National School of Agriculture
About our organization
The National School of Agriculture in Meknes (ENA) founded in 1942 is the oldest agronomic higher education institution in Morocco. Since its founding, it has continuously evolved to meet the changing needs of Moroccan agriculture and agri-food sector through training future agricultural engineers with specific skills and knowledge in diverse areas of modern agriculture and food sciences: environmental science, agricultural engineering, food processing engineering, food by-products valorisation, agribusiness and marketing and rural development engineering. Furthermore, ENA is striving to boost transfer of know-how aiming to promote safety in the Moroccan food and drink manufacturing industry and sustainable valorisation of generated by-products.
Why we are partecipating in the project
Food safety is a pressing concern in Moroccan agri-food industry and related sectors. FoSaMed provides a unique opportunity to our institution to develop and manage a portfolio of food safety and capacity development. Also, it offers an exciting opportunity to design a tailored programme of study suited to meet the current challenges in academia and research and development in the Moroccan food industry. Through this project, ENA Meknès will update a food safety laboratory to ensure students training and offer services to become a trusted and responsible food safety partner of regional and national agri-food industry actors.
Our role in the project
Through this project, ENA Meknès will offer courses that will attract and prepare students who value professionalism, providing them with adequate and innovative food safety training to be part of those responsible agents for offering consumers safe and healthy foods and ensuring Moroccan agri-food industry products compliance with national and international regulations. ENA team member’s extensive experience in food science research and education covering various fields (food processing and conservation, quality characterisation and preservation, analytical chemistry, biotechnology, microbiology and biochemistry) would be a major support factor for the implementation, management, and follow-up of project activities.
El Amine Ajal
This project has been funded with support from the European Union. This website reflects the view only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. The project number is 618518-EPP-T-2020-1-PT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP