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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         
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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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  | mailto:ERP@fao.org FAO, 2007