Experiences from implementing regional training in the SADC region: MSc. in plant breeding and seed systems at the University of Zambia

With SADC-ICART support, the University of Zambia designed a plant breeding M.Sc. programme that incorporated both technical and social skills. The programme has graduated 12 M.Sc. students, all of whom are already employed. The paper describes implementation approaches and challenges and lessons learnt.
Avec l’appui de la SADC-ICART, l’Université de Zambie a conçu un programme de M.Sc. en reproduction des plantes qui intègre à la fois les techniques et les compétences sociales. 12 étudiants ont obtenu des diplômes dans ce programme de M.Sc., et tous ont déjà obtenu du travail. Le document décrit les approches de mise en oeuvre, les défis et les leçons apprises.
MSc. in plant breeding and seed systems at the University of Zambia
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Southern Africa
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Strengthening Higher Education"