Support 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 HESB|Haute école des sciences agronomiques,forestières et alimentaires
  • Pôle de recherche Systèmes de production agricole économes en ressources
  • Champ de recherche Agriculture internationale et développement rural
  • Durée (prévue) 01.03.2017 - 31.12.2020
  • Responsable du projet Dominique Guenat
  • Direction du projet Dominique Guenat
  • Équipe du projet Roland Stähli
    Dominique Guenat
    Karin Zbinden
  • Partenaires - secteur privé Helvetas
  • Mots-clés Skills based curriculum development, student centered teaching methods

Contexte initial

The project is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry with the support of the Northern Agriculture and Forestry College (NAFC), Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and HAFL. This third 4-year phase will focus on completing the reform.


Phase three of the SURAFCO project focuses on completing the reform in 5 colleges and consolidating the results.

Compétences clés

skills based curriculum development, coaching, knowledge transfer, agricultural education, sustainable agriculture, applied research and development