The ILRI graduate training programme: a case study of impact

Eley, R., Hambly, H., Ibrahim, H., Demeke, Mulat and Smalley, M. (2003) The ILRI graduate training programme: a case study of impact. Education + Training, 45 3: 162-174. doi:10.1108/00400910310471028

Author Eley, R.
Hambly, H.
Ibrahim, H.
Demeke, Mulat
Smalley, M.
Title The ILRI graduate training programme: a case study of impact
Journal name Education + Training   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0040-0912
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/00400910310471028
Volume 45
Issue 3
Start page 162
End page 174
Total pages 13
Place of publication Bingley, W Yorks, United Kingdom
Publisher Emerald
Language eng
Abstract The paper explores the extent to which degree-based postgraduate training programmes contribute to the development of individual skills and careers in agricultural science as well as towards institutional capacity for national agricultural research in Africa. In the case of the International Livestock Research Institute’s Graduate Fellowship Programme it was concluded that advanced agricultural science training in Africa provides a vital process of human and institutional development. The results of this study indicate the success of degree-based training in terms of achieving improved gender equity, rapid employment, and a high rate of return to the country of origin. These results stand out against the “brain drain” commonly associated with capacity building in national agricultural research systems (NARS). The paper recommends strategies to be adopted by ILRI and its partners for future degree training and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa.
Keyword Africa
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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Created: Mon, 15 Oct 2012, 22:50:33 EST by Rob Eley on behalf of Medicine - Princess Alexandra Hospital