Transformation through institutional peering - Agricultural Training Institutes learning from each other : Experiences from a Dutch-South African partnership

Chaminuka, P.; Lalendle, L.L.; Nompozolo, S.; Viljoen, M.; Ceballos-Müller, J.; Brouwers, J.H.A.M.


This report provides a synthesis of the main learning experiences emanating from a South African-Dutch project that supported the transformation of Agricultural Colleges into Agricultural Training Institutes. The project was implemented from 2011 to 2015 and involved twelve Agricultural Training Institutes, the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and four partners based in The Netherlands (CDI, MDF, ICRA and AERES). Funding was provided by the South African Government and EP-Nuffic. The partners created action learning structures addressing Competence Based Learning, Quality Assurance, Policies, Rural Wealth Creation, Gender, and ICT and Information Systems.