AsiFood

A PSU Erasmus+ Project

Project Overview

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Acronym
AsiFood
Specific Activity
Strengthening of relations between HEIs and the wider economic and social environment
Contact (Project Coordinator)

Montpellier SupAgro
Institut national d'études supérieures agronomiques de Montpellier
2, place Pierre Viala
34060 MONTPELLIER Cedex 2
contact@supagro.fr

Contact (PSU Partner)
Faculty of Natural Resources
Prince of Songkla University
Tel. 66 (0) 7455-8802 (ภายใน 6018-20)
Fax : 66 (0) 7455-8803
E-mail : natural-res@group.psu.ac.th
List of Partners (Project Coordinator italicized)
University Country City
INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ETUDES SUPERIEURES AGRONOMIQUES DE MONTPELLIER France Montpellier
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Thailand Pathum Thani
HOC VIEN NONG NGHIEP VIET NAM Vietnam Hanoi
INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE VETERINAIRE ETFORESTIER DE FRANCE France Paris
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY OF CAMBODIA Cambodia Phnom Penh
KASETSART UNIVERSITY Thailand Bangkok
PRINCE OF SONGKLA UNIVERSITY Thailand Hat Yai
ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE Cambodia Phnom Penh
TRUONG DAI HOC BACH KHOA HANOI - HANOI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY HUST Vietnam Hanoi
TRUONG DAI HOC NONG LAM - THANH PHO HO CHI MINH Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City
UNIVERSITA DI PISA Italy Pisa
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN Austria Vienna
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE Belgium Liege
Project Number
561630-EPP-1-2015-1-FR-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Grant Awarded (Euros)
995,759.00
Year
2015

Project Summary

Food safety issues have reached a dramatic level in most Asian Countries. in its "integration program" ASEAN has put food security as one of its 12 priorities. It is abundantly documented that most of these problems are due to both qualitative and quantitative limitations in food safety management, mainly due to inadequate skills of workers, who often do not operate in compliance with the good practices for food safety and quality, and to a poor official control system. This lack at the level of human resources is strongly related to the lacks in the higher education system, the improvement of which is object of our proposal by:

  1. increasing the capacity of Asian partner'university's staff in the area of food safety and quality, by sharing experiences and organising training courses.
  2. training them in "training engineering" (TE) methodology, encompassing 2 wide surveys, first on the relationships between the education system and professionals (public & private) and second on their skill's needs;
  3. developing 3 training modules in food safety & quality, adapted to the professional needs, to be included into master programs, with credit transfer between partners. This has also to be seen as a "practical exercise" of TE for the project team.

Increasing the teacher's capacities (a) and helping them building adapted training modules (b and c) will consequently make the graduates more proficient when starting their professional lives.

  1. enhancing the links between partner universities and professionals, in order to build a sustainable relationships between these 2 "worlds", essential requisite to better training and research. It is also planned to involved university's top management, on necessary changes towards professionalization and feasible adaptation in their management strategy
  2. Finally, the project's results will be disseminated in the ASEAN countries, notably through short technical training modules and E-Learning modules for teachers & professionals.

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