USAID in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the USAID FED program for Liberia we will be launching the first ever National Diploma in Agriculture. This event will take place at the Booker Washington Institute in Kataka at 11am. We hope you will be able to attend. I have attached the full agenda for your review.
The National Diploma for Agriculture (NDA) is an innovative, skills-focused two-year Vocational Diploma that prepares high school graduates to move directly into agricultural employment in the formal sector or through entrepreneurship.
Students will graduate with marketable, in-demand skills that will give them expanded employment options tied to the country’s growing agricultural market and industry needs.
USAID FED’s supported Centers of Excellence in Agriculture will lead the practical training program through campus base agri-enterprises and practicum in related industries.
The NDA is the country’s first TVET curriculum that is harmonized with the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) vocational agriculture curriculum and represents an important step towards regional integration.
As Liberia rebuilds its agriculture sector, ensuring the agriculture programs and its instructors are well equipped to teach and demonstrate best practices is paramount to revitalizing the sector.