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2018 

​LDEM Student Summer Workshop
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Students of LDEM 249 held a three day summer workshop at AREC in July 2018, during which they built an outdoor gazebo of metal and wood. READ MORE

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​La​u​nch of IFPRI's 2018 Global F​​ood Policy Report Food Security from Global to MENA



FAFS and the Food Security Program, in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), hosted the launch of IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report labeled “Food Security from Global to MENA.”​
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​​​The Raji and Fawzieh Sinno Promising Leader in Agriculture Award Ceremony



AUB ​hosted Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus over two days and honored high school students who won a competition for best solutions to Lebanon’s agricultural problems at the first Raji and Fawzieh Sinno Promising Leader in Agriculture Award. The award was launched by AUB’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) with this year’s theme “Agriculture in Lebanon: Challenges and Solutions.” 
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​​Professor Muhammad Yunus interview at FAFS​
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FAFS had the honour to host and int​erview Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus in April, 2018 in the presence of FAFS students, faculty and staff.​


Dean Mohatar at the Nud​ge Conference: Behavioral Economics and Nudge in the Arab Region: Lessons Learned & Challenges Ahead​​​



Dean Mohtar participated in a session entitled "Applying Behavioral Insights to Health and the Environment" during a conference on Behavioral Economics and Nudge in the Arab Region: Lessons Learned & Challenges Ahead at AUB.​


Crop Production & Protection students’ field visits to RobinsonAgri & DebbaneAgri​



On April 24, a field trip was organized for students attending the AGSC 203 - Crop Production and Protection course, accompanied by Dr. Yusuf Abou Jawdah and Miss Hana Sobh.  The trip focused on visiting two of the most advanced horticultural farms/nurseries in Lebanon. READ MORE​​​​


​​Crop Production & Protection students’ field visit to pioneering firms & farms



Dr. Yusuf Abou Jawdah and Miss Hana Sobh organized a field trip to three commercial production firms/farms in the South of Lebanon for students attending the course AGSC 203 - Crop Production and Protection on March 27. READ MORE​​​​


​​Agriculture Professor, Dr. Yusuf Abou Jawdah, Interview on Agricultural Pesticides Suspected to be Carcinogenic



Dr. Yusuf Abou Jawdah, professor from the Department of Agriculture, discusses that some ​agricultural pesticides suspected to be carcinogenic in an interview on NewTV. Dr. Abou Jawdah clarified that, concerning these pesticides, the Ministry of Agriculture is highly committed to the safety of people and the environment and is following the strictest regulations as adopted in Europe. READ MORE​​​​
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2017 

​​Interview​ with LDEM ​Professor, Dr. Rami Zurayk, on Food and Nutrition Security​​



​​Dr. Rami Zurayk, Professor and Chair of the LDEM Department at FAFS, discusses the various issused on food and nutrition security during an interview with Ms. Rachel Bahn of the Food Security Program.


​​In​terview with Dr. Shadi Hamadeh about the Key Concerns of Food and Nutrition Security​



Dr. Shadi Hamadeh, Professor of Animal Sciences at FAFS, discusses the key concerns of food and nutrition securi​ty related to his unique experience in an interview with Ms. Rachel Bahn of the Food Security Program​.


FAFS Dean Nahla Hwalla’s Interview about New FAFS Masters Program​ in Food security​



Dr.​​ Nahla Hwalla, Professor of Human Nutrition and Dean of FAFS, discusses the relevance of food and ​nutrition security during an interview with Ms. Rachel Bahn of the Food Security Program – recorded February 21, 2017.​​​​


​FAFS Professor Elie Barbour’s TV Interview about the New Emerging Avian Influenza “H5N8”
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FAFS professor in Veterinary Science, Dr. Elie Barbou​r, was interviewed on Al Manar’s show “Nahar​ Jadeed – Sahtak Sah Segment” in early February, 201​7 to tackle the issue o​​f the new emerging Avian Influenza (bird flu) - H5N8 virus.​​ READ MORE


