Delhi Declaration

  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and World Bank have issued ‘Delhi Declaration’ on Modernisation of Agricultural Education System (AES) at International Conference on Blended Learning Ecosystem.
  • Conference was held as part of NAHEP’s Resilient Agricultural Education System (RAES) development initiative.

National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP).

  • It aims to attract talent and strengthen higher agricultural education in the country.
  • NAHEP is a five-year project initiated in 2018 by World Bank and Central Government to strengthen National AES.
  • Funded by the World Bank and the Indian Government on a 50:50 basis.
  • The objective of the NAHEP for India is to support participating agricultural universities and ICAR in providing more relevant and higher quality education to Agricultural University students.
  • In addition, a four year degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries and Forestry has been declared a professional degree.
  • ICAR is an autonomous organisation for coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in India. It is headquartered in New Delhi.
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