In a recent interview, Carlos Nze Nsuga, rector of the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE), discussed the details of the agreement with Texas Tech University (TTU) to establish a future collaboration between the two universities.
The agreement focused on
the development of agriculture and the establishment of professional training
in agribusiness and agro-industries, notes Nze Nsuga. “We discussed training in
human resources but focused primarily on agriculture, which is a priority for
the country’s development. We talked mostly about agriculture because we
believe that agriculture plays an important role in the development of this
country. We think we have to create food self-sufficiency in our country in quantity
and quality in order to have a healthy population,” said Nze Nsuga.
Nze Nsuga said that the
nation needs to do more to promote and encourage agriculture. Equatorial Guinea
currently produces some agricultural products that are used for local consumption
and others for export, such as cocoa and its derivatives. “We had discussed
training and the possibilities for transforming the raw material in our
country, which could be used not only for consumption and sale but also to
create jobs for the citizens of Equatorial Guinea and foreigners who come to
work here,” he said.
The two universities have
also discussed other aspects of agriculture, such as cotton and rice
production, which the parties also consider important.
The two universities are
also interested in developing training and education to help form professionals
in tourism, an area Equatorial Guinea wants to develop.