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BRAFAGRI (Brazil - France Agriculture)

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Country Code: P155
Name of Programme: BRAFAGRI (Brazil - France Agriculture)
Organisation responsible for the programme: Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Directorate-General for teaching and research-DGER, European relations and international cooperation Bureau - BRECI
Type of organisation: Ministry
Country: France
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Starting Date 2005
Ending date Renewable every 2 years
Joint initiative involving more than one Ministry? (if applicable) Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs (Direction générale de la mondialisation, du développement et des partenariats - DGM

Programme Description
General and specific objectives
The programme aims to promote the training of Brazilian and French students in the higher education institutions in agricultural studies and related subjects, as well as the development of partnerships between higher education institutions in the two countries.
The two countries set up a programme of exchange of students and teachers in the field of agronomy, agro-food and veterinary sciences.

The Brazilian partner is the Coordinação de Aperfeçoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES) of the Ministry of Education.

Priority actions
Bilateral cooperation projects in higher education in the fields of agronomy, agro-food and veterinary sciences

The development of the programme is based on the notion of joint projects, elaborated by the higher education institutions in the two countries.
The projects must be based on the following activities:
- exchanges of students (one or two semesters)
- exchanges of teachers (ten to ninety days) , with a view to allow the comparative study of the curriculum, pedagogical methodologies and validation of credits
- organisation of seminars and meetings and other activities related to the programme

Management and coordination
A Steering Committee (franco-brazilian), whose members are appointed by the authorities having signed the programme agreement, contributes to define the objectives and procedures to implement the programme as well as selecting the projects (based on evaluations carried out by independent experts).
The programme is monitored by the Amerique Latine officer of the European relations and international cooperation Bureau (BRECI), in cooperation with DGM (Foreign Affairs) and the French Embassy in Brazil.

Expected or achieved outputs, outcomes and impacts
- To bring the scientific communities of the 2 countries closer
- To deepen the mutual knowledge of higher education pathways of the 2 countries
- To develop partnerships between higher education institutions
- To encourage the creation of joint diploma
- To give an international dimension to the training pathways offered to students
- To increase the number of schools taking part in the programme

Results and outcomes:
Each year 39 French students go to Brazil and 39 Brazilian students come to France. About 20 teachers and coordinators also take part in the exchanges.
Each student receives a grant of 1000 € by semester and 900 € for transport.
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