Improving Rural Outreach Capacity in Tanzania: A Pilot Curriculum Reform Initiative to Increase Relevance of Trainer Training

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Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement

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This project, funded by iAGRI and the Office of Outreach and Engagement's 2016 Impact Grant, and implemented by the Office of International Programs in Agriculture, seeks to revise the programs of study in Tanzania's Ministry of Agriculture Technical Institutes (MATIs) so that they better reflect the changing needs of Tanzanian agriculture and improve the performance and employability of their graduates. This will lead to wider improvements in the training of future Tanzanian extension professionals working on the front lines of agricultural development and food security.


IMPACT. 1: Assessing curriculum and recommending revisions at MATI-Ilonga. -- 2. Providing short-term trainings on teaching methods and agribusiness. -- 3. Strengthening of linkages between DAECD and the MATI's, contributing to more effective and sustainable training of agricultural extension personnel to address critical challenges to food security.
OSU PARTNERS: Office of Outreach and Engagement; College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences: - Mark Erbaugh (Office of International Programs in Agriculture) - Dave Hahn (Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics) - Mary Rodriguez (Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership) - Barry Ward (Ohio State; Extension)
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Tanzania: Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) - Catherine Msuya, Amon Mattee, Emmanuel Rwambali, Zebedayo Mvena, Kenneth Mapunda, Siwel Nyamba (Department of Agricultural Extension and Community Development); Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries - Godfrey Edward; Ministry of Agriculture Technical Institute - Ilonga; Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI)



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