ERIC Number: ED253182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul-21
Reference Count: N/A
Role of Educational Institutions in Helping to Alleviate World Hunger. Hearing before the Select Committee on Hunger, House of Representatives. Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session (Davis, California).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Hunger.
Hearings on the role of higher education in reducing hunger and malnutrition are presented. Within this country a key concern is nutrition and consumer education, especially of low-income people, as well as nutrition education for health and other professionals. In addition to providing food and feed grains to Third World countries, the United States has passed legislation to increase the participation of U.S. land-grant colleges in international agricultural development activities. The contributions of colleges in cooperative projects include a combination of technology transfer, institution building, and the strengthening of human resources. Cooperative projects can involve contracts and direct involvement of professors in agricultural development; long-term collaboration between researchers and extension workers in U.S. and Third World colleges; and collaboration between U.S. universities and the international agricultural research centers. Supplementary materials include the Institute for Food and Development Policy's "Food First Curriculum," the California State Department of Education's framework for integrating the hunger issues in the school curriculum (grades K-12), the article "A Framework for Development Education in the United States," and the spring 1984 issue of "Resources." (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Hunger.