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.