Faculty of Agriculture & Environment

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About Faculty of Agriculture & Environment

 The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment was founded in 1992. It was mainly designed to develop a new generation of scholars and specialists in agricultural sciences to keep up with the development of the various agricultural domains in Gaza and subsequently serve the Palestinian society. Hundreds of students graduated from the faculty and some have prestigious status in and outside Palestine.

Dean's Message

The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at Al Azhar University-Gaza (AUG) welcomes all new and returning students to its exciting programs in Agriculture and Environment.

The Agriculture sector is considered the main pillar in building a public global economy In Palestine. In 1992, the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat announced the establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at AUG on an area of 140 acres in Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza Strip.

As a result of the brutal practices of the Israeli occupation in bulldozing the faculty buildings and farm, His Majesty King Mohammad VI of Morocco contributed to establish a new building for the faculty in Al Mughraqa area, taking the form of a modern Islamic style and containing all supplies of furniture, equipment and devices. The new building will include the three main faculty departments, namely:

1. Plant Production and Protection Department.
2. Food Technology Department.
3. Animal and Poultry Production Department.

Furthermore, the Qatari Red Crescent took part in rehabilitating the faculty farm in Beit Hanoun in order to be a center of scientific research, training and production. The faculty also updated its study plans and curricula in line with the evolution of scientific needs. Moreover, in 2005, the faculty developed a master's degree in the above mentioned disciplines, in partnership with the Faculty of Agriculture at Cairo University in order to supplement the Palestinian agronomists with the latest findings of science and technology in the field of diverse agricultural development.

The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at AUG will remain an active and positive role in the Palestinian community.


Ahmed A R Abu Shaaban

Associate Professor
Dean
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Departments

Mission

The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment aims :
  • To provide the agricultural production sector with specialized agronomists in order to achieve agricultural development in the society.
  • To conduct applied agricultural research to keep up with the agricultural development.
  • To direct agricultural production in a way to not exceed the market need.
  • To implement training programs for the faculty students and staff members.
  • To develop programs to maintain the Palestinian environment.
  • To develop and exploit the use of water and find solutions for water shortage.
  • To support farmers in various agricultural fields through technical support.
  • To find strategies for agricultural development in Palestine.
  • To hold scientific conferences, seminars and agricultural exhibitions.

Vision

The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment strives to establish the following units in the near future:
  • Animal Production Unit
  • Food Processing Unit
  • Food Processing Unit
  • Honey Production Unit
  • Ecosystems Unit
  • Rural Development Center for Studies and Training

Granted Degrees

The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at Al-Azhar University-Gaza (AUG) confers a bachelor's degree after successfully completing (136) credit hours in the following disciplines:

  • Plant Production and Protection
  • Food Technology
  • Animal & Poultry Production
  • Food Science and Technology


International Cooperation

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Environment is a member of the International Federation of vertical cultivations

Events

  • Scientific Day " The Agricultural Products in the Balance of Law"
  • Workshop entitled " Study of the Gap between the Academic Study of the Labor Market"
  • Workshop recommends the competent authorities to enact laws supporting the transition from traditional agriculture to urban agriculture
  • Agricultural course in the area of curriculum development and study plans
  • Ceremony to celebrate the graduation of the academics involved in the Course of Curriculum Development.
  • Prof. Dr. Hatem Al Shanti's project from Poultry and Animal Production Department and Dr. Ismail Abu Zanada's project from the Department of Plant Production and Protection won Ibhath grant implemented by Qatar Charity.
  • Faculty Students' project from Poultry and Animal Production Department won in the National Week for Entrepreneurship and Employment
  • Opening ceremony of King Hassan II Building for Environmental Sciences and Agriculture

Projects


  • Increasing the Efficiency of Water Consumption
  • Training the Graduates, funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • The Rehabilitation of the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, after the destruction of the farm , funded by the United Nations Development Program( UNDP)
  • Unit views of urban Agriculture Project.
  • Training the Farmers on Modern Farming in the Bedouin Village of Um al-Nasser, funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • The Rehabilitation of Faculty Laboratories, funded by the UNESCO.
  • The Cultivation of Drought-Tolerant Wheat Varieties, funded by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
  • The Rehabilitation of the Faculty Farm for the second time, funded by the Islamic Development Bank and Al Fakhura and implemented by Qatar Red Crescent Society
  • The construction of the Infrastructure for King Hassan II Building for Environmental Sciences and Agriculture , funded by Qatar Red Crescent Society
  • The Construction of the New Faculty Building, funded by the Kingdom of Morocco
  • The construction of the Faculty Model Farm in Beit Hanoun, funded by the Japanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA.
  • Aquaculture Project, funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO.
  • Project of Curriculum Development and Strengthening Institutional Capacity of Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, funded by the World Bank through the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Quality Improvement Fund (QIF)
  • Equipping and Furnishing King Hassan II Building for Environmental Sciences and Agriculture, funded by the Kingdom of Morocco
  • Launching Master Program in Rural Planning and Development
  • Launching New Departments; Department of Agricultural Economics and Soil and Water Department

Contact us


For any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us :

Tel

+970 - 08 - 2641885
+970 - 08 - 2641886
+970 - 08 - 2641887
+970 - 08 - 2641890


Fax

+970 - 08 - 2641888


Email

agr@alazhar.edu.ps

irunit@alazhar.edu.ps

Last Research & Events

Practical Solutions for Sustainability Conference

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May 23, 2017 – AUG and UCAS launched the activities of "Practical Solut Read More


AUG & JICA inaugurated Faculty of Agriculture Farm

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On May 19, 2016 - With a generous funding from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Al Azhar Univers Read More


Agricultural Products in the Scale of Law

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The Faculty of Law and Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at AUG collaborated for a scientific day titled Agricultural Products in the Scale of Read More