Sultan Qaboos University held an A2A formal meeting of President ECOSF Prof. Soomro with the officials of College of Agriculture and Marine Sciences
During the 4th STEP forum in Muscat Oman, the organizers arranged a formal A2A (Academia to Academia) meetings of visiting scientists/experts with the faculty of Sultan Qabus University. An A2A meeting of Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro was organized with the Dean of College of Agriculture and Marine Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdullah Mohd Al-Sadi and faculty members of the Crop Sciences Department of the College, on December 2, 2018.
Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro was welcomed by the Dean Prof. Abdullah Mohd Al-Sadi and Head of Department of Crop Sciences Dr. Rhonda Janke. Prof. Soomro visited the department and met faculty members of College. The officials shared the objectives and vision of the College and Department of the Sultan Qaboos University which are to be the top applied biosciences colleges in the Middle East region and recognized internationally for excelling in agricultural and marine science education and research while contributing substantially to national and regional development. The sustainable utilization of the Sultanate's renewable agricultural and marine resources for food production, food processing and conservation are the main focus of the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences (CAMS), they shared.
Prof Soomro thanked the management for the arrangement of meeting with SQU officials. He then briefed the programs and objectivity of ECO Science Foundation and international linkages of ECO Science Foundation. He also shared his experiences in applied agriculture crop protection and Organic Agriculture and encouraged the hosts for developing collaboration between ECO Science Foundation and Sultan Qaboos University and relevant institutions in ECO member countries for S&T based Economic Development.