Sep 27, 2016

Talk on Salmonella in Poultry by Prof Edir Silva, President of WPSA

In the context of the outbreak of salmonella in one hatchery, the World Poultry Science Association organised a talk on Salmonella in Poultry by Prof Edir Silva. Over his entire career his research focus was primarily on salmonellosis as a poultry disease, and on the public health problems associated with it, looking for diagnosis methodologies and control measures. The talk was attended by academic staff of the animal production and food science units among other stakeholders.

Dr D.Sibartie, President of the WSPA. Mauritius
Maurice produit 48, 400 tonnes de poulets par an. Maurice pourrait devenir le fournisseur de toute la région. C'est ce que pense le Prof Silvia et il pense que la situation de la salmonelle n'est pas alarmante. Il intervenait à l'issue d'une conférence qu'il animait dans le cadre de la branche world poultry science organisation.







Sep 24, 2016

Meeting Alumni of the Faculty of Agriculture Sep 2016

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Graduates of the late half of 2000's





Daya, Micheline and Kamlesh




















At the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the World Poultry Science Association, Mauritius Branch, on 23 Sep 2016, Mr Kamlesh Boodhoo, Mrs Francoise Driver and Mrs Daya Goburdhun academic staff at the Faculty of Agriculture had the immense pleasure of meeting some alumni who attended a conference to mark this special event. It was comforting to talk with them and share their experiences they had at the Faculty of Agriculture. We were proud that all of them are holding key positions in the poultry industry they are working with. 

Bravo to all of our alumni and do not forget to give back to your Alma Mater. 

The Happy moments are shared here Click to view photos

Sep 22, 2016

The African Farm Management Association (AFMA) 2016 congress in Mauritius

The African Farm Management Association (AFMA) invites interested farm management and agribusiness professionals and practitioners to submit papers for the forthcoming Congress planned for the 20-25th November 2016, Le Meridien Hotel, Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius.  

The theme:

Sustainable Agricultural Development: Innovation systems approach for agricultural transformation in Africa

Sub-themes

  • Sustainable Agriculture and organic farming.
  • Food Safety, Food Security and Nutrition.
  • Agribusiness and Farm Management.
  • ICT in Agriculture and Agricultural Innovation Systems.
  • Biotechnology and Technology Development.
  • Climate change and Climate Smart Agriculture.
  • Market Development for increased production and Agricultural trade policies.

The Forum will provide an avenue for farm and agribusiness specialists and other stakeholders in the public and private sectors for exchanging knowledge and experiences in an effort to reposition African agriculture in the global environment.

Presenters of both peer reviewed and applied papers will be allocated about 15 minutes to make their presentations and 5 minutes for questions. All presentations will be made using PowerPoint. An area will be provided for display of posters and the poster size should be A1.

Get the details

The details about this congress are available on the Congress website at http://www.allevents.co.za/afma-10/main.html

About the organizer

The objectives of AFMA are to:

  1. Advance the knowledge and understanding of farm business management and to exchange ideas and information about farm management theory and practice throughout the continent of Africa and the world.
  2. Improve co-operation among stakeholders in Farm management with an interest in African issues at the regional and international levels.
  3. Promote capacity building, research, policy dialogue and interest of Farm Manage- ment in Africa.
  4. Contribute to the wider objective of agricultural productivity in an effort to reduce poverty, enhance food security and sustainable use of farm resources in Africa.

 



Sep 20, 2016

Bibliotheque Virtuelle a La Faculte D'Agriculture

La Faculte D'Agriculture lance ce Mercredi 14 Sep 2016 la maquette de sa Bibliotheque Virtuelle

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Le Programme de mobilité universitaire INTRA-ACP dénommé HAAGRIM vise notamment à impulser une « Harmonisation et Amélioration des programmes de master et de doctorat en AGRIbusiness par la Mobilité entre l'Afrique de l'Ouest, de L'Est et du Centre pour un développement socioconomique durable ». Les groupes cibles visés sont : les étudiants, le personnel technique ou administratif et le personnel académique des Universités concernées.
C’est dans ce cadre que nous avons eu le plaisir d'acceullir Mons. Philippe Gdedjeglo du 15 août au 18 septembre 2016, de la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (FSA-UAC) du Bénin. Il a mis en place  un échantillon d’interface de vulgarisation des travaux de recherche des étudiants de la Faculté. Il s’agit, en réalité, d’une Bibliothèque virtuelle réalisée avec le logiciel libre (open source) Greenstone.
The HAAGRIM local coordinating team with Mr Philippe Gbedjeglo and Sophie Diallo, HAAGRIM scholars.

Faculty Research Day - 21 Sep 2016

The 9th Edition of theUoM Research Week will be organised by the University of Mauritius from 12 to 16 September 2016. The Faculty Research day will be on Wednesday 21 Sep 2016.

The Faculty of Agriculture Research Week aims at providing a consolidated platform for staff, students and researchers to interact and carry out peer discussions on ongoing or emerging research. The main theme is as shown below. This year the Faculty has received 55 abstracts for oral and poster presentations. It aims also at showcasing the ongoing research activities and capabilities at the Faculty. It is an opportunity for the Faculty to showcase its potential and to highlight innovative, viable, long-term projects The emphasis of the Faculty Research Day is to build links and networks between service providers and researchers.We wish all participants a fruitful day!!!!


La Faculte D'Agriculture - Economie verte de Ile Maurice




‘Les essentiels pour la recherche de fonds: le rebranding comme réponse’

Dans un contexte marqué par un désamour des étudiants de la filière agricole, la FoA s’appuyant sur le Plan Stratégique de l’UoM 2015-2020 répond à la sollicitation de la gouvernance centrale qui parle de la nécessité de changement de son image: ‘rebranding’.

Changer l’image, est-ce changer le nom ? Créer de nouvelles filières ? A quels prérequis faudrait-il penser ? Est-ce l’affaire d’une personne ? De la faculté ? Le ‘rebranding’ permet-il d’avoir les ressources financières, humaines et techniques nécessaires au développement de la FoA? Est-ce cela le souhait de la gouvernance centrale?

Face aux défis actuels portant sur la sécurité alimentaire, la réflexion est entamée.
La FoA organise le 20 Septembre 2016 une partage d’idées sur ‘Les essentiels pour la recherche de fonds: le rebranding comme réponse’ avec Mlle Sophie DIALLO (Chargée de Mission du Recteur, Coordonnatrice de la Cellule d’Opérationnalisation des Politiques de Génération de Ressources de l’Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, Sénégal) boursière dans le cadre du programme Haagrim.