Feed the Future
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InnovATE Call for Good Practice Papers

The mission of the Innovation for Agricultural Training and Education (InnovATE) project is to achieve sustainable food security, reduce poverty, promote rural innovation and stimulate employment by building human and institutional capacity in developing countries. The program focuses on all aspects of agricultural training and education including: youth, gender and workforce development, at the primary, vocational/technical, university and post-graduate levels.

The program’s integrated learn, design and train components aim to strengthen the full range of agricultural education and training (AET) institutions that engage agricultural professionals—from primary and secondary institutions to vocational schools, technical colleges and universities—in areas such as curriculum review, pedagogy reform, faculty development, gender balance and equity, infrastructure, finance, administration and management, workforce development, outreach, student services and educational policy. The project objective is to define and disseminate good practice strategies, approaches and investments for establishing efficient, effective and financially sustainable agricultural education and training institutions and systems. 

As part of achieving that objective, innovATE is calling on all practitioners engaged in promoting AET to submit cutting-edge ideas presented as Good Practice Papers for broad dissemination and idea sharing. These papers may focus on but are not limited to institutional and pedagogical practices, curriculum development, financial and administrative innovation, value chain workforce development, or other programs and practices. This call is open to all AET practitioners in the field, including university and technical school faculty, extension and outreach practitioners, project managers, and donor agency representatives. Papers will be published on the InnovATE website and the Community of Practice.

What’s a Good Practice Paper? A Good Practice paper is a short paper (500-1,000 words) that describes a good idea derived from AET experience and/or tested in the field that can improve the delivery of agricultural training and education programs and policies in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The deadline for submission is May 15, 2015. For more information regarding the content, style and submission procedures, please click here.