| 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.
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