazardous (dangerous) child labour. The training courses will help cooperatives to learn about hazardous child labour as a basis for taking action to eliminate such labour in their business activities, their supply/value chains, and in the local areas and communities where they are based.
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Related links
International Labour Organization (ILO)
http://www.ilo.org/



Related articles
Youth Employment
http://www.fao-ilo.org/fao-ilo-youth/en/

Contact: Loretta De Luca
deLuca@ilo.org

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TRAINING FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN BRAZIL: SENAR        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Secondary and vocational education         
GOMEZ CANDIDO ALBERTO
CÂMARA JACIRA
FAO AND UNESCO-IIEP, ROME AND PARIS, 2004
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This book targets policy-makers; it examines the experience of Senar, the "National service for rural apprenticeship" , which has been a pioneer in vocational education and training in rural Brazil. The service proposed offers interesting solutions for improving social conditions and it proposes new alternatives in the area of management and partnerships. The book looks at the many challenges that remain to be met, and draws useful lessons for other countries faced with similar conditions.
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Related links
Education for rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org

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TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO ADDRESS POVERTY AMONG RURAL YOUTH: A SYNTHESIS REPORT        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
FAO ILO
UNESCO
BANGKOK, 2009
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This report, which is aimed mainly at policy makers, is the synthesis of three case studies conducted in the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam and aims to enhance understanding on training, employment opportunities and challenge, and the rural youth training. The findings from the three country studies suggest that there is a need for enhanced policy coordination to address limited human and financial resources, particularly in terms of reaching the local and community levels. This is also to allow broad-based participation in the efforts to improve employment and training prospects of the rural youth.
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Contact: Malcom Hazelman
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Malcom.hazelman@fao.org
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TRAINING FOR AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT 1997-98        
subjects:  Gender     Education and Training Planning Tools     Biodiversity    
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
VAN CROWDER LOY
FAO, ROME, 1998, pages 178
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English
This book targets development workers and extension staff, field workers, communication and practitioners. It provides information about successful and innovative practices, methodologies and strategies involving education and training, extension and communication in both developed and developing countries. The book looks at the role of agricultural education for students in a complex changing agricultural environment and it offers detailed case studies of extension project for women and regional communication projects.
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Related links
Agricultural extension and rural development centre
http://www.aun.edu.eg/grre/oerdc.htm



Contact: Van Crowder
Research and Exyension Unit
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
van.crowder@fao.org

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TRAINING MATERIALS - SOME EXPERIENCES        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
BENIEST JAN
WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE (ICRAF), 1998
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This PowerPoint presentation shows teachers how to develop training materials keeping in mind the needs and the character of the audience. It distinguishes between different types of materials and analyses its advantages. Based on previous experiences, it also suggests how to adapt existing materials and how to carry out evaluation.
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Related links
www.worldagroforestrycentre.org




Contact: WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE (ICRAF)
Nairobi ,Kenya
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri , PO Box 30677-00100 GPO
ICRAF@cgiar.org

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TRAINING MODULES FOR CLIMATE AND FLOOD FORECAST APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
FAO _
ASIAN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CENTER _
FAO AND ASIAN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CENTER, BANGKOK, 2005
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
These training modules on climate and flood forecast applications in agriculture were developed to build capacity to interpret probabilistic climate and flood forecast information. This information was translate into location-specific impact outlooks, to prepare locally relevant response options, and communicate these to vulnerable farming communities to reduce disaster risks in agriculture. These training modules provide the base material for courses on the subject.
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Contact: Malcom Hazelman
FAO
Rome,Italy
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TRAINING OF TECHNICIANS FOR CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
GASPERINI LAVINIA
ROME, 2010
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
Training for technicians is the name designating activities better known as "technical and vocational education and training" and "skills training" (including also extension) related to agriculture, natural resource management, rural development, and food security. Technicians are a massive and basic target of the FAO Capacity Development efforts. The paper focus on the FAO Training for Technicians for Capacity Building Working Group activity and it is a useful tool for policy makers.
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Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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TRAINING RESOURCE PACK ON THE ELIMINATION OF HAZARDOUS CHILD LABOUR IN AGRICULTURE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Teachers' training          
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION - ILO _
2006
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This Training Resource Pack has been designed for farmer trainers to run training courses for their fellow farmers on hazardous (dangerous) child labour. The training courses will help farmers to learn about hazardous (dangerous) child labour as a basis for taking action to eliminate such labour on their farms and in their villages and communities. This pack contains the following: Book 1: A Trainer's Guide Book 2: Training Course Activities for Farmers Book 3: Additional Resources for Trainers
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Related links
International Labour Organization (ILO)
http://www.ilo.org/



Related articles
Youth Employment
http://www.fao-ilo.org/fao-ilo-youth/en/

Contact: Loretta de Luca
deLuca@ilo.org

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UNDERSTANDING THE INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS OF PASTORALISTS IN ERITREA        
subjects:  Animals and Pastoralism     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
DINUCCI ALESSANDRO
FRE ZEREMARIAM
FAO, ROME, 2003, pages 40
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
The publication aimed at nomadic herders in Eritrea with the purpose to contribute to the conceptual development of demand-led extension and advisory services. It examines pastoralists' information systems and indigenous knowledge. It argues that communication is a key component in human resource management involving pastoralists, researchers, development workers, input suppliers, local authorities and national decision makers.
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Related links
Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA)
http://www.penhanetwork.org/default.php



Related articles
Studying pastoral indigenous knowledge and information systems
http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/Y4569E/y4569e03.htm

Contact: Sustainable Development Department
Communication for Development Group
Extension, Education and Communication
Research, Extension and Training Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Van.Crowder@fao.org

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USING INDICATORS IN PLANNING EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
SAUVAGEOUT CLAUDE
DIAS DA GRAςA PATRICIA
FAO AND UNESCO-IIEP, ROME, 2007, pages 81
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English
The book is primarily intended for educational planners and managers, but will be of interest to all those concerned with the issue of education for rural people. It deals with how to develop a coherent set of indicators in order to guide national education strategies for rural people. It focuses on national level but it also take into account provincial diversity.
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Related links
Education for Rural People
http://www.fao.org/erp/ERPPublications_en.htm



Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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VIDEO IN DEVELOPMENT: FILMING FOR RURAL CHANGE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Communication         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
MANDLER ANDREAS
LIE RICO
FAO AND THE TECHNICAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL COOPERATION (CTA), ROME, 2009
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This book is about using video in rural interventions for social change. It gives a glimpse into the many creative ways in which video can be used in rural development activities. Capitalising on experience in this field, the book aims to encourage development professionals to explore the potential of video in development, making it a more coherent, better understood and properly used development tool – in short, filming for rural change.It seeks to give decision-makers greater insight into the subject in order to support decisions on the strategic use of video in development.
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Related links
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
http://http://www.cta.int/



Contact: ERP Coordination Unit
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org

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WORKSHOP ON THE INTEGRATION OF POPULATION EDUCATION INTO PROGRAMMES FOR RURAL YOUTH ZIMABABWE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    

FAO, ROME, 1988
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This workshop targets policy-makers, international organizations, NGOs and all those who are involved in youth education; it is part of the second phase of activity of FAO project "Integration of Population Education into Programmes for Rural Youth in Zimbabwe". The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the appropriate focus and presentation of population education materials for use by youth groups at the village level in Zimbabwe.
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
WORKSHOP REPORT ON: THE INTEGRATION OF POPULATION EDUCATION INTO PROGRAMMES FOR RURAL YOUTH IN SWAZILAND        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              

