QOU represented by Faculty of Agriculture participated in a workshop about “modern techniques for cultivation of algae in order to produce protein” in a workshop organized by the higher council for innovation and excellence with the participation of QOU, Palestine Polytechnic University and the University of Arizona.
The workshop was held in the higher council for innovation and excellence headquarter with the attendance of the chairperson of the higher council for innovation and excellence Eng. Adnan Samarah, Prof. Samir Al-Najdi vice president for academic affairs in QOU, Dr. Mohammed Abu Eid director of technical development department in the higher council for innovation and excellence, Dr. Ma’n Shiqwarah dean of the faculty of Agriculture in QOU and the director of agricultural research center, Mr. Basem Qashou’ dean assistant of the faculty of Agriculture, Dr. Rami Arafah from Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron and representatives from fodder industry companies in Palestine, representatives from agricultural relief and staff from agricultural research center in Jericho.
The workshop aimed at launching the idea of producing algae and okra crop. The workshop was opened by Eng. Samarah confirming the role of the higher council for innovation and excellence in supporting scientific research and researchers.
The workshop is part of the entensive training that is specialized in rehabilitating and developing the capacity of QOU center for agricultural research in Jericho to start implementing the project of producing algae in the center.
Three workers in QOU participated in workshop in addition to Dr. Abdulmuhsin Alami from the agricultural research center in Hebron, Eng. Hazem Mara’beh nominated by the higher council for innovation and excellence and two graduates from the faculty of agriculture in Hebron.
Eng. Ghazi Al-Kana’ni, director of fodder department in the agricultural ministry explained the reality of the fodder sector in Palestine clarifying that there is a big shortage in the fodder supply in Palestine.
Dr. Shiqwarah submitted a paper that clarified the importance of the nutritional value of the fodder crop and that QOU planted and produced it successfully which will help in covering the shortage in this product.
Dr. Mohammed Abu Eid director of technical development department in the higher council for innovation and excellence headed the discussion session and provided many recommendations that aim at increase the production capacity in Palestine.
At the end of the workshop, certificates were distributed for the participants.