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Gender, Higher Education, and Agriculture, Education, and Training (AET)

Duration: 2012 - 2018

Country/Countries: Bangladesh and Cambodia

This project was supported by the InnovATE Program with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Partner Organizations: Bangabandhu Skeikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Preak Leap National School of Agriculture, the University of Battambang (UBB), the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA)

Project Summary:

Agriculture education and training (AET) is important to increase human capital in agriculture, promote

knowledge, raise agricultural productivity, and realize the potential of women in agriculture. This project focused on documenting gender issues within agriculture higher education institutions. Female farmers play a vital role in agriculture around the world, yet they are poorly represented in agricultural programs in higher education. The objectives of this project were to review global and regional gender data on AET in higher education, outline the major gender issues in AET, and initiate a discussion of good practices for addressing gender disparities in AET higher education programs.

 

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