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Towards Impact and Resilience

Transformative Change In and Through Agricultural Education and Training in Sub-Saharan Africa

Editor(s): Frans Swanepoel, Zenda Ofir, Aldo Stroebel
Contributors: Johan Van Rooyen, Larry Zuidema, Daniel Sherrard, Akke Van Der Zijpp, Luc D'haese, John Makina, Glen Taylor,

Book Description

This book, consisting of 17 chapters, focuses on clarifying the challenges, issues, and priorities of Agricultural Education and Training (AET) in sub-Saharan Africa, and provides suggestions for practical solutions that can help guide organisations interested in furthering AET for agricultural development on the continent. It discusses the African context within which a transformed AET system needs to be located; analyses African and international experiences that are relevant to identified AET needs and challenges; dissects AET models that may hold important lessons; and addresses the main critical issues that will impact upon AET in sub-Saharan Africa. The concluding chapter synthesises the ideas, experiences, and evidence from the preceding chapters in order to highlight critical issues for success as well as possible solutions. The book is uniquely positioned to add to a call to action on AET, to pull together state-of-the-art knowledge from within and outside sub-Saharan Africa, and to advance “out of the box” thinking about the principles, values and character of AET for development, with an emphasis on the models that can help to cultivate leaders and change-makers at all levels of the agricultural sector.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5680-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5680-0
Date of Publication: 01/05/2014
Pages / Size: 550 / A5
Price: £59.99


Professor Frans Swanepoel is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for African Development (IAD), Cornell University, USA, and is the Director of the African Doctoral Academy (ADA), Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Professor Zenda Ofir is a Fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), South Africa, and an International Evaluator in Switzerland.

Professor Aldo Stroebel is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Rural Development and Extension at the University of the Free State, South Africa, and Executive Director of International Relations and Cooperation at the National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa.