Systematic review to identify skill needs for agrifood nanotechnology workforce

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Author: Yawson, Robert Mayfield


As nanotechnology continues to advance in food and agriculture, there is the need for pragmatic decisions as to how to prepare the workforce. A comprehensive systematic evidence review (SER) and analysis of the literature to identify skill needs for the emerging agrifood nanotechnology sector and to determine how agricultural education can contribute to human resource and workforce development for this sector was conducted. The main conclusions from this study are that future shortage, and skills gaps in agrifood nanotechnology are expected to increase. However, there is still quite a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Innovation; Industry; Technology; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Change management; Education and training needs; Human resource development; Needs assessment; Skill analysis; Skill needs; Skill shortage; Skills mismatch; Systematic review

Published: Raleigh, North Carolina: Association for Career and Technical Education Research, 2017

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Journal volume: 42

Journal number: 3

Journal date: December 2017

Pages: pp. 149-181

ISSN: 1554-754X (print), 1554-7558 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 132.431

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