Helicon participates in the OKP SEAD-SA project. The Strengthening Education for Agricultural Development South Africa project is designed to close the skills gap in the country’s agricultural sector. Several pilots have been launched in the poultry, dairy and piggery sectors in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province and horticulture sector in Western Cape (WC) province.  By contributing to sustainable and inclusive development, SEAD-SA unites educational institutes from all levels and industries into one learning-oriented network. Within the network, students are offered practical teaching and exposure to relevant sectors. In return, the industry gets access to the competent staff it needs in order to increase food and water security. SEAD-SA also focusses on educating women and disadvantaged individuals, thereby supporting both sustainability and social inclusion within the agricultural sector in South Africa.

Dutch consortium partners:  Aeres, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, HAS University of Applied Sciences, Lentiz, Helicon.


The SEAD-RW project aims to contribute to achieving sustainable food security in Rwanda. The project is designed to support Rwanda Universities TVET institutions to improve their education and training programs; research and community services in agricultural production; value chain management as well as land and water management.

SEAD & SEAD West are funded by The Netherlands Ministry of foreign affairs through the Nuffic and implemented through a partnership between The Strategic Capacity Development Department of the Chief Skills Officer’s Office at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), in partnership with INES Ruhengeri, UR (CAVM, CST and CBE), Rwanda polytechnic (IPRC Gishari, IPRC Huye, IPRC Musanze, IPRC Karongi, IPRC Kigali, IPRC Ngoma) and the international consortium led by Mott MacDonald (SEAD) & Maastricht School of Management (SEAD West).

Dutch consortium partners: Maastricht School of Management, Mott MacDonald, Q-point, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, HAS University of Applied Sciences, Aeres, Helicon.

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