Building on partnerships with global organizations, GEARE faculty enhance opportunities for collaboration by developing a training program in gender and agriculture for students.

Principal Investigator: Kathleen Sexsmith

Funding source: USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grant

Collaborators:

  • Penn State: Deanna Behring, Paige Castellanos, Leif Jensen, Janelle Larson, and Mary Barbercheck
  • Oxfam America
  • CARE Honduras
  • CGIAR

Project Description:

This project developed a comprehensive interdisciplinary training program on gender and agriculture between Penn State faculty and three partner organizations at the cutting-edge of work on gender and agriculture globally – CARE Honduras, Oxfam America, and CGIAR. The project had three main components: student training on gender issues in agriculture, a summer research internship to strengthen students' skills while supporting the work of our partner organizations, and development of curricular materials for the new course on Gender and Agriculture offered in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

This project contributes to enhance the quality of higher education instruction in the FANH sciences by supporting the development of a collaborative project that equips students with the competencies needed for research, teaching, policy, and extension positions addressing gender concerns in domestic and international agriculture. This project focuses on two HEC Educational Need Areas: Curriculum Development, Instructional Delivery Systems and Expanding Student Career Opportunities; and Faculty Preparation and Enhancement for Teaching.  

International Programs

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106 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

International Programs

Address

106 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802