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Global Agriculture: Developing Extension Education & Agriculture Technologies in Africa

Identify challenges faced by farmers in Nimba County, Liberia, and work collaboratively across borders to discuss these challenges and develop extension education programming that will be implemented in the region in order to empower local farmers.

Terms Offered

Spring 2021

Spring 2022

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Course Details

The objective of the course is to identify challenges faced by farmers in Nimba County, Liberia, and work collaboratively across borders to discuss these challenges and develop extension education programming that will be implemented in the region in order to empower local farmers. The course is designed to create a paradigm shift for both cohorts of students who will educate and learn from each other in what is now becoming a critical context - the globalized workspace. Students from the University of Maryland (UMD) and Liberia International Christian College (LICC) will be grouped together to identify and develop particular thematic areas most needed by local farmers, and then as a cohort create a week-long extension program to be implemented on the ground.

Number of credits: 3

How You'll Learn and Work

This is a Global Classrooms Signature Course.   It is a project-based, experiential learning course that connects UMD undergraduates to students at the Liberia International Christian College (LICC) to co-learn and co-work on extension activities for Liberian Farmers. 

Cultural Connection

Nimba County, Liberia

General Education Credits

Scholarship in Practice-Cultural Competency

School/College

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Prerequisites & Restrictions

Students must seek permission of the Agricultural & Resource Economics department to enroll in this course. Please complete this form to receive approval from the faculty member.

Faculty Highlight

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Tuition & Scholarship

Course costs should be calculated based on the university‚Äôs standard tuition and fees for undergraduate students and graduate students.

Students enrolled in winter and summer Global Classrooms courses may be eligible for the International Education Scholarship.

Cancellation and Refunds

Global Classrooms courses follow UMD's Schedule Adjustment policies. 

Questions & Contact Info

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