Journal article

Pathways to Agricultural Skill Development in the Indian Himalayas

Trent Brown

Journal of South Asian Development | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INDIA PVT LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Policy makers and practitioners in the field of skill development often carry individualist and narrowly instrumental understandings of the reasons people enrol in their programmes. This article argues that people in the Global South seek to develop skills for a range of reasons, many of which are strongly influenced by their social environment and factors outside of their control. It presents the findings of a study involving surveys and semi-structured interviews with 53 trainees enrolled in agricultural skill development programmes in the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Indian Himalayas. Trainees’ responses were analysed to determine common ‘pathways’ to agricultural skill development pr..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (ARC DECRA) project titled 'Agricultural Skill Development in India: Assessing Acquisition and Impact'


Funding Acknowledgements

The research presented in this article was sponsored by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (ARC DECRA) project titled 'Agricultural Skill Development in India: Assessing Acquisition and Impact' Project ID: DE180100901). Research assistance to support this project was also partially sponsored by a University of Melbourne DECRA Establishment Grant.