About  ValueSeC


Value Chain Development for Food Security in the Context of Climate Change (ValueSeC): A Contribution through Strengthening Capacity in Higher Education in Eastern Africa is a collaborative project among Haramaya University, Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany, and University of Nairobi and Karatina University in Kenya. ValueSeC project at Haramaya University is hosted by the School of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management. The project is part of EDULINK-II grant for capacity building in higher education funded by the European Union (EU).

ValueSecPhoto at the inception workshop in Nairobi, Kenya (December 2013)

The project is aimed at strengthening the capacity of partner universities in areas of food value chains, climate change, and food security. This is particularly undertaken through student/staff exchange, training, curriculum review and development, development of interactive teaching media, undertaking applied research related to food value chains, climate change and food security, and dissemination of these interdisciplinary research outputs. The goals and objectives of the project will be attained through six major activities:

  1. Project Management
  2. Competence Network
  3. Staff/Student Exchange
  4. Training Workshops
  5. Revision and Development of Curriculum
  6. Marketing and Publicity

The project runs for three years (November 2013 to October 2016).

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