Symposium 2017

Intersections of Policy and Practice to Strengthen Agricultural Education and Training Systems

Save the Date notice for InnovATE's symposium, "Intersections of Policy and practice to Strengthen Agricultural Education and Training (AET) Systems," on June 8 and (, 2017 at the Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. To ask questions, email or call 540-231-1875VENUE: Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.

DATES: June 8 & 9, 2017

The InnovATE project is hosting a symposium, June 8-9, 2017 in Washington, D.C. that poses answers to the question: How do internal or external, national or institutional policies affect agricultural education and training (AET) systems in the developing world? It will focus on insights about policy environments for the development and strengthening of AET systems. We will bring together approximately 150 educators, international development practitioners, government representatives, private sector players and USAID officers and staff.


New! Co-Creating Agricultural Education and Training Systems for Youth Development Panel Questions and Answers

Join in for a week of international agriculture education activities:

June 4-6, 2017:  The Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development’s (AIARD) 53rd Annual Conference. This year’s AIARD annual meeting will explore the emerging science and implementation strategies of organizations working on climate smart agriculture and how these can contribute to agricultural growth and nutrition in emerging markets.

June 7, 2017: The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ (APLU) International Agriculture Section (IAS) and the International Advocacy Coordinating Committee (IACC) invite InnoVATE Symposium attendees to join APLU for a morning of legislative updates and advocacy training before an afternoon of Hill and agency visits. In the current political environment, collaborative and coordinated advocacy efforts in international activities are needed. APLU appropriation priorities for FY18 from both IACC and the Board on Ag Assembly will be discussed. InnovATE attendees, IAS members, their staff, and others engaged in international agriculture activities with public and land-grant universities are encouraged to attend. This event will take place at the APLU Office (1307 New York Avenue NW)  in Washington, DC.

June 8-9, 2017: InnovATE symposium, “Intersections of Policy and Practice to Strengthen Agricultural Education and Training Systems”


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