- November 1, 2023
- Posted by: Albert Muhumuza
- Category: news
AgrGROW is a partnership between agro-High Education Institutions (HEI) in Malawi (MW), Uganda (UG), Denmark (DK), Finland (FIN) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) for transformation of agro- entrepreneurship (agropreneurship) education. Based on the experiences of the consortia members, research done in partner HEIs and confirmed by the literature findings and policy documents, the lack of entrepreneurial mind-set hinders graduates` employability and prevents their capacity to employ or become entrepreneurs themselves.
AgrGROW seeks to reposition MW and UG HEIs to be transformational actors in creating a generation of graduates who can start and grow climate-smart agribusinesses, especially female graduates. This will impactfully address climate change concerns, as well as economic issues related to the underdevelopment of the agricultural sector and youth unemployment. This improved capacity will allow the project`s impact to accelerate sustainably after project completion, especially because of the creation of HEI and agri-stakeholder networks.
The consortium is coordinated by Hame University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)
The other beneficiaries are.
- Makerere University (MAK),
- Bugema University (BU),
- Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM),
- Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST),
- Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR),
- University of Copenhagen (UCPH).
Goal of AgrGROW
The project aims to build the capacity of Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to produce graduates with the 21st century key competencies needed to think systematically, act entrepreneurially and be experts in climate-smart agriculture.
This will be achieved through building capacity of the beneficiary institutions by improving content on the current curriculum/preparing new 21st century climate-smart curricula, enabling a paradigm shift to PBL-based student-centered delivery to produce sustainable learning outcomes, promoting the HEI-industry partnership for cooperation-based-learning ecosystem building