A study of Agricultural Graduates in Eastern, Central, & Southern Africa: Demand, Quality & Job Performance Issues

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The overall objective of the study was to evaluate the demand for agricultural graduates at the bachelors, masters, and PhD level within selected ASARECA and RUFORUM countries and to use this information to inform agricultural education policy makers. The agricultural development agenda is market-led and knowledge-intensive, and therefore needs graduates with the skills, mindsets, and knowledge to address these issues directly and efficiently. The mindset change needed is one that no longer dismisses the 'illiterate' subsistence farmers as incapable of making a significant input to the food supply chain beyond immediate family needs.
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Date of publication: 
2009
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Region Focus: 
Africa Wide
Collection: 
RUFORUM Consultancy Reports
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Licence conditions: 
Open Access
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Web resource