More inclusive, sustainable climate smart agriculture and water efficient programs in Egyptian TVET and HE


The project “Enhancing water efficiency and food security through Egyptian TVET” has officially come to an end. At the beginning of 2019, Maastricht school of Management in consortium with Aeres University of Applied Science Almere and Deltares, and the local Egyptian partners Kafrelsheikh University and Sadat City University aimed to have a positive impact on the vocational agricultural education in both the desert and delta region.

After 4,5 years of project implementation, the project team can affirm that great strides have been set to achieve a more inclusive and sustainable Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and water efficient training program for the technical and higher education (HE), including the institutionalization of student placements in HE, cooperation across the agricultural value chains and among different educational levels.

Some of the success stories of the project are:

  • The newly developed 4-year BcS ‘Technology of Protected Cultivation’ by Kafrelsheikh University incorporating content from the project curricula.
  • High student satisfaction on newly designed and approved curricula piloted by Kafrelsheikh University and Sadat City University
  • Over 17 pubications created on topics such as: i. climate smart agriculture and water efficiency; ii. Promoting smart agriculture in agricultural colleges, iii. CSA in Egypt: Productivity under Irrigation and water stress
  • > 10 MoU’s signed on the continuation of partnerships between educational and private sector members for the purpose of knowledge transfers and internships/student placement as well as future cooperation in development projects.
  • Increased cooperation and knowledge transfer between University and TVET level schools such as Mubarak high school and Sadat City University.
  • Advanced enhancement of the teaching and research facilities in both universities leading to innovative teaching practices and research concepts.

We like to thank all parties involved who have closely collaborated and worked hard to make the ‘Enhancing water efficiency and food security through Egyptian TVET’ project a success!

Orange Knowledge Programme
This project is part of the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) which is funded by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic. For more information click here.

MSM's Expert Centre on Emerging Economies

This institutional collaboration project is part of MSM's Expert Centre on Emerging Economies. The department is an expert centre on local economic development in emerging and developing markets.‚Äč We capacitate managers and professionals from government, private sector, NGOs, and post-secondary education in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. We offer consultancy and customized training programs, and we manage complex projects in key sectors, e.g. water, agriculture and health. For more information click here.

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