Nutrition through lifecycle

Youth - Adolescent


An “anchored” education promises better results

Governmental efforts aimed at rural children and youth can be more effective if the departments of education and agriculture co-ordinate their goals and policies. Several schools in Ecuador have embedded farming and rural life in the curriculum through a project that linked efforts of the education and agriculture ministries. Learning about traditional varieties, materials and fertilizers is now a part of the daily activities. This has led to higher enrolment and attendance rates, showing that schools gained more relevance for the rural youth.

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Irene Torres