Thematic Areas

The following specific thematic areas are envisioned:

  1. Education for Sustainable Development

– Environmental education,

– Food and agricultural education,

– Participatory approach,

– Capacity building,

– Community empowerment,

– Agricultural extension,

– In-formal/Non-formal education,

– Information technology approach,

– Organizational education,

– etc.

  1. Rural Development

– Approach to development,

– Marketing,

– Partnership,

– Value added product,

– Community development,

– Human development,

– Access to technology,

– Cultural preservation,

– Rural enterprise,

– Public health management,

– Rural organization,

– Appropriated technology,

– etc.

  1. Environmental Management

– Biodiversity,

– Ecology,

– Soil degradation and land conservation,

– Water quality and conservation,

– Deforestation and sustainable forest management,

– Climate change,

– Pollution management,

– Environmental management,

– etc.

  1. Agricultural Systems

– Soil and land management,

– Irrigation and drainage,

– Pest management,

– Crop production and management,

– Animal production and management,

– Fishery and aquaculture,

– Indigenous technology,

– Mechanization,

– Organic farming,

– Food safety and food security,

– etc.

  1. Infrastructural Systems

– Water resource development,

– Land reclamation,

– Road construction,

– Information technology management,

– etc.