Agriculture: Renewing the “ISO” accreditation for the Central Laboratory for the Control of Veterinary Biological Preparations

Dr. Samir Abdel-Moez Abdel-Wanis, Director of the Central Laboratory for Veterinary Biological Preparations Control, announced the renewal of the ISO 17025 accreditation for the Central Laboratory for Control for 36 (thirty-six) vaccine evaluation methods, which cover more than 95% of the analysis methods used in the laboratory for the evaluation of veterinary vaccines.

Use of modern technologies

He added that this comes within the framework of the directives of the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, on the necessity of permanent development of work methods using modern technologies, as well as the modernization of laboratory equipment and under the direct supervision of Dr. Mohamed Suleiman, head of the Agricultural Research Center.

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Renewing the accreditation of the center

And Abdulonis said that the renewal of the accreditation is an extension of the previous successes of the laboratory in this field, as the laboratory was accredited by the year 2006 to ISO 17025, then the renewal continued without interruption and periodically accompanying the development that takes place in the laboratory and by calibration methods with the adoption of new methods in each renewal. It also complements its accreditation as a regional reference laboratory for the Middle East region by the International Organization for Animal Health.

Abdel Wanis thanked all the laboratory workers for the efforts they made and are always making for the sake of the advancement of the Central Laboratory for the Control of Veterinary Biopharmaceuticals.

Dr. Alaa Azouz, