agronomy cooperation Algeria agrofood ENSA training
Cooperation with the National Advanced School of Agronomy (ENSA) of Algiers
Agropolis International scientific community supports ENSA's reform process
Within the project framework, two colleagues of the ENSA administration (Mrs Eski and Saadoune) are doing a one-month internship at Montpelier SupAgro, since the beginning of November 2012 .
Agropolis International scientific community participates to the reform process of the National Advanced School of Agronomy of Algiers (Algeria)
ENSA is the only school in Algeria, outside of the university system, dedicated to the training of agronomists. It carries out activities linked to higher education, scientific research and technology development in the fields related to agriculture and agro-food.
Objectives of the project
The aim of ENSA's reform is to reach international excellence standard regarding research and training of senior experts, which requires to adapt the school development to new strategic orientations and to build new international, national and local partnerships in order to better contribute to Algeria's challenges in terms of food security and sustainable rural land management.
The framework agreement between ENSA and Agropolis International, elaborated in order to accompany the current ENSA's reform process, has been signed on April 2011. It concerns the following themes:
- rehabilitation and building of tropical greenhouses
- training engineering
- research engineering
- creation of a national cluster on agriculture
In the framework of the convention signed between the National High School of Agriculture of Algiers, Algeria (ENSA) and Agropolis International, a delegation of 7 professors from ENSA came to Montpellier from December 5th to 10th, 2011, to discuss with their colleagues from AgroParisTech, Cirad, Inra, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro...
The main objective of this visit was to exchange experience about the reform of curriculums and the restructuration of research departments that is currently going on at ENSA and that has been already carried out and achieved in the Montpellier schools and institutes.
Various themes of particular importance for Algeria have been discussed on this occasion, such as water and ecosystems management, plant protection, new technologies of information and communication for agriculture, land tenure issues... In addition, the definition of objectives in terms of international partnerships and student mobility has also been a subject of major interest from both parts.
A delegation from ENSA, made of R. Issolah (Director), T. Hartani (Director of International Relations and Professional Training) and O. Bendjama (Director of Education), came from June 20 to July 23, 2011, with the objective to work on the reform of the education system and to progress on the research and training aspects of the cooperation.
Signature of the framework agreement between ENSA and Agropolis International and its member institutions. Several cross missions have been organized during springtime.
Visit of a delegation from ENSA made of 8 professors specialized in water resources, plant sciences and agro-food technologies, with the aim to initiate a cooperation project with Agropolis International
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