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Role of education and management of talents for agriculture’s smallholders. June 7, 2012 Jennie van der Mheen-Sluijer International Relations/Africa Wageningen University and Research Centre. Our mission:. …To explore the potential of nature, to improve the quality of life…. Wageningen UR:.

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Role of education and management of talents for agriculture s smallholders

Role of education and management of talents for agriculture’s smallholders

June 7, 2012 Jennie van der Mheen-Sluijer

International Relations/Africa

Wageningen University and Research Centre


Our mission

Our mission:

…To explore the potential of nature,

to improve the quality of life…


Wageningen ur

Wageningen UR:

  • Netherlands largest research and education institute

    • Over 6.500 staff

    • Some 12.000 students

    • Budget: Euro 700 million/year

    • Scientific and professional education

    • Fundamental and applied research

    • Strong international orientation


Organisation chart wageningen ur

Organisation chart Wageningen UR


Strong international orientation research

Strong internationalorientation (research):

Offices in China, Brazil, Ethiopia


Strong international orientation education

Strong internationalorientation (education):

  • Bachelors and Masters: 11.000 students;

  • 40 % international

  • PhD programs: 1200 students (600 international;

  • 300 African)

  • Tailor-made mid-career courses: 500+ students/yr;

  • mainly international


Smallholder agriculture

Smallholder agriculture

SUPPORTING FUNCTIONS

Information

R&D

Skills & capacity

Informing and communicating

Related services

Coordination

Infrastructure

AGRICULTURALPRODUCTION

DEMAND

Informal rules

& norms

Regulations

Setting and enforcing rules

Standards

Laws

RULES


Agricultural education

Agricultural education

  • Education for impact

  • Changing food & agricultural systems => increase & shift in technical skills required

    • Transformation of Tertiary Agricultural Education

      • Graduates fit to serve needs of modern society

      • Technical competencies & soft skills

    • Technical Vocational Education & Training

    • Participatory research

    • Multidisciplinary research

    • Training of trainers


Role of education and management of talents for agriculture s smallholders

Which knowledge & skills do graduates need to serve smallholder farmers?

Kindly share your ideas with:

[email protected]

Thank you for your attention

www.wur.nl/uk/


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