Huambo — A book entitled "Agrarian research in Angola: challenges and proposals" by Zacarias Sambeny was presented Thursday at the Faculty of Agrarian Sciences, in central Huambo province.
Zacarias Sambeny said the 16-chapter book with five complementary appendices is designed as a support for consultation and agrarian research in Angola.
He added that the two volumes of the book are mainly designed for teachers and students of agrarian sciences, including people linked to agriculture.
The author stated as well that the book reflects the best model for agrarian research in Angola as a contribution to the development of the sector.
"The fact that I am from a peasant family, and knowing that 65 percent of the Angolan population is peasant and working in the Ministry of Agriculture for long time motivated me to write and publish this book to help develop this sector through students research," he said.
Born in southern Cunene province, locality of Mupa-Kuvelei, Zacarias Sambeny holds a degree in education sciences from the Higher Institute of Education Sciences. He is also a specialist in organisation, leadership and evalutation of political, social and economic systems.
Among the various leadership positions he held in the past, Zacarias Sambeny was vice-minister of Agriculture from 1993 to 2010.