The ILRI Graduate Fellows Programme: a case study of impact (1978-1997)

Eley, Robert and Ibrahim, Habid and Hambly, Helen and Demeke, Mulat and Smalley, Michael (2003) The ILRI Graduate Fellows Programme: a case study of impact (1978-1997). Education + Training, 45 (3). pp. 162-174. ISSN 0040-0912


This paper explores the extent to which degree-based postgraduate training programmes contribute to the development of individual skills and careers in agricultural science as well as towards institutional capacity for national agricultural research in Africa. In the case of the International Livestock Research Institute’s Graduate Fellowship Programme it was concluded that advance agricultural training in Africa provides a vital process of human and institutional development. The results of this study indicated the success of degree-based training in terms of achieving improved gender equity, rapid employment, and a high rate of return to the country of origin, These results stand out against the “brain drain” commonly associated with capacity building in national agricultural research systems (NARS). The paper recommends strategies to be adopted by ILRI and its partners for future degree training and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version not held.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:10
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: African agricultural research, postgraduate training, assessment
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079999 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1108/00400910310471028

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