Department of Agriculture at IFFT Receives Mobile Lab Grant
5 March 2019
In line with the collaboration between the University of Balamand and Paris 11 University, the department of agriculture recently received a vehicle as the first phase of a mobile lab destined to agricultural research activities. The grant is provided by the Ile de France region and implemented by the University of Paris 11 and also includes equipment for precision farming a drone and a farm robot, soil and water testing, animal and veterinary equipment etc.
The first project implemented through this grant is a study on mastitis incidence at the Akkar region’s dairy farms and its relation with farming conditions and hygiene. The vehicle was received by Dr. Elias Khalil the director of the Issam Fares of Technology and Dr. Rodrigue El Balaa, chairman of the department of agriculture in the presence of Mrs. Pascale Vareille, director of International Relations at the Paris 11 University and Miss Anne-Lise Braech, responsible for Mobile Credit Mobility Program at Paris 11 University.
From right to Left: Dr. Rodrigue El Balaa, Chairman of the Department of Agriculture, Dr. Elias Khalil, Director of the Issam Fares of Technology, Mrs. Pascale Vareille, Director of International Relations at the Paris 11 University and Miss Anne-Lise Braech, responsible for Mobile Credit Mobility Program at Paris 11 University.