Human capital formation for agribusiness the case of Zamorano university

Ernesto Gallo, Michael A. Boland

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Zamorano University in Honduras has developed a program which takes a holistic approach to preparing students for careers in Agribusiness. The academic foundation is integrated with the Learning By Doing (LBD) approach giving students real life experiences in food production, processing, entrepreneurship, costs and marketing and supervising. Fifteen business units are operated by the university to complement students' education: cattle, swine, poultry, tilapia, honey, ornamentals, horticulture, feed, seeds, retail supermarket, and similar enterprises. Agribusiness students also undertake entrepreneurial ventures and have international business training. Some of the Zamorano agribusiness educational strategies might be interesting for other universities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-125
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Food and Agribusiness Management Review
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human capital development
  • Learning by doing (LBD)


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