Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 2(6), pp. 224 - 231
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2014.020607
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Agriculture and Education: Agricultural Education as an Adaptation to Food insecurity in Malawi


Steven Engler 1,*, Michael M. Kretzer 2
1 Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, 45359 Essen, Germany
2 Center for international Development and Environmental Research, 35390 Gie├čen, Germany

ABSTRACT

This paper deals with the education system of Malawi with a specific focus on agriculture courses. The role of agricultural education as a form of adaptation to food insecurity will be the underlying basis for this publication. Historical backgrounds will underline the significance of agricultural training to avoid food insecurity. The nutritional condition of learners has a significant influence on their educational performance, just as well as the general circumstances influence individual education in Malawi. Many obstacles like insufficient material, untrained or hardly trained teachers, management at schools, teacher-learner ratio and many others issues hardly enable a meaningful education in Malawi. Therefore, this paper enriches the debate on early child education and future food security.

KEYWORDS
Malawi, Food Insecurity, Resilience, Agriculture, Education System

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Steven Engler , Michael M. Kretzer , "Agriculture and Education: Agricultural Education as an Adaptation to Food insecurity in Malawi," Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 224 - 231, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2014.020607.

(b). APA Format:
Steven Engler , Michael M. Kretzer (2014). Agriculture and Education: Agricultural Education as an Adaptation to Food insecurity in Malawi. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 2(6), 224 - 231. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2014.020607.