We are looking for partners and/or coordinator in animal feed and feeding section, related to:
1. using unconventional feed.
2. feeding management.
3. improve quality of agriculture by-products to animal feeding.
4. Use of saline land in the cultivation of fodder crops.
5. reduce animal feeding cost.
6. Experimental trials involving animals (growth, digestibility, intake, in situ methods, in vitro methods, milk and meat quality and methane production)
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
The NARC aims at utilizing the outcomes of the agricultural research that is developed locally or devised from other sources for the purposes of increasing agricultural production, both plant and animal production, and improving it and its efficiency; (ii) conserving the agricultural natural resources and optimizing their use; (iii) serving the purposes of agricultural development; and (iv) preserving the environmental balance.
The NARC objectives are (i) determining, in cooperation with the stakeholders, the priorities of the national agricultural research that serve the agricultural development purposes; (ii) devising the agricultural technology that is appropriate for the local environment and approving it to achieve the optimum utilization of the natural resources; (iii) disseminating the transferred, adapted, and developed agricultural technologies to the related parties; (iv) developing the skills of the people working in the agricultural sector and holding specialized training courses, conferences, and workshops; (v) cooperating with the local, Arab, and international organizations for conducting the agricultural research programs and providing consultations and technical services in the agricultural domain; (vi) performing field surveys of the animal and plant biodiversity with the purpose of preserving them from distinction and extinction; (vii) keeping the plant seeds in the National Seed Bank in the center and supervising them; and (viii) embracing and managing the National Library for Agricultural Information.
The NARC consists of the main center, in addition to eight research centers covering all regions of the kingdom based on climatic variations. Besides, the NARC supervises 15 agricultural research stations distributed all over the country, covering all agriculture sectors.
Cadre of NARC consists of what follows:
1. Forty two researchers holding the Ph.D degree in the fields of agricultural science and agricultural engineering,
2. Eighty eight researchers holding the master's degree in the fields of agricultural science and agricultural engineering,
3. One hundred and eight researchers holding the Bachelor's degree in the fields of agricultural science and agricultural engineering,
4. Three researchers holding the high Diploma degree in the fields of agricultural science and agricultural engineering, and
5. Four hundred and fifty three support and administrative officers to support the research works whose academic qualifications are the Bachelor's degree and lower.
The NARC is the only governmental agricultural research institution at the national level and is the national umbrella for the applied scientific research and agricultural consultation.
It is the scientific arm of the Ministry of Agriculture that is entrusted with the responsibility of conducting applied scientific research and providing agricultural consultations. The center is equipped with seven highly-specialized laboratories, which are the soil analysis laboratories, water analysis laboratories, plant analysis laboratories, and plant protection laboratories, which are located in the main center and sub-centers; and the fertilizer analysis laboratory, the microbiology laboratory, and the animal feed laboratory, which are located in the main center. Over decades, it is implementing applied scientific research in various domains, most prominent of which are plant production and protection; animal production and protection; veterinary medicine; climate change; use of unconventional water (e.g., graywater and treated wastewater) in irrigation; water harvesting; genome, biotechnology, and genetic engineering; biodiversity and genetic variations; genetic mapping; selection of varieties and strains (genealogy); and diagnosis of plant and animal diseases, amongst many others.
The list of the international counterparts with whom NARC holds partnerships includes the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),the European Commission (EU), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the International Development Research Center (IDRC), the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD), the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank (WB), the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), the Association of Agricultural Research Institutions in the Near East and North Africa (AARINENA), the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID), the African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO), the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), and the Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS).
In other respects, the recipients of the services of NARC are farmers, including the plant production and livestock production farmers; agricultural companies; agricultural and development associations; exporters; olive presses; postgraduate students; and agricultural specialists.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth
The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.