Agriculture Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET)

Farmer, youth and producer organisations require professional capacity development and training to achieve the scale and scope of agricultural development that will transform the continent and make its rural areas food secure and poverty free. As yet, however, the provision of agricultural skills development and vocational training in Africa has been largely inadequate across the value chain

The NEPAD Agency launched a new project to promote technical vocational education and training in the agriculture sector (ATVET) in support of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).

ATVET provides support in three areas:

  • Knowledge management and survey of approaches, information and best practices for ATVET in Africa;

  • Anchoring of ATVET in CAADP and AU structures and in their promotion programmes;

  • Development and implementation of pilot qualification measures for farmers, the youth and women and service providers at national level that can be disseminated as best practices to other countries through CAADP peer learning mechanisms

DID YOU KNOW?
The programme was launched in 2012 with two pilot countries (Ghana and Kenya) and up-scaled to four additional countries (Benin, Burkina-Faso, Malawi and Togo) in 2014.

In January 2014, the GIZ/ATVET (Agriculture Technical and Vocational Education and Training) project and TEAM-Africa (Tertiary Education for Agriculture Mechanism) were merged to form the NEPAD/Agricultural Education & Training (AET) programme. Under the auspices of the NEPAD Agency, the Agricultural Education & Training (AET) was mandated with assisting universities in reforming Tertiary Agricultural Education (TAE) and creation of a continental framework on AET that improves the planning, governance and implantation of AET at country, regional and continental level. The year under review saw the publication of the Agricultural Education and Skills Improvement Framework (AESIF) report.   

Agricultural Education and Skills Improvement Framework (AESIF) was endorsed by the African Union (AU) through it presentation to NPCA/HSGOC (Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee) at June 2015 summit in Johannesburg (SA).  This saw the development of AESIF to transform Africa’s Agriculture Education and Training (AET) in order to leverage the quality and quantity of required skills for the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme—Malabo Declaration.

 

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Brochures

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Toolkits

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Training Materials

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Citrus fruits after harvest are conveyed from the farm site to the pack house, processing unit or markets. The act of conveying from one location to the other is termed as transportation. This unit will help the learner to understand the entire recommended process of transporting citrus fruits...

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Citrus fruits are harvested when matured or ripe. Harvesting is the process of collecting fruits that are matured from the fields. Harvesting at the wrong time will lead to undesirable consequence such as fruit rot and post-harvest losses. This unit will help the learner to understand the...

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