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The MSc CCSAFS in Suez Canal University, Egypt


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The MSc CCSAFS in Suez Canal University, Egypt
Prof. Hefny Manal, Suez Canal University
Europe Regional Meeting 2019
13-14 September, 2019, Heraklion, Greece

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The MSc CCSAFS in Suez Canal University, Egypt

  1. 1. Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (CCSAFS) Final Meeting & Conference 13-16 September 2019, Heraklion Crete Greece
  2. 2. The MSc CCSAFS in Suez Canal University, Egypt Manal Hefny Suez Canal University Egypt
  3. 3. Why do we establish MSC in CCSAFS? • Major challenges for future agricultural systems to provide food and other bioresources due to global worming, • Agriculture can both mitigate or worsen global warming, • Preserve the environment, reduces the vulnerability of agriculture to climate change and conserve scarce natural resources is needed.
  4. 4. Objectives Development of an inter/multidisciplinary MSc program in CCSAFS that will help promote the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 2, Provide professionals with the skills and knowledge for developing agricultural practices, policies and measures to address the challenge that climate change poses for agriculture and food security especially in Egypt and Jordan.
  5. 5. Methodological Framework Design Development Validation Pilot- assessment
  6. 6. Design Phase October 2016 - June 2017
  7. 7. Stakeholders’ Survey External Stakeholders Key Experts relate to CCSAFS SCU (34 participants) HU (30 participants) Experts in Agriculture and related Sciences Internal Stakeholders Final Year Students (Faculty of Agric.) Online survey (University, research institutes, companies, syndicates, etc) • MSE • University staff • Agric. Companies • Agricultural Department • Agricultural Quarantine • General Organization for the Control of Agricultural Exports • ARC (Agricultural Extensions)
  8. 8. MSc Program CCSAFS 120 ECTS Compulsory Courses 60 ECTS Elective Courses 30 ECTS Thesis 30 ECTS
  9. 9. Program Structure SEM CORE COURSES ECTS OPTIONAL COURSES (CHOOSE ONE) ECTS 1 Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (Sustainable Agriculture-UNIPAD) 10 Sustainability Justice and Food Security 10 Small Scale Farming. Indigenous Knowledge and Local Food Supply 10 Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation 10 Social Entrepreneurship in the Organic Food Industry 10 2 Sustainable Management of Soil and Water 10 Risk Analysis in the Food Chain 10 Precision Farming 10 Research Methods and Advanced Statistics Analysis 10 Consumer Behaviour, Food Security and Marketing 10 3 Economics of Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security 10 Sustainable and Ethical Livestock Management 10 Sustainable Fisheries and Food Security 10 GIS and remote sensing Applications in Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security 10 Genetics and Genomics in Sustainable Agriculture 10 Total 60 Three optional courses 30 4 MSc Thesis 30 Total for the MSc CCSAFS 120
  10. 10. Development Phase (July 2017-June 2018) 2nd NTW (ASU) 3rd NTW (SCU) Internal reviewing *UNIPAD *EG Partner Univ. * JO Partner Univ.
  11. 11. Validation of MSc in CCSAFS SCU Council ASSC (Site visit, Reporting, bylaw validation) Supreme Council University MOHE (Final Validation, Ministerial Decree)
  12. 12. MSc Program CCSAFS 120 ECTS Compulsory Courses 66 ECTS Elective Courses 15 ECTS University/faculty courses 9 ECTS MSc Thesis 30 ECTS
  13. 13. ECTSCourse TitleCourse CodeSemesterYear 8Climate Change: Adaptation and MitigationCSAF801 1st Semester 1st Year 8Applications of GIS and Remote SensingCSAF860 8Sustainable Management of Soil and WaterCSAF802 7Statistics and Design and Analysis of Biological Experiments CSAF880 2nd Semester 7Economics of Climate ChangeCSAF803 7Sustainable Livestock ManagementCSAF820 7Applications of Biotechnology in Sustainable AgricultureCSAF870 3rd Semester 2nd Year 7Social Entrepreneurship in the Organic Food IndustryCSAF890 7Sustainable Fisheries and Food SecurityCSAF875 Program Structure
  14. 14. ECTSOptional CoursesCourse Code 5Sustainability Justice of Food Security and Climate Change CSAF830 5Small-Scale Farming and Local KnowledgeCSAF835 5Risk Analysis in Food ChainCSAF840 5Precision FarmingCSAF845 5Consumer Behaviour, Marketing and Food SecurityCSAF850 5Environmental GovernanceCSAF855
  15. 15. ECTSUniversity/ Faculty CoursesSemesterYear 1Seminars1st1st Year 1Seminars2nd1st Year 2Research Methodology2nd1st Year 1Seminars3rd2nd Year 2Special Studies3rd2nd Year 2Bioethics4th2nd Year
  16. 16. Pilot-assessment Selection of the 1st Student Cohort for the MSc CCSAFS Eight students enrolled in the MSc program All came from Agricultural Background
  17. 17. 1st Semester Courses Compulsory Courses / Course TitleCourse Code SemesterAcademic Year Climate Change: Adaptation and MitigationCSAF 801 1st Semester1st Year 2018/2019 Applications of GIS and Remote SensingCSAF 860 Sustainable Management of Soil and WaterCSAF 802 Elective Course Sustainability Justice of Food Security and Climate Change CSAF 830
  18. 18. Assessment Tools Pre-course assessment (Previous knowledge, concept map) Post-course assessment
  19. 19. Proposed MSc Thesis Titles • Using Pectin Extracted from orange waste in food processing • Economic impact analysis of climate change and variability on plant sector in Egypt. • Economics impact analysis of climate change and variability on plant sector in Egypt. • The biodiversity of bee species and its role in pollinating coriander with special reference to climate change in Ismailia governorate. • Using orange wastes as sustainable ingredients in low fat ice-cream making.
  20. 20. 2nd Group of Participants in CCSAFS MSc Program Seven participants with different BSc background Agriculture (3) Arts and Humanities (Geography) (1) Home Economics (1) Education (2)
  21. 21. Outcomes (Tangible) • Validated Master Program in CCSAFS from MoHE, • Established CoE for education, training ad research in CCSAFS, and approved by SCU council, • Developed course syllabus and course modules for the master program,
  22. 22. Outcomes (intangible) • Capacity building of university staff on:  Developing master curriculum in line with the Bologna process, Designing and developing multidisciplinary curricula at the post- graduate level, Develop innovative teaching and learning methods,  Carrying out various assessment and survey methodologies .
  23. 23. Thank you for your kind attention