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Number of Books: 36
A SCHOOL ON THE LAKE        
subjects:  Biodiversity              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education     Teachers' training     
PROTO ANTONELLO
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
This video sets out the environment of the Tonle Sap Lake Region in Cambodia which is at risk. It points out the importance of correct environmental behaviour through interactive experiences. This video is of special interest to secondary school teachers and students, adult community groups and rural development specialists.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
OEKD
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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A TRAINING GUIDE FOR IN SITU CONSERVATION ON-FARM        
subjects:  Biodiversity              
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    
JARVIS D.I.
MYER L.
KLEMICK, H. GUARINO, L. SMALE, M.
IPGRI (NOW BIOVERSITY), 2000
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English
This manual is intended for national programmes interested in supporting conservation of agricultural biodiversity in its natural environment maintained on-farm by farmers. It provides a range of actors, including Ministries of Agriculture and of Environment, Universities, research and extension institutions, non-government organizations (NGOs), and community based groups, with a comprehensive view of factors involved in designing and implementing a programme to support the in situ conservation of crop genetic diversity on-farm.
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Related links
www.bioversityinternational.org




Contact: BIOVERSITY INTERNATIONAL
Maccarese,Italy
Headquarters: Via dei Tre Denari, 472a 00057
bioversity@cgiar.org

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A WORLD OF BIODIVERSITY        
subjects:  Biodiversity              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education     Teachers' training     
PROTO ANTONELLO
FAO, ROME, 2004
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English
This video sets out biodiversity through different experiences filmed in 3 countries (Cambodia, Chad, Ethiopia). Biodiversity is vital for the production of food and to conserve the ecological foundation needed to sustain peoples’ livelihoods. It is vital for adapting crops and animals to a range of environmental conditions and contributes to important functions, like nutrient cycling, pest and disease regulation, pollination, maintenance of water quality, soil health and erosion control. Biodiversity provides many services to agriculture, but agriculture too can serve biological diversity. This video is of special interest to secondary school teachers and students, adult community groups and rural development specialists.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
OEKD
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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BIODIVERSITY CHALLENGE BADGE        
subjects:  Biodiversity              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Secondary and vocational education         
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2011
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English
French
Spanish
Italian
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has teamed up with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity, the World Association of Girl Guides and Scouts and the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance to offer a Biodiversity Challenge Badge to young people willing to gain the knowledge, skills and values to protect, preserve and improve biodiversity. This publication introduces age-appropriate activities designed to introduce the concepts of biodiversity and to stimulate exploration through activity-based learning. This publication 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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BIOTECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR CONSERVATION AND USE OF PLANTS. A SCHOOL PLAY FOR SENIOR STUDENTS         
subjects:  Biodiversity     Plants         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
SPEEDY ROPHMATHY
FAO , ROME, 2007
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English
The book’s aim is to help young students learn about biotechnology. The volume explains how a knowledge of biotechnology can help conserve genetic resources for food and agriculture. The book contains story line, script and graphic design. The target are educators and trainers on rural development and planners. It is also a useful tool for university’s students and teachers. The volume is both entertaining and educational.
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Contact: _
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
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BUILDING ON GENDER, AGRO BIODIVERSITY AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE. A TRAINING MANUAL        
subjects:  Gender     Biodiversity         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
GUENDEL SABINE
FAO, ROME, 2006, pages 177
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English
French
This training manual constitutes a conceptual guide for trainers working on agrobiodiversity management and food security. It focuses specifically on the linkages between local knowledge systems, gender roles and the conservation and management of agrobiodiversity. Its aim is to promote a holistic understanding of these components. The training objective is to strengthen the institutional capacity in the agricultural sector and to recognize and foster these linkages in the relevant programmes and policies.
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Contact: Regina Laub
Economic and Social Development Department (ES)
Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division (ESW)

FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Regina.laub@fao.org
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BUILDING ON GENDER, AGROBIODIVERSITY AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE. FACT SHEETS         
subjects:  Gender     Biodiversity         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2005
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This training manual targets trainers, extension workers; it focuses specifically on the linkages between local knowledge systems, gender roles and the conservation and management of agrobiodiversity by promoting a holistic understanding of these components. The training objective is to strengthen the institutional capacity in the agricultural sector and to recognize and foster these linkages in the relevant programmes and policies.
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CHALLENGES TO LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
English
GENDER DYNAMICS AND AGROBIODIVERSITY
English
GENDER, BIODIVERSITY LOSS, AND CONSERVATION LOSING GROUND
English
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AS PART OF AGROBIODIVERSITY
English
RECOGNIZING GENDER ASPECTS IN AGROBIODIVERSITY INITIATIVES
English
SHAPING LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND AGROBIODIVERSITY
English
WHAT IS FOOD SECURITY
English
WHAT IS GENDER
English
WHAT IS LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
English
VALUES AND BENEFITS OF AGROBIODIVERSITY FROM A GENDER PERSPECTIVE
English
These fact sheets are related to the training manual “Building on gender, agrobiodiversity and local knowledge.

