| 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, ROME, 1991
|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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