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2011 7th GCHERA Conference | Print |

Universities of Agriculture and Life Sciences: entrepreneurs for sustainable rural development

was held on June 27 to 29, 2011

hosted by the Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais, France
the conference was promoted by ICA and APLU

Conference Focus

This conference addressed experience of innovative developments taking place in universities worldwide and path-breaking critiques, in both developing and developed economies, with regard to the:

  • roles of Universities of Agriculture and Life Sciences in sustainable rural development at scientific, educational, societal and economic levels,
  • development of new partnerships between the Universities of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the local level in relation to local economic development, and with regional and global organisations which support sustainable rural development, and
  • positioning, organisation and management of Universities of Agriculture and Life Sciences in achieving these roles, at local, regional and global levels

Conference theme

The enhancement of the strategic role of Universities of Agriculture and Life Sciences as a driving force in sustainable rural development at the local level in areas worldwide, and in contributing to global initiatives.

See the GCHERA website for more details.