6.4.4. Where to train
Courses in agricultural medicine, both for health officials and
for agricultural officials, should feature in the curricula of educational
establishments. However, because of the almost complete lack of such courses in
these establishments at present, some post-university or recurrent education or
training should be provided.
Education is apt to become sterile if it is not activated with
the catalyst of practical experience. Congresses are a valuable means of
educational regeneration. They should be organised at the regional, national and
international levels. They may be confined to a single subject or cover a number
of subjects. Everyone who might be interested (and not merely doctors) should
participate. The expression of opposing points of view often leads to fruitful
exchanges of information and the clarification of obscure ideas, or to the
initiation of research and investigation into hitherto unexplored areas.
Comparisons between regional and national experience are equally