FAO, ROME, 1987
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The book reports the outputs of the workshop/seminar on the "Integration of Population Education into Programmes for Rural Youth in Swaziland". The overall purpose of the seminar was to discuss the appropriate focus and presentation of population education materials for use by youth groups, their leaders, members of government and non-governmental organizations involved with rural youth. It finally underlines the need to develop a methodology for reaching out-of-school rural youth with a population education message.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and Extension Diviison
FAO
Roma,Italia
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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WORKSHOPS REPORT ON: THE INTEGRATION OF POPULATION EDUCATION INTO PROGRAMMES FOR RURAL YOUTH IN SIERRA LEONE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
FAO
FAO, 1987
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
The workshop/seminar targets teachers, international organizations, NGOs and all those who are involved in youth education. This seminar was part of the second phase of activity of FAO project "Integration of Population Education into Programmes for Rural Youth in Low-Income Countries". The purpose of the workshop/seminar was to present education materials to be used by youth groups at the village level in Sierra Leone. The seminar gathered rural youth, government officials, youth group leaders, representatives of non-governmental organizations and national experts on topics related to youth and population.
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
erp@fao.org
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WORLD FOOD SUMMIT FIVE YEARS LATER: THE CHALLENGE OF FEEDING AND EDUCATING ALL         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
GASPERINI LAVINIA
FAO, ROME, 2001
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This paper focus on challenges and progresses of the education in rural areas. It was presented at the Workshop on "Food Security and the World Food Summit", organized by FAO during the Global Consortium of Higher Education and Research for Agriculture and Food Systems in the 21st Century (San Francisco, July 14th 2001).
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
UNITED NATIONS _
JEFFREY SACHS
JOHN HELLIWELL RICHARD LAYARD
EARTH INSTITUTE, 2012
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
It is not just wealth that makes people happy: Political freedom, strong social networks and an absence of corruption are together more important than income in explaining well-being differences between the top and bottom countries. At the individual level, good mental and physical health, someone to count on, job security and stable families are crucial. This first report of the United Nations reflects a new worldwide demand for more attention to happiness and absence of misery as criteria for government policy. It reviews the state of happiness in the world today and shows, with some indicators, how the new science of happiness explains personal and national variations in happiness.
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Contact: John Helliwell
john.helliwell@ubc.ca
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
ZAMBIAN BASIC EDUCATION COURSE, NUTRITION EDUCATION. PUPIL'S BOOK GRADE 2         
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Primary education              
SONGISO MUKELABAI
SAMAPANGO JANET L.
HIKAULA SIMON
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT CENTRE ZAMBIA AND FAO, ROME AND LUSAKA, 2004
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English
Bemba
This guide addresses children and teachers in Zambia. Among children in many countries chronic malnutrition is widespread. Although comprehensive data do not exist for the school-age population, the indications are that under nutrition and micronutrient deficiencies continue to impede the growth of children when they reach school, while also reducing their capacity and motivation to learn. Nutrition and health education, as part of an integrated approach to health promotion, can contribute to improving the health of school-age children and, in the long term, of the population as a whole. To complement existing initiatives under the School Health and Nutrition Programme in Zambia, FAO assisted the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Zambia to develop an up-to-date nutrition education curriculum. Educational materials for teachers and pupils on locally relevant aspects of nutrition, health and hygiene have been produced. The Pupil's Book and Teacher's Book for Grade 2 children are examples of the new books, which will be made available through the Zambian national education system.
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Contact: Ellen Muehlhoff
Nutrition Programme Service
Nutrition and Consumer Production Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
ellen.muehlhoff@fao.org
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ZAMBIAN BASIC EDUCATION COURSE, NUTRITION EDUCATION. TEACHER        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
SONGISO MUKELABAI
SAMAPANGO JANET L.
HIKAULA SIMON
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT CENTRE ZAMBIA AND FAO, ROME AND LUSAKA, 2004
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
English

This guide addresses teachers in Zambia. Among children in many countries chronic malnutrition is widespread. Although comprehensive data do not exist for the school-age population, the indications are that under nutrition and micronutrient deficiencies continue to impede the growth of children when they reach school, while also reducing their capacity and motivation to learn. Nutrition and health education, as part of an integrated approach to health promotion, can contribute to improving the health of school-age children and, in the long term, of the population as a whole. To complement existing initiatives under the School Health and Nutrition Programme in Zambia, FAO assisted the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Zambia to develop an up-to-date nutrition education curriculum. Educational materials for teachers and pupils on locally relevant aspects of nutrition, health and hygiene have been produced. The Pupil's Book and Teacher's Book for Grade 2 children are examples of the new books, which will be made available through the Zambian national education system.
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Contact: Ellen Muehlhoff
Nutrition Programme Service
Nutrition and Consumer Production Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
ellen.muehlhoff@fao.org
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