Mission and Goals
The 7th GCHERA Conference that was held in Beauvais in June 2011 gave the opportunity to the Representatives of the Global Regional University Associations and the GCHERA Executive Committee members to establish this new confederation during a Founding General Assembly, with direct membership of the Associations instead of the universities alone.
The Association evolved into a not for profit organisation with mission to encourage mutual understanding and global co-operation of the higher educational associations and their institutions in supporting innovation and providing leadership in education, research and outreach in agricultural and life sciences.
Through capacity development the Association will achieve this mission by supporting member higher education associations and their membership in contributing to improving:
sustainable agricultural and rural development,
the quality of life,
health and nutrition,
development of bio renewable resources, and
(Extract from the Minutes of the Founding General that was held in Beauvais, France on 29 June 2011 – Interim Governance 2011-2013)