SIAM 2023: Holding of the 2023 Doctoriales of the CEDoc of the IAV Hassan II

Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 7:03 PM Meknes – The work of the Doctoriales 2023 of the Center for Doctoral Studies (CEDoc) of the Hassan II Agronomic and Veterinary Institute (IAV Hassan II) started on Saturday in Meknes, under the theme “ Scientific Research, Innovation and Transfer: Levers for the Moroccan Agriculture of Tomorrow” These Doctorials are Organized, on the sidelines of the 15th edition of the International Agricultural Show in Morocco (SIAM), by the IAV Hassan II, in partnership with member establishments of the Consortium, namely the National Institute of Agronomic Research, the National School of Agriculture of Meknes and the National School of Forestry Engineers. The main objective of this scientific event is to highlight the crucial role of scientific research, innovation and technology transfer for the future and sustainability of Moroccan agriculture within the framework of the new agricultural strategy. “Green Generation”. On this occasion, the Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Mohamed Sadiki, indicated that today, the higher research training system is very integrated and that the reflection carried out by the Consortium to roll out the “Green Generation” is a very good job, emphasizing that there is still work to be done for better synergy and efficiency. Mr. Sadiki also called for finding mechanisms so that this research can have the necessary incentives and recognition and for making doctoral training an essential lever to pull research upwards. For his part, the teacher-researcher and deputy director responsible for scientific research and doctoral training at IAV Hassan II, Mohamed Cheikhaoui, noted that the choice of theme challenges all actors since it highlights the role key to scientific research, innovation and technology transfer in the development of tomorrow’s Moroccan agriculture. And to continue that these Doctoriales 2023 are intended to be a space for exchanges between scientists, decision-makers and development partners on an issue of major interest in Morocco in particular to better adapt to climate change. The research work of doctoral students from the Center for Doctoral Studies (CEDoc) of IAV Hassan II will be presented during this event, thus offering an opportunity to discover the latest advances in this field. This edition of the Doctoriales will also promote exchanges between the various actors of the agricultural world such as professionals, researchers, academics and representatives of the various departments of the public sector. The active participation of doctoral students in this event demonstrates their commitment and determination to contribute to the development of Moroccan agriculture by putting into practice the knowledge and skills acquired during their higher education. In addition, this event offers a valuable opportunity for doctoral students to establish relationships with scientists and socio-economic actors and to make themselves known to potential employers. During these Doctoriales, more than thirty oral communications from experienced researchers and doctoral students, as well as about forty posters, will be presented. To encourage young researchers, prizes will be awarded to the two best oral communications by research area and to the three best posters during the closing ceremony. The main topics covered relate to digitalization, water resource management, smart irrigation, precision agriculture, water and soil conservation, water accounting, renewable energies, animal health, fisheries, institutional innovation in agriculture, climate change and many more. The CEDoc of the IAV Hassan II, which enjoys the recognition of all the member establishments of the consortium, has the mission of welcoming and scientifically supervising quality doctoral students. The CEDoc, recently re-accredited, offers five doctoral courses and is backed by 20 research units. Since 2009, this center has trained more than 145 doctors, including twenty under joint supervision, and has produced more than 450 scientific articles published in indexed journals.