​FAFS Professor Elie Barbour’s TV Interview ​about the “Problem of Seagulls and Aviation Safety in Beirut Ai​​rport”​



FAFS professor in Veterinary Science, Dr. Elie Barbour, who graduate​d from School of Veterinary Med​​icine in University of Minnesota, St. Paul, was interviewe​d on January 12, 2017 by LBC reporter Raneem Bou Khzam to tackle the issue of bird strikes on airplanes.​ READ MORE

2016 

​​Leading International Water Expert Tony Allan Puts Food-Water Security on Forefront for MENA Region



Addressing a crowd of more than 60 students, faculty, staff, experts in related fields and external guests, Professor Allan shed light on water and food security challenges in the Middle East and North Africa (M​ENA) and analyzed the current and future status and role of water in the region. READ MORE


​Dean Hwalla and AVP Saleh talk about AUB's Vision on Health



Dean Hwalla and AVP Saleh talk about AUB's Vision on Health: “Health 2025” and the newly launched interdisciplinary program:​ Nutrition, Obesity, and Related Diseases (NORD).
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​​FAFS Celebrates AUB’s 150th Anniversary​

In celebration of AUB’s 150th anniversary, and with its slogan “Healthy Earth, Healthy Food, Healthy People,” AUB’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) held a two-day event under the theme “Together towards a Sustainable Community” on the 29th and 30th of September 2016.​​​​​


Nutrition and Food: Ongoing Journey for Better Health​​


Arab Women: Keepers of the Land


Food and Nutrition Security in the MENA Region​

2015 

​​400 Million Mouths to Feed: FAFS ​Co-Hosts the Presentation of the 2014 AFED Report​​



​FAFS co-hosted the presentation of the 2014 report developed by the Arab Forum for the Environment and Development (AFED) titled “Arab Environment 7: ​Food Security - Challenges and Prospects.”​ READ MORE


2014 - 2011 

​AUB-led Multi-Institutional Research Team Finds that Obesity Among Children is on the Rise



During a special half-day seminar held at AUB on January 20, 2012, the latest results of a three-year collaborative study on undernutrition and obesity were disseminated.​ READ MORE


​FAFS 2012 Graduation Reception Ceremony



On June 14th, 2012 the Dean of FAFS, Dr. Nahla Hwalla along with FAFS Faculty members held a reception ceremony in honor of the graduating class of 2012. During the ceremony graduate and undergraduate awards where distributed to outstanding students.


​​Participants at AUB Symposium on Food Safety Urge Consumers to Complain in Defense of Their Rights



Enhancing food safety standards in Lebanon will not only protect the local consumer but also open up a number of trade opportunities for food manufacturers, said participants at an AUB symposium on food safety and consumer rights.​ READ MORE


​​AUB Hosts Scientific Conference on the Basics of Balanced and Sensible Nutrition



Organized by the Nutrition and Food Sciences Department (NFSCD) at FAFS in collaboration with the Lebanese Association for Nutrition and Food Sciences (LANFS), and Oldways, the conference gathered 11 international and regional scholars, nutritionists and other health professionals. READ MORE


​​AUB Conference: Academic and Research Institutions Have a Role in Reducing Food Insecurity



​During a two-day regional conference held at the AUB, academics and members of international, regional and local organizations agreed that it is the duty of academic institutions to contribute to the training of policymakers and practitioners, entrepreneurs and managers, as well as experts and researchers who can act as agents of change capable of addressing food insecurity. READ MORE


​AUB Guest Lecturer and World Bank Consultant: Food Security Impacts Poverty and Politics and is One of the Causes of Arab Spring



Jane Harrigan, political economist, consultant to the World Bank and FAO, and professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London presented a lecture on "The Economics of Food Security" on November 30, 2011, which was sponsored by the FAFS and was part of a lecture series that will act as a prelude to the establishment of degree and non-degree programs in food security at FAFS. REA​D MORE