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Agricultural Manpower Training in Ethiopia


In this paper the historical development of agricultural education and manpower training in Ethiopian institutions of higher learning specializing in agriculture and related fields is reviewed. The review reveals that agricultural manpower training began in the early 1950s and that, at present, the country has seven institutions of higher learning which trains students in agriculture and related fields. The study shows that a host of factors have put a stranglehold on the training and professional competence of agricultural graduates. Moreover, there is a widening gap between the country's existing limited capacity to train agricultural manpower and ever increasing demand for such manpower. The paper also reveals that the scarcity of highly qualified agricultural professionals, with bachelor's degree and above, has been accentuated and intensified through time

Corporate Author: 
Senait Seyoum and alemayehu Seyoum (editors) , Ethiopian Economic Association(EEA), Departments of Economics of AAU & Fredrich Ebert Stifung
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: 

Agricultural education; Agricultural manpower - training

Secondary Descriptor: 

Agriculture - higher education ; Alemaya University of Agriculture

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Broad Subject heading: 
Agricultural development - Education
Call Number: 
338.963 PRO 1998
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Seventh Annual conference on the Ethiopian economy
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Publication date: 
2013-02-27 15:58:14
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:58:14
Conference Place: 
Nov. 28 - 30, 1997, Nazareth, Ethiopia
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Thematic area: 
Human resource Development in Ethiopia