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Teaching agrobiodiversity: a curriculum guide for higher education
From the Foreword: "in 2009 Bioversity and its partners in higher education networks on three continents started a process to analyze the knowledge and skills required to equip a new cadre of researchers, development experts, policy specialists and teachers to carry out multidisciplinary research and development interventions on agricultural biodiversity. The process involved a series of surveys, expert consultations and dialogue with key players in both agricultural research organizations and universities. The result is this publication: Teaching agrobiodiversity: a curriculum guide for higher education. It is an annotated ‘road map’ for educational organizations interested in introducing an agrobiodiversity component into the academic curriculum of courses and programmes at either the undergraduate or graduate level – or both. It is our hope that agrobiodiversity becomes a regular feature in all educational programmes of relevance to agriculture and natural resource management, as well as related sectors such as health and nutrition. We trust that this guide will ultimately contribute to strengthening the capacity of tomorrow’s leaders to address the daunting challenges of environmental sustainability, food security and improved livelihoods."
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Asia and Pacific
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