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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

1,3 billion CFA francs for the mobility of students in Agribusiness

The student mobility project initiated at the Univeristy of Saint-Louis in Senegal aims to foster inter-universiy exchanges and promote sustainable development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
The “Harmonization and improvement of Master and PhD programs in Agribusiness through Intra-ACP mobility for sustainable socio-economic development (HAAGRIM)” project was officially launched at the Gaston Berger University in the presence of  President Lamine Gueye, representatives of the European Union and the Ministry of Higher Education and Agriculture.
This project is funded by the European Union for a total cost of 2 million Euros. This collaborative program aims to enhance the mobility of students and academic and technical staff in Agribusiness to promote sustainable development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
The President said the HAAGRIM program falls within the new agricultural policy framework in Senegal.
Strategies to implement modern agriculture that is “competitive, diversified and sustainable” are motivated by the underperformance carried out in the agricultural sector. The General Manager of SAED, Samba Kanté, said the search for solutions for sustainable agriculture in Africa requires training technicians and managers in Agriculture.

Source: Paepard