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IJIET 2019 Vol.9(9): 607-612 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2019.9.9.1275

The Role of the Higher Education in the Development of the Agriculture

Péter Miklós Kőmíves, Péter Pilishegyi, Norbert Novák, Adrián Szilárd Nagy, and Péter Körösparti

Abstract—The aim of our article is to show the importance of the agriculture in the global life. One of the most important challenges of the world to produce enough food for the growing population of the Earth. The food production needs to be increased not only because of the growth in population but also because of the changing dietary habits. While the agriculture tries to produce more food they have to solve several problems. Increasing need for water, soil degradation and climate change – these are only a few of the most important problems we are facing right now. We have to increase the agricultural production on less arable land – but the question is: how?
The role of education and especially the agricultural education became much more important in this case. Prior researches showed that for the improvement in the skills and knowledge of the farmers and agricultural employees we have to analyse the actual situation and challenges of the agricultural education. To serve the needs of the precision agriculture, the educational system have to pay attention for the changing needs of the agricultural system.
During the reform of higher education and the agricultural higher education the most actual developments have to be included in the curricula. The labour market wants the higher education to offer actual knowledge for the students and for professionals as well during formal, informal and non-formal education as well. As the technology used by agriculture is continuously developing the employees and the farmers need different courses as parts of the lifelong learning systems.

Index Terms—Agriculture, Bologna process, development, higher education.

P. M. Kőmíves, N. Novák, and A. Sz are with the University of Debrecen, Faculty of Economics and Business, Debrecen, H-4032, Hungary (e-mail: komives.peter.mikos@econ.unideb.hu, novak.norbert@econ.unideb.hu, nagy.adrian@econ.unideb.hu).
P. Pilishegyi and P. Körösparti are with the University of Debrecen, Centre of Student Services and Relations, Debrecen, H-4032, Hungary (e-mail: ppilishe@gmail.com, pkorosp@gmail.com).


Cite: Péter Miklós Kőmíves, Péter Pilishegyi, Norbert Novák, Adrián Szilárd Nagy, and Péter Körösparti, "The Role of the Higher Education in the Development of the Agriculture," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 607-612, 2019.

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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