The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine has a talented body of faculty,
staff and students dedicated to furthering the College's vision for excellence in
research and knowledge development in the fields of food, agriculture and natural
resources of the United Arab Emirates and beyond.
CAVM offers outstanding research facilities which include three experimental stations,
a food pilot plant, and several laboratories that are used for teaching, research,
training and other purposes. The laboratories contain a broad range of instruments
ranging from agriculture related instruments to biomedical, biochemical, hematological,
and anthropometric analysis.
The College publishes the Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture (EJFA) that is
devoted to sharing original basic and applied research articles in the field of Food
and Agriculture. The EJFA is the only scientific Journal in the Middle East that publishes
12 issues per year. The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine offers full-service
research capabilities and has a broad range of active research areas that include
but are not limited to water use in agriculture, protected agriculture, product development
from camel milk and date fruits, etc.
The College of Food and Agriculture (CFA) is dedicated to continually engaging its
faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students in applied research and scholarly
activities that contribute to the knowledge base in teaching and learning within their
field of specialization. There are more than 30 faculty members in the College, represented
by 14 nationalities. Many of them are graduates of well recognized US research oriented
The faculty can avail of the world-class research facilities available in the College.
These include 3 Experimental Station Farms, 1 Food Pilot Plant and several laboratories
that are used for teaching, research, training and other purposes. The laboratories
contain a broad range of instruments ranging from agriculture related instruments
to biomedical, biochemical, hematological, anthropometric analysis. The College as
has a number of laboratory specialists and technicians.
The research areas of the faculty in the College of Food and Agriculture include:
Innovative concepts for installing and maintaining of urban greenery
Resource-saving plant and animal production strategies
Aquaponic and other integrated systems
Farm animal nutrition and animal health
Utilization and conservation of local and animal genetic resources
Natural resources with focus on water economics
Agricultural policy analysis with focus on regional food security
International food trade
Food Quality and Safety
Food Processing and Engineering
Food Chemistry and Analysis
Innovative and Functional Foods
Nutrition and chronic disease management and prevention
Sociocultural determinants of food choices and nutritional disparities
Community nutrition interventions to improve health
The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM) has set the research priorities for all disciplines. Accordingly all the research
proposals have been submitted in accordance with such priorities. There are several
funding sources that the CFA researchers deal with:
Internal Funding Sources
UAEU Research Grant Competition
Seed money grant fund
Start-up grant fund
CFA Research Grant Competition
External Funding Sources
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA)
Al Ain Municipality
Environmental Agency - Abu Dhabi
Agrivita (Abu Dhabi Grand Mills)
UAEU and Sultan Qaboos University joint research fund
International Biosaline Agriculture Center
Please click here to view the Google Scholar Profile for the College of Food & Agriculture. Please
note that the publications listed on Google Scholar are categorized by faculty and
not by their current place of employment. Therefore, some publications listed on this
website may not have been done whilst the faculty member was employed at the United
Arab Emirates University.
Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture
The "Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture [EJFA]" is a unique, peer-reviewed Journal
of Food and Agriculture publishing basic and applied research articles in the field
of Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Sciences (Plant Production & Protection,
and Animal Sciences), Human Nutrition, Agribusiness, Consumer Sciences and the Environment.
Interdisciplinary articles in the fields of food, agriculture and environment are
The refereeing process of EJFA has been streamlined and the journal is continuing
in its efforts to provide peer-reviewed best quality academic research in Agriculture,
Food Science, Nutrition, Biotechnology and other inter related scientific disciplines.
Through this, EJFA aims to be a cited journal in near future. The streamlined blind
review process helps the journal to maintain its high integrity and provide high quality
peer-reviewed academic and professional research to the scientific society throughout
Having published 24 Volumes since 1989, the frequency increased from 6 issues to 12
issues per year starting with volume 25. The EJFA is the first monthly scientific
journal in this field from the region.
Click Here to visit Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture.
The CAVM provides opportunities for collaboration with industry partners and government
agencies through collaborative research and/or consultancy services. Some research
partnerships and consultancies include: Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Farmer Service
Center, Ministry of Environment and Water, International Biosaline Center, Environmental
Agency-Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Al Ain municipality, Alkharbiah Municipality,
Dubai Municipality, Agrivita (grand Mills), Health Authority of Abu Dhabi, Ministry
of Health, Al Ain Zoo, and Al-Foah Farm.
For more information, please contact:
Prof. Khaled Masmoudi Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine