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Higher Education for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability in Eritrea

Education Food Environment Eritrea

UniPID – Finnish University Partnership for International Development

Titre : Higher Education for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability in Eritrea

Pays/Région : Eritrea

Durée : 1.1.2016 - 1.12.2017

Résumé
To support and strengthen the capacity of Hamelmalo Agricultural College (HAC) so that it can contribute to increasing agriculture productivity and enhancing environmental sustainability, through their education mission by meeting ecological, economic and social needs and by building of new multidisciplinary partnerships and networks and strengthening of the existing ones.

Présentation partielle
The present situation in Eritrea demands a renewed thrust for enhanced quality and relevance of agricultural higher education institutions so as to facilitate and undertake human capacity building for producing self-motivated graduates who are capable to deal with the problems and concerns of sustainable development of agriculture in all aspects. Therefore, there is a strong need to mobilize knowledge and technical know-how to produce agricultural graduates having skills and entrepreneurship confidence to start an enterprise, and become capable to fight poverty and increase environmental care. Provisioning adequate food is empowering poor people and moves them away from dependence on food aid.

The needs to improve the existing farming and grazing practices, to innovate new methods that respond to the requirements of resource users as well as environmental protection and conservation of natural resources have become an urgent matter. The management of natural resources faces great challenges in the face of present heavy utilization pressure and of global climate change. The conventional methods and classical models for natural resource management are no longer viable and need to be substantially improved. HEFSESE recognizes the importance of forests and trees and their role in food security and ecology seeks and facilitate establishment of a new department for Forest Sciences to contribute to publicity of forests for livelihood improvement and sustainable land management.

Institution : University of Helsinki Forest Sciences/VITRI Helsinki, Finland

Partenaires  : Hamelmalo Agricultural College (HAC), Eritrea

Financement : Ministry for Foreign Affairs (ICI, HEI-ICI, N-S-S)
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