Horticulture Curriculum development in East Africa

ECS has conducted and is conducting curriculum development projects with colleagues from various higher agricultural education institutes in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya. The projects are grounded in the ideas and research on competence-based education. In close cooperation with stakeholders in The Netherlands and the East African countries, the competence-based curriculum development process was introduced.

Preliminary results of the project are that horticulture curricula were developed at Master and Bachelor. Students participated and graduated. The vast majority of them found employment in relevant jobs in the sector. Some started their own business. The horticulture curriculum development model used was cited as excellent in the independent evaluation report on the business process redesign in one of the partner universities in Ethiopia.

Would you like to know more about these projects please contact Martin Mulder.