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New consortium to strengthen India’s agriculture sector

The University of Adelaide will lead a consortium of experienced partners to help build the capacity of India’s agriculture workforce through a new project.

The project, which has received $1.8 million in funding from the Australian Government, will identify jobs that require advanced practices that will meet India’s emerging agricultural skills needs.

Lead Researcher Dr Tamara Jackson said the project will research, design and deliver pilot training products, in partnership with stakeholders from the Australian international education sector and Australian and Indian agriculture sectors.

“This training will help meet India’s emerging agricultural skills needs and provide connections for Australian education providers while strengthening the bilateral relationship by developing skills for a critical industry. 

“We will explore partnerships between industry and education providers of both countries through the co-development of occupational standards for critical and emerging job roles across India’s key agriculture sub-sectors.”  

The project will run from 2023 to 2024.

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