| 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
FAO, ROME, 2005
|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.
Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153