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The University of Hawaii (UH) and the Agricultural University of Tirana (AUT) are partnering to permanently increase Albania’s agricultural higher education institution’s contribution to economic development and social prosperity by empowering the faculty and enhancing its capacity to educate, consult, and advise.

The overall project objective is to strengthen the Agricultural University in Tirana/Faculty of Economy and Agribusinesses (FEA) faculty’s capacity to provide quality graduate education and to build capacity for effective training, consulting and advising to the Ministry of Agriculture, extension agencies, and producer associations. This will be done through the Agricultural University in Tirana and University of Hawaii (UH) partnership with collaboration from the Ministry of Agriculture.

Specific objectives include:

  1. Co-development of state-of-the-art MS curriculum, graduate courses and instruction approaches in agricultural economics;
  2. Strengthening of applied research and policy analysis capacity of the Faculty and students in agricultural economics; and
  3. Co-development and teach training modules and materials to extension and businesses in data collection and dissemination, farm management, and market and trade policy analysis.


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Contact:  Dr. Catherine Chan-Halbrendt
                  Phone: (808) 956-2626
                   Fax: (808) 956-6539
                  E-mail: chanhalb@hawaii.edu