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Dr. Mohamed Fathy Salem Dr. Mohamed Fathy Mahmoud Salem is a university professor and consultant of Plant pathology, and Organic Farming. He had his Ph.D. in plant pathology and biotechnology. He has a good knowledge and experience in International Plant Protection Convention. He has a good experience in multicultural institutions in Egypt and Switzerland. He is doing his scientific research in Biodynamic agriculture, organic agriculture, biopesticides that are work in accord with the protection and the sustainable development of the Mediterranean region based on a legal framework (the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols),biofertilizers, bioremediation, biofumigation, environmental assessment, environmental monitoring and observing, environmental policy research, scientific Programme management, composting.

He has been working with the subjects such as Methyl Bromide new alternatives i.e. Soil Solarisation, Soil Solarisation in orchards,  Nematode Resistant Cultivars, Hydroponics and soil-less system , Grafting, Compost,  Bio-fumigation for controlling agricultural pests and reduce the emissions of methyl bromide, and mushroom biotechnology .

He has a strong ability to conduct his research in  the subject matter like fungal biotechnology, microbiology, organic agricultural, biodiversity, composting, mushroom biotechnology, bio-pesticides  and bio-fertilizers.  He is a group leader for more than 18 postgraduate students (Ph.D. and M.Sc). He has the capability to provide a leadership to assessment teams in the field of organic farming and solving practical problems that arise in this field.

He has a good experience in Quality Assurance of higher education system with intended learning outcomes for postgraduate courses in genetics, biotechnology, genetic engineering, bio-remediation, bio-fertilizers, plant biotechnology, and bio-pesticides, in his Institute in Egypt.

He is interested in food security and knowledge of food safety that provides a basis for the development of intervention strategies at all stages between production and consumption, with the aim of preventing food borne diseases. These strategies include inspection by government agencies which he takes part in and educational campaigns directed at food handlers, process operators and people preparing food. The points of intervention vary in accordance with the nature of the food chain in different countries including his country Egypt. In Egypt, for instance, a significant proportion of the food consumed is purchased from street vendors.

He is interested in Supplier Quality Assurance, Fermentation Technology, Food Mycology, Food Safety Management of Dairy Products, Food Safety Management of Fish and Fishery products, and Food Safety Management of Meat and Meat product. Finally, He has fifteen years of relevant experience in agricultural or rural development in developing countries.