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ERIC Number: ED121544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
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Training Rural Youth for Farming in the Asia and Far East Region. Report No. RAFE 6.
Bamford, G. N.
In response to the Tenth Food and Agricultural Regional Conference for Asia and the Far East (August/September 1970), a comparative study of the different approaches already tried in the Region was conducted, and as the product of that study, this report briefly describes projects currently operating in India; Ceylon; Thailand; Malaysia; Indonesia; the Philippines; Korea; and Japan. This survey revealed the following different approaches to young farmer training: (1) Institutional Training (as part of the formal education system; as a follow-up to formal education for younger school leavers; as training for older out-of-school youth); (2) "On-Farm" Approaches (those associated with rural youth club programs; youth settlement schemes; training on the farms of others); (3) Comprehensive Approaches Combining "On-Farm" and Institutional Training Programs; (4) Youth Mobilization Schemes (aimed at involving masses of unemployed youth in training and developmental projects). Utilizing the following evaluation criteria: (1) rationale and goals; (2) structure, content, and methods of training; (3) application of training; (4) degree to which the program could be replicated; this study concludes that an "on-farm" training program conducted via Rural Youth Movements and supported by short course institutional training is the best approach for the needs of Asian rural youth. (JC)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).
Identifiers - Location: Asia