The CVCB is about rural industries initiating and managing positive change. Its mission is to enhance the capacity of participants and other institutions to effect change through cooperation and joint resourcing.
The venture is managed within RIRDC’s Human Capital, Communications and Information Systems Program on behalf of the partners.
The Venture has four key areas where its investment in capacity building will be most effective:
1. identifying current ‘best practices’ in rural extension, education and training to assist in the design and delivery of learning activities
2. improving understanding of non-participation in learning activities, and increasing the accessibility of learning activities and involvement of the farming community
3. promoting and rethinking rural extension and education through government, industry and community groups so they respond to new and changing environments and enhancing rural learning and practice
4. enhancing the capacity of rural service providers to deliver and enable effective learning activities.