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4 days ago

Compost is vital for #desert #land #reclamation. ✨In cooperation with DeVilag Service Office, the Organic Egypt project and the Demeter-Egypt, Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development and the #SureMap project are teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students how to make #small #scale and #large scale compost.A further cooperation includes #Fayoum University – A #Delivag Service office partner, as well as Delphy . International and the #The_Salt_Doctors as also, the #MA4Sure Project that investigate the role of compost in #saline #agriculture and #agroforestry.It starts with #organic #DIY and can end up with 5.000 – 10.000 ton production or more, annually!…#teaching #organicfarming #organicagriculture #egypt #compost www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiARKkx0nrU
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7 days ago

On the 27th October our partner Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Oficial) held a conference within the framework of the #UMPWater collaborations in order to present the Tunisia-UPM partnership. The conference included different speakers related to the #water_management and #engineering, water challenges in arid areas. The general public and other attendees were also able to express their views in the meeting. During the conference, the #SureMap Project was presented as a collaboration between the Research Community and European projects.UMPWater has its origins in 2010, when several researchers from different research groups joined forces to develop multidisciplinary initiatives. It is made up of 79 members, from 19 IGs, from 7 schools that are related in one or several lines of research.#UPM with the Centre de Recherches et des Technologies des Eaux CERTE
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2 weeks ago

We are excited to announce that Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability – CARES Launched the WEF Technologies Diploma yesterday 😃The day was kicked off with an orientation session, where the students got to network with the instructors and program coordinators.During the next 2 months, the students will learn more about the different Modern Agriculture techniques all about Green entrepreneurship using diverse teaching tools.The WEF Technologies Diploma was developed as a part of the SureMap project which is Co-Funded by the Erasmus + program of the European Union. We cannot wait to tell you all about the student’s development journey throughout the Diploma soon.Stay tuned for the next call for applicants 🤩#WEFNexus #ErasmusPlus #diploma
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2 weeks ago

Aquaculture, Hydroponics and Aquaponics are increasingly relevant to sustainable agriculture and food security both in #Egypt and globally. They are an important part of the #SureMap Project both as novel food production methodology in the WEF-Nexus and research opportunity. They are also part of the infrastructure sharing agreement within the DeVilag service office.NL-Masr Agri-food Network:✨SYMPOSIUM CIRCULARITY IN AFRICAN AQUACULTURE ✨Monday 13 December 2021, #Afraq21, Alexandria, Egypt. Hosted by the Netherlands Embassy in Cairo and the DAE. Opening by Netherlands Ambassador Han-Maurits Schaapveld moderation by Agricultural counsellor for Egypt & Jordan Dr. Melle Leenstra and lectures and discussions by Johan Verreth, marc verdegem, Kees van Dongen, Andries Kamstra, and Frans Aartsen.Do you wish to attend our symposium?Please register via docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIv8NxaOZszovdMyrsPUTFsJ9PtBdIPuZApsbI4jqL8m8BCA/viewform and let’s meet! ✅#dae #netherlands #aquaculture #fishfarming #africa #egypt #cairo #alexandria #sustainability #feedingafrica #circularity#foodsecurity #sustainablefood #sustainableagriculture
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SureMap Webinars - October 2021

The SureMap project is organizing a series of webinars during the month of October.

Check out the up-coming dates and topics in the image above.

New Date:
The webinar “Seawater Desalination for Food Production” with speaker: Prof. Hani Sewilam, has been rescheduled for: 19 October, at 15:00 (Berlin Time).

Register and get the Zoom link in the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19uzzco9dHILRKn-F4vlLG-fAj6MJTfHN/edit

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How to Start an Agriculture Business: The WEF Nexus Model

Want to know how to start your own sustainable agriculture business?

Don’t miss the opportunity!
Mark your calendars next Monday, the 18th of October, and join Prof. Hani Sewilam on his webinar about:

How to Start an Agriculture Business: The WEF Nexus Model

Register Now:
https://lnkd.in/dSz8zmiM

Places are limited.

Prof. Hani Sewilam is the Rector’s Delegate for Cooperation with African Countries at RWTH Aachen University and the Managing Director of the UNESCO Chair in Hydrological Changes and Water Resources Management, Department of Engineering Hydrology, RWTH Aachen University.

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Beyond Agricultural Boundaries in Egypt Online Webinar

“Beyond Agricultural Boundaries in Egypt Online Webinar” to launch a new Diploma as cooperation of the Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability (CARES) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) with the SureMap Project.

Attend the webinar for further information on the diploma that was developed in the framework of an EU co-financed Erasmus+ project.

Our specialists Fahd Chimera and Louie Maher will be addressing the challenges arising from shrinking agricultural lands in Egypt and will discuss how we can use the appropriate entrepreneurial tools to create sustainable green business.

Date:  Monday 4 October, 2021

Time:  2:30 – 4:00 PM Cairo time (GMT +2)

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScO8K5kchxk9QnbuBunBe7T560-thXHnbIJCCkXokZp8L3jNg/viewform

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SureMap Teaser

The Future of Agriculture in Egypt
(12.10.2020)

The final agenda is out !
Join us to SureMap’s webinar (12 October 2020, 14:00-16:00 Cairo Time) on  “Sustainable Resource Management Programme to Solve Deserted Challenges” and engage with the expert speakers.
If you want to register scan the QR code on the poster or click on the link below https://bit.ly/2Fiv397.
The webinar will be delivered in English (free of charge).
poster
 

The Future of Agriculture in Egypt
(22.06.2020)

The Carbon Footprint Center at Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development published an interesting report on organic agriculture compared to conventional crop production systems based on data and methodologies from FAO. The results are astonishing: 

Organic is cheaper, 
if we include all externalised costs

Read the full report here:  https://www.sekem.com/…/The-Future-of-Agriculture-in-Egypt-…

Small hold farmers would also benefit from true cost accounting!

SureMap Brochures (EN/AR)
15.06.2020

You can now check out and download the SureMap brochures developed in May 2020. The brochures are both in English and Arabic. 

Kick-Off Meeting (17-18.02.2020)

The SureMap consortium had its kick-off meeting during 17-18 February 2020 in Cairo, Egypt. The meeting was organized by Heliopolis University and hosted at Ecovilag (Sekem Development Foundation). 

The project partners worked heavily in order to shape and align the work of each work package and co-deliver the value envisioned through SureMap. 

Stay tuned for SureMap’s next steps !