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Courses - Spring 2019
AREC
Agricultural and Resource Economics Department Site
AREC360
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Global Agriculture: Developing Extension Education & Agriculture Technologies in Africa
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of AGNR-Agricultural & Resource Economics department.
Identifies challenges faced by farmers in Nimba County, Liberia, and works collaboratively across borders to discuss these challenges and develop extension education programming that will be implemented in the region in order to empower local farmers. The course is designed to create a paradigm shift for both cohorts of students who will educate and learn from each other in what is now becoming a critical context - the globalized workspace. UMD and LICC students will be grouped together to identify and develop particular thematic areas most needed by local farmers, and then as a cohort create a week-long extension program to be implemented on the ground.
For more course information or to obtain permission to enroll, contact Jill Janofsky at jjanofsk@umd.edu.