The project "Knowledge-to-Knowledge" (K2K), aims to strengthen and enhance the capacity of the main Angolan knowledge institutions in agricultural sciences, to establish a strong relate between knowledge and practice. FutureWater collaborates with Wageningen University on giving a training on remote sensing and GIS techniques in agricultural applications and services to the staff of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (FCA) of the José Eduardo dos Santos de Huambo University (UJES).
The Government of Angola is developing a policy to diversify the country’s economy, strongly dependent on the income of the oil sector. Agriculture is considered one of the priority sectors to be developed. A favorable climate and a relatively high availability of water resources and fertile soils, can lead Angola to become one of the leaders in agricultural production of the African continent.
With the objective of increasing agricultural production and productivity and favoring investment and innovation in related businesses, the present project arises: a nexus between policies, practice and knowledge. The project “Knowledge-to-Knowledge (K2K – Knowledge to Knowledge), funded by the Dutch government and managed by the University of Wageningen, aims to strengthen and enhance the capacity of the main Angolan knowledge institutions in agricultural sciences, to establish a strong relate between knowledge and practice. To do this, the development of skills in Geographic Information Technologies of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (FCA) of the José Eduardo dos Santos de Huambo University (UJES) is proposed.
Among other tasks, a program is established with an approach based on “Train the Trainers -TtT” (train the trainers), in which FutureWater has collaborated, with the aim of developing the knowledge and skills of the FCA staff. UJES in Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing. After the development of the TtT program, the staff of the University should be able to:
- Establish a University program of training in Remote Sensing
- Develop and maintain the necessary teaching material
- Initiate and carry out its own research program
- Develop small courses aimed at the agricultural sector