ERIC Number: ED417641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Globalizing Agricultural Science and Education Programs for America.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
This document proposes an agenda for globalizing agricultural science and education which has implications for higher education, research, and extension programs at land-grant and similar universities. To enhance global competitiveness of U.S. agriculture through human resource development, institutions are urged to: globalize undergraduate and graduate curriculum, provide leadership development in a global context, encourage pursuit of related scholarly objectives and knowledge creation, and create cross-cultural competency and understanding. Another focal area is the collection and dissemination of information about market, trade, and business opportunities. Five approaches to accomplish this goal are suggested, including disseminating information about global agribusiness and investment opportunities and developing options for improved decision making in global markets, trade, and policy. Partnerships between U.S. and overseas universities could help to ensure two-way technology flow through collaborative research, establish international agricultural partnerships and joint ventures, and ensure the safe supply of food in international trade. Agriculturally-based economic development could help expand markets for U.S. products and services, promote global food security to enhance political stability, and promote global environmental quality. (SW)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Agriculture, College Role, Cooperative Programs, Cross Cultural Training, Economic Development, Food, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Global Approach, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Programs, International Trade, Land Grant Universities, Long Range Planning, Marketing, Research Projects, Scholarship, School Business Relationship
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.