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A new professional for sustainable agriculture. The challenge in Mexican engineering education for rural development  [2013]

Lopez, L., Autonomous Agrarian Univ. Antonio Narro, Saltillo, Coahuila (Mexico); Alpuche, O., Autonomous Univ. of Morelos, Col Chamilpa, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico);

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Promoting sustainable agriculture that respond to the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change, which contributes to reducing poverty, exclusion and hunger, demand a new professional of agricultural engineering and rural development, with a new professional profile, values, skills, attitudes and capacities to promote changes that rural society demand. Based on analysing the rural reality of developing countries in general, and Mexico in particular, specifies the elements that must give way to the new profile, discussing their integration as citizens of a globalized and multicultural society, in a world becoming more complex, and that it operates under multiple trends and directions. Emphasis is placed on the advantages and disadvantages of promoting education for sustainability and rural development exclusively through transversal content. The research is based on interviews and evaluations of the authors, made a number of educational programs in Mexico, to identify aspects that favour or limit the formation of this new professional to respond to new challenges in higher education for rural development; as well as new capabilities that teachers must acquire to promote it.

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Rural Environment. Education. Personality. (REEP). Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference (Latvia)

ISSN : 2255-808X