Helmand Agricultural Solutions for Improved Livelihoods (HASIL)
A collaborative partnership agreement between Purdue University and the already existing system: Mercy Corps, PIN (People in Need), and HASIL (Helmand Agricultural Solutions for Improved Livelihoods) to lay the foundation for the development of curriculum, teacher training, and application of experiential activities for the Agricultural Vocational High Schools of Afghanistan and more specifically the Helmand Agricultural Solutions for Improved Livelihoods (HASIL) project. Qualified faculty from the College of Agriculture at Kabul University have been utilized in this project to assist as interpreters and workshop facilitators. The length of the funded project is from May 1, 2008 to present.
Dr. Jerry L. Peters, professor of Youth Development and Agricultural Education at Purdue University, leads a team of Purdue curriculum specialists in the development of agricultural lesson plans for the teachers of the 10th grade agriculture students in the areas of: Principles of Animal Husbandry, Principles of Agriculture Economics, Field Crops, and the 11th grade agriculture students in the areas of: Agriculture Machinery, Principles of Agriculture Extension, Agriculture Management, Principles of Horticulture, and Principles of Soil. The curriculum frame approved by the Ministry of Education in December 2007 is being used as the basis for curriculum development.