The study team gathered and summarised information about education
initiatives in rural areas which have used agricultural or environmental
experience as a means of making teaching and learning more relevant to
the local situation, and assessed the potential impact of this kind of
approach on food security and sustainable rural development.
The study started with a detailed literature review, looking at
different policies, projects, programmes, and analyses from all over the
world. The study then embarked on extensive field data collection and
analysis using a wide range of participatory tools in 3 countries
(Kenya, Zimbabwe and Mali). Based on these analyses potential
implications for policy and suggested areas for increased investment and
donor support are proposed. The objectives, methodology, main findings,
policy implications, and implications for donor support are presented.
Linking basic education, food security and rural development, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 6 pp.
Linking basic education, food security and rural development.