7th World Conference on Global Consortium of Higher Education and Research for Agriculture (GCHERA)

June 27 to 29, 2011
Hosted by the Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais, France

The conference "Universities of agriculture and life sciences: entrepreneurs for sustainable rural development" addressed experience of innovative developments taking place in universities worldwide and path-breaking critiques, in both developing and developed economies, with regard to the:
- roles of Universities in sustainable rural development,
- development of new partnerships between the Universities with regional and global organisations which support sustainable rural development,

A member of the Education for Rural People Coordination during the session "Education for Sustainable Rural Development" presented a paper which underlined the need to strengthen the links between Education, Training and objectives related to Food Security.