Non-AFRE Co-Principle Investigators: Other AEC/ AFRE and MSU Faculty. Tom Zalla and James Bingen (Community Sustainability)
Project Name: Sahel Master’s Degree Training Program *
Donor: United States Agency for International Development
Contract No: AID/afr-C-1267 USAID Project # 6250926
Account No: MSU 71-2024
Location: MSU Campus (recruitment of students from Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, Mali, Togo, and Cape Verde)
Duration: October 1976-February 1985
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Project Goals: To create the staff and support capability to help select, train, and provide post-graduate field support for Sahelians at the master's degree level in agricultural economics.
Cooperating Institutions: Among the various institutions involved were USAID Missions throughout the Sahel; Ministries of Planning, Rural Development and Agriculture; universities; a number of research institutes and International Training Program Specialists for Agriculture in the USDA Office of International Training. The countries included Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.
Project Summary: In 1983 there were 21 graduates and 9 current enrollees for a total of 30 students in the Sahel Master's program. Of these, 28 were in Agricultural Economics and two in Agricultural Education.
*This description is adapted from work by Nancy E. Horn, an MSU alumnus from the Anthropology Department, published in 1985 “A Project History of Michigan State University’s Participation in International Development for the period 1951 – 1985”. See AFRE Emeritus Faculty Acknowledgements