Intersection of Agricultural Education and Training and Nutrition: A Review of Existing Programs and Recommendations for Training in Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture
Authors: Emily L. Ruppert, independent consultant, and Paige Castellanos, Pennsylvania State University
This paper focuses on the interaction between AET and nutrition, by 1) examining existing literature, and 2) surveying the current connection between AET higher education institutions and nutrition training in 36 Feed the Future focus countries. Given the breadth of the InnovATE project, this topic complements the work related to agricultural education, including pedagogy, training and extension, and human and institutional capacity development. Ultimately, it becomes evident that this is an area with great potential with existing country models of nutrition-sensitive agricultural training from pre-K to the university level that can be scaled up in other countries. Indicators are proposed to keep countries accountable for this needed change to achieve SDG 2 by 2030.