With around 10 percent of Angola’s arable land currently under cultivation, the country’s agricultural productivity and crop yields are extremely low. Given that more than half of Angola’s poor are located in rural areas and depend almost exclusively on agriculture for their livelihood, it was fundamental to boost the agriculture sector’s institutional capacity, in particular in areas such as irrigation, policy analysis and agricultural statistics. FAO was approached with a view to establishing new farmer field schools in the provinces of Bié, Huambo and Malanje, as well as training master trainers in the target areas and establishing training curricula. The technical assistance and rural extension provided by the project was geared towards organizing farmers, strengthening markets and adopting the appropriate techniques and innovations to the local context, in an attempt to boost food and nutrition security.