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 universities.
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
- 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
- Emirates Foundation
- 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
PublicationsPlease 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 also welcome.
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 the world.
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.
Impact Factor: 1.041 (Journal Citation Reports®, 2021 Clarivate Analytics)
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
Phone: +971 3 713 4418
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