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Contact: Regina Laub
Economic and Social Development Department (ES)
Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division (ESW)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Regina.laub@fao.org

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CHILDREN AND BIODIVERSITY.         
subjects:  Biodiversity              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
FAO -
FAO, ROME, 2003
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These booklets are a useful tool for teachers. Since one of the best ways to learn good agricultural practices is in the classroom itself, FAO has prepared a series of booklets and teacher's guides on Agriculture Practices, Biodiversity and Environmental Education. Each book covered a particular agro-ecological zone. The purpose of the booklets is to explain the links between the environment and the agro-pastoral practices used by farming families and communities. The booklets will teach them how nature works, what their local natural resources are and how these resources can be used in a sustainable manner. In this way, the booklets will encourage young people to appreciate their environment and become responsible for it by protecting and improving the productivity of their land and sharing what they learn within their communities. The booklets are in a "comic book" format to make learning and teaching easier and more attractive. Each chapter includes a series of exercises and activities designed to stimulate the students' imaginations and to record their own experiences and what they have learned from the chapter. The booklets are produced in international languages (Arabic, French, English) and contain illustrations of local landscapes, animals and vegetation.
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Creation and Maintenance of a Wildlife Reserve
Arabic
Discovering the Talila Reserve
English
Pastoral Lifestyle and use of the Savannah
English
Discovering the natural resources of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.
English
Tous ensemble pour l'avenir du Sahel
French

Related links
websites aimed at raising the awareness of children and youth on issues related to biodiversity and agriculture.
http://www.fao.org/wfd/



Contact: Batello Caterina
Grassland and Pasture Crops Group
Crop and Grassland Service (AGPC)
Plant Production and Protection Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Caterina.batello@fao.org

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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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CONSERVAR EL MEDIO AMBIENTE: UNA TAREA DE TODOS. MANUAL DE EDUCACION AMBIENTAL, PARA PROFESORES DE PRIMARIA        
subjects:  Biodiversity              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
BETTE CLAUDIA
URRELO OSVALDO
FAO, SANTA CRUZ, 2001
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Spanish
This manual targets rural teachers of primary schools; it aims at providing teachers with tools to plan didactic activities on environmental education in order to make children aware of daily action of protection and preservation of the natural resources .This guide also furnishes information on the role of rural teachers in rural community who has not only to provide information but also to provide values.
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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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EDUCACIÓN AMBIENTAL PARA EL TRÓPICO DE COCHABAMBA        
subjects:  Biodiversity              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
LANZA GREGORIO
MINNICK GREGORY
FAO, TRÓPICO DE COCHABAMBA, 1999
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These publications target children and their teachers. This educational course is specifically written to provide information on the environment of the Trópico de Cochabamba, Bolivia, the characteristics of the region, how to run a school garden and how to manage a home garden in order to improve family’s entries. Each course is divided into twelve lessons, exercises and researches; each activity is adapted for three grades of school, from the sixth to the eight degree of basic school.
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Educación ambiental para el Trópico de Cochabamba. Sexto de primaria
Spanish
Educación Ambiental para el Trópico de Cochabamba. Septimo de primaria
Spanish
Educación Ambiental para el Trópico de Cochabamba. Octavo de primaria
Spanish

Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 0153
erp@fao.org
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EDUCACIÓN AMBIENTAL PARA EL TRÓPICO DE COCHABAMBA. GUÍA DEL MAESTRO        
subjects:  Biodiversity              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
LANZA GREGORIO
MINNICK GREGORY
FAO, TROPICO DE COCHABAMBA, 1991
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Spanish
This teacher’s guide addresses teachers of a specific Bolivian zone, Trópico de Cochabamba; it provides material for the teacher to help children to better understand the activities that are proposed in their books and gives advice on how to present them. This educational material provides the teacher with information of the Bolivian zone they are addressing, methodological and pedagogical proposals and the objectives of each grade of school.
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Contact: Eucation 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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FISH AND RICE        
subjects:  Biodiversity     Fisheries and Aquaculture         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education     Teachers' training     
PROTO ANTONELLO
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
The seasonal rise and fall of the Tonle Sap Lake is essential for the existence of nearly two million Cambodians living on an ecosystem based on rice and hundreds of different species of fish, birds, plants, and insects, each contributing to the reciprocal benefit of all. But uncontrolled deforestation, the construction of dams on the Mekong River and sophisticated commercial fishing techniques are spoiling the environment and reducing food security. This video aims at creating awareness in the communities, explaining how to exploit in a sustainable way their delicate environments using modern techniques. This video is of special interest to secondary school teachers and students, adult community groups and rural development specialists.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
OEKD
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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GLOSSARY OF BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE        
subjects:  Biodiversity     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training               
ZAID A.
HUGHES H.G.
PORCEDDU E.
FAO, ROME, 2001, pages 305
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
Russian
This glossary on biotechnology targets researchers, students, technician. It provides a convenient reference source presenting an up-dated list of terms currently used in biotechnology, genetic, engineering and closely allied fields. It includes terms selected by examination of a variety of sources: books, dictionaries, abstracts, journals and includes also terms of applied technology.
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Related links
Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture
http://www.fao.org/biotech/news_list.asp?Cat=131



Contact: Andrea Sonnino
Research and Technology Development Service
Research, Extension and Training Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
andrea.sonnino@fao.org

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GUIDEBOOK FOR GENETIC RESOURCES DOCUMENTATION        
subjects:  Biodiversity     Rural finance and Book-keeping         
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    
PAINTING K.A.
PERRY M.C.
R.A.DENNING AND W.G. AYAD
IPGRI (NOW BIOVERSITY), 1995
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English
This guidebook targets scientists developing a new or improving an existing genebank documentation system. It assists users in making their own decisions on the analysis, design, implementation and use of both manual and microcomputer- based documentation systems. It represents a timely, self-teaching treatment of a subject of concern to those involved with many aspects of genetic resources documentation, characterisation, conservation, management and utilization.
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Related links
www.bioversityinternational.org




Contact: BIOVERSITY INTERNATIONAL
Maccarese (Rome),Italy
Via dei Tre Denari, 472a 00057
Bioversity-publications@cgiar.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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NOMADS OF THE ISLANDS        
subjects:  Biodiversity     Animals and Pastoralism         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education     Teachers' training     
PROTO ANTONELLO
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
This video sets out the Chad nomads’ life which is organized following the rules dictated by their cattle and the frailty of the dry environment in which they live. Now, changing climatic conditions, new economic habits and intensive cultivation in wet environments are putting dry areas at risk, pushing the nomads away from their traditional lands onto the islands of the lake. Helping them adapt to this new life is possible only by combining tradition and new technology. This video is of special interest to secondary school teachers and students, adult community groups and rural development specialists.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
OEKD
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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SAVE AND GROW        
subjects:  Plants     Biodiversity         
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
FAO _
ROME , 2011
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English
The present paradigm of the intensive crop production cannot meet the challenge of the new millennium. In order to grow, agriculture must learn to save. This book is an useful tool for policymakers and presents a new paradigm: sustainable crop production intensification, which produces more from the same area of land while conserving resources, reducing negative impacts on the environment and enhancing natural capital and the flow of ecosystem services.
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Contact: AGP - Plant Production and Protection Home
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
agp@fao.org
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SEEDS OF DIVERSITY        
subjects:  Biodiversity     Plants         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education     Teachers' training     
PROTO ANTONELLO
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
In Ethiopia farmers use a wide variety of seeds to obtain their crops from an incredible variety of different kinds of fields. This video introduces the kind of seeds farmers use and explains why it is essential to help farmers and the country preserve its rich genetic resources. This video is of special interest to secondary school teachers and students, adult community groups and rural development specialists.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
OEKD
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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TEACHING AGROBIODIVERSITY: A CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION        
subjects:  Biodiversity              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
BOUDY VAN SCHAGEN PER RUDEBJER KIARI
NJOROGE K. SEBASTIAN CHAKEREDZA
BAENA M. KAMAU H.
BIOVERSITY INTERNATIONAL, ROME, 2011
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English
Agricultural biodiversity – agrobiodiversity - is essential to human survival and the sustainability of agroecosystems. Yet many university graduates have only limited competence in this field. To address this knowledge gap, Bioversity International has prepared a new curriculum guideline for teaching agricultural biodiversity in higher education. 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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Related links
Bioversity International
http://www.bioversityinternational.org/home.html



Contact: Elizabeth D. Goldberg
BIOVERSITY INTERNATIONAL
Rome,Italy
via dei Tre Denari 472/A
e.goldberg@cgiar.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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