Tunja will become the epicenter of scientific and technological progress in the agricultural sector with the celebration of the First Meeting of Science, Technology and Innovation. The National Open and Distance University – UNAD assumes a leading role in this event that will take place on May 25, 26 and 27 in the city of Tunja, with the aim of promoting agricultural development in the department of Boyacá.
As co-organizer of this meeting, UNAD has worked closely with the Government of Boyacá and other prominent educational institutions to offer a space for the exchange of knowledge and experiences. The event will have the participation of leading experts in science, technology and innovation, who will present their advances and proposals applied to the agricultural sector.
The meeting will be structured around three main themes. On the 25th, fruit and vegetable growing will be addressed at the headquarters of the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia. On the 26th, at the Juan de Castellanos University, it will focus on livestock and minor species. Finally, on the 27th, the UNAD in Tunja will be the setting to discuss the prioritized crops and their relationship with climate change.
In relation to the participation of the UNAD, Professor Jorge Armando Fonseca, a teacher at the School of Agricultural, Livestock and Environmental Sciences – ECAPMA of the Boyacá Downtown Zone, highlighted the importance of this meeting for the department. According to the professor, UNAD has made important progress in agricultural research, developing sustainable practices for adaptation to climate change, including the participation of rural youth in the management of weather stations and promoting the formation of public policies for rural and peasant women.
UNAD’s participation in this meeting seeks to positively impact small and medium producers in the agricultural sector in Boyacá. The university has set out to close the technological gap, providing farmers with innovative tools to improve their productivity and competitiveness, as well as to encourage sustainability in their practices.
This First Meeting of Science, Technology and Innovation in Tunja is expected to be a milestone for agricultural development in Boyacá, promoting the adoption of updated technologies and knowledge, and generating opportunities for growth and improvement for farmers in the region. UNAD, together with the other participating institutions, seeks to promote synergy between academia, research and the agricultural sector, with the aim of building a prosperous and sustainable future for the Boyacá countryside.