ERIC Number: ED118434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
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Engineering Education Projects for Improving Agriculture in Developing Countries.
Peikert, F. W.
Agricultural engineers have been working for a number of years with colleges and universities in many developing countries to improve their agriculture. Much of the activity in university development assistance has been taken over the last 20 years. The greatest portion of the support has come from USAID. Among the common problems facing the programs were: (1) the method of financing on a year-to-year basis; and (2) teaching, research, and extension were rarely under one administrative unit. The first official agreement covering a United States sponsored university contract was signed in 1952. During the next 20 years, six American universities became involved. By 1972, India had established nine new agricultural universities patterned after our land-grant institutions. The program was phased out during 1972 and 1973 at the request of the Indian government. The overall objective of the United States university contract program was to help India develop state agricultural universities with colleges of agriculture, veterinary medicine, agricultural engineering, home science, and basic sciences and humanities. Insight is given as to how a College of Agricultural Engineering was established. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education (Ft. Collins, Colorado, June 16-19, 1975)