SURAFCO II - Support to the Reform of Agriculture and Forestry Colleges in Laos

The SURAFCO project is part of the Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation (SDC) engagement to support the Laos Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) strategic reform efforts.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département responsable Haute école des sciences agronomiques, forestières et alimentaires
  • Institut Systèmes de produc- tion agricole éco- nomes en ressources
    Institut des soins de santé participatifs
  • Unité de recherche Agriculture internationale et développement rural
  • Organisation d'encouragement Autres
  • Durée 01.02.2013 - 31.12.2017
  • Responsable du projet Dominique Guenat
  • Direction du projet Dominique Guenat
  • Équipe du projet Roland Stähli
    Karin Zbinden
    Dominique Guenat
    Hans Schaltenbrand
    Fritz Schneider
  • Partenaire Luang Prabang Agriculture and Forestry College
    Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
    Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
  • Mots-clés skills-based, practice oriented curriculum reform; student centred teaching and learning


Phase two of the SURAFCO project focuses on 1) completing the reform at NAFC and strenghtening NAFC. 2) Supporting the expansion of the reform to other colleges by coaching NAFC and MAF task force and assuring quality-based implementation.


The project is implemented by the MAF with the support of the Northern Agriculture and Forestry College, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and HAFL. This second 4-year phase will focus on: 1) further strengthening NAFC, consolidating existing achievements and improving teaching and learning conditions and employability of graduates; strengthening the specific focus of the curricula content to the local contexts; 3) increasing the cooperation with other institutions (outreach).