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Higher education for rural development: the experience of the University of Cordoba








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    Education for rural people is crucial to achieving both the Education for All (EFA) goals, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, ensuring universal primary education by 2015, promoting gender equity and ensuring environmental sustainability. In 1996, the World Food Summit in Rome stressed increased access to education for the poor and members of disadvantaged groups, including rural people, as a key to achieving poverty eradication, food secur ity, durable peace and sustainable development. The 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, held in Johannesburg, also emphasized the role of education. As the majority of the world’s poor, illiterate and undernourished live in rural areas, it is a major challenge to ensure their access to quality education. The lack of learning opportunities is both a cause and an effect of rural poverty. Hence, education and training strategies need to be integrated within all aspects of sustaina ble rural development, through plans of action that are multisectoral and interdisciplinary. This means creating new partnerships between people working in agriculture and rural development, and people working in education.
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    Education and training strategies need to be integrated within sustainable rural development strategies, through plans of action that are multisectoral and interdisciplinary. This means creating new partnerships among policy-makers and practitioners working in agriculture and rural development and those working in education. This book was prepared by the FAO Interdepartmental Working Group on Training for Technicians and Capacity Building within the framework of Education for Rural People to exchange good practices. Access to virtual training materials in the area of agriculture and food security represents an enormous potential for enhancing and enriching the capacity of technicians, especially of those working in rural areas. The book provides a source of information for the general reader as well as policy makers and teachers Education for Rural People (ERP) is crucial to achieving by 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger (No . 1), achieving universal primary education (No. 2), promoting gender equality (No. 3) and ensuring environmental sustainability (No. 7). The World Food Summit, held in Rome in 1996, highlighted the need to increase access to education for the poor and the members of disadvantaged groups, including rural people, in order to achieve poverty eradication, food security, durable peace and sustainable development. The 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in Johannesburg, also emp hasized the role of education. As the majority of the world’s poor, illiterate and undernourished live in rural areas, it is a major challenge to ensure their access to quality education. The lack of learning opportunities is directly related to rural poverty. Hence, education and training strategies need to be integrated within sustainable rural development strategies, through plans of action that are multisectoral and interdisciplinary. This means creating new partnerships among policy-makers and practitioners working in agriculture and rural development and those working in education. To address these challenges, the Directors-General of FAO and UNESCO jointly launched the flagship programme on ERP (http://www.fao.org/sd/erp/) during the World Summit on Sustainable Development. ERP promotes inter-agency collaboration to facilitate targeted and coordinated actions. Moreover, ERP is a flagship to alert donors and other stakeholders of the need for systematic action and investment in education, training and capacity building related to MDGs one, two, three and seven. This book was prepared by the FAO Interdepartmental Working Group on Training for Technicians and Capacity Building within the framework of ERP. Previous titles of ERP publications, prepared in collaboration with the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) or other partners, are listed at the end of this book. FAO is the UN lead agency of the ERP Flagship external network whereas the Int erdepartmental Working Group on Training for Technicians and Capacity Building (IDWGTT) is the ERP network within FAO. The Group aims at strengthening the capacity of technicians working in the development of food security, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, sustainable rural development and natural resources management. ERP shares with member countries and UN organizations the knowledge generated and managed by FAO during the last decade in the area of education and training. The new developmen ts in information and communication technology have increased the demand for training materials available on the Web. Technicians are the massive and basic target of the capacity building efforts, with often limited access to conventional training materials. Access to virtual training materials in the area of agriculture and food security represents an enormous potential for enhancing and enriching the capacity of technicians, especially of those working in rural areas.
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    Education for Rural People (ERP) is crucial to achieving by 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger (No. 1), achieving universal primary education (No. 2), promoting gender equality (No. 3) and ensuring environmental sustainability (No. 7). The World Food Summit, held in Rome in 1996, highlighted the need to increase access to education for the poor and the members of disadvantaged groups, including rural people, in order to achieve pove rty eradication, food security, durable peace and sustainable development. The 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in Johannesburg, also emphasized the role of education. As the majority of the world’s poor, illiterate and undernourished live in rural areas, it is a major challenge to ensure their access to quality education. The lack of learning opportunities is directly related to rural poverty. Hence, education and training strategies need to be integrated within sustainable rural development strategies, through plans of action that are multisectoral and interdisciplinary. This means creating new partnerships among policy-makers and practitioners working in agriculture and rural development and those working in education.

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