Fields of activities:
|» Agriculture |
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
|» Environmental sciences |
» Health sciences
Brief description of your activity focus
Organic Farming,Plant Pathology, Food Safety,Food Security,Climate Change, Environmental Crisis,
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Expertise:University lecturer and consultant of Plant pathology, and Organic Farming. Ph.D. in plant pathology and biotechnology. Good knowledge and experience in International Plant Protection Convention. Good experience in multicultural institutions in Egypt and Switzerland. Currently doing my scientific research in Biodynamic agriculture, organic agriculture, biopesticides that are work in accord with the protection and the sustainable development of the Mediterranean region based on a legal framework (the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols),biofertilizers, bioremediation, biofumigation, environmental assessment, environmental monitoring and observing, environmental policy research, scientific Programme management ,composting.Currently working in the Methyl Bromide new alternatives i.e. Soil Solarisation, Soil Solarisation in Orchards, Nematode Resistant Cultivars, Hydroponics and soil-less system , Grafting, Compost, Biofumigation for controlling agricultural pests and reduce the emissions of methyl bromide, and mushroom biotechnology.
Competencies and Technologies:Strong ability to conduct my research in the subject matter like fungal biotechnology, Aquatic microbiology ,Organic agricultural, biodiversity, composting, mushroom biotechnology, biopesticides and biofertilizers.Currently a group leader for more than 18 postgraduate students (Ph.D. and M.Sc).Capability to provide a leadership to assessment teams in the field of organic farming and solving practical problems that arise in this field.Good experience in Quality Assurance of higher education system with intended learning outcomes for postgraduate courses in genetics ,biotechnology, genetic engineering, bioremediation, biofertilizers, plant biotechnology, and biopesticides, in my Institute in Egypt.Interested in food security and knowledge of food safety that provides a basis for the development of intervention strategies at all staged between production and consumption, with the aim of preventing foodborne diseases. These strategies include inspection by government agencies which I am take part in and educational campaigns directed at food handlers, process operators and people preparing food. The points of intervention vary in accordance with the nature of the food chain in different countries including Egypt. In Egypt, for instance, a significant proportion of the food consumed is purchased from street vendors.Interest in Supplier Quality Assurance, Fermentation Technology, Food Mycology, Food Safety Management of Dairy Products, Food Safety Management of Fish and Fishery products, and Food Safety Management of Meat and Meat product. Finally, I have fifteen years of relevant experience in agricultural or rural development in developing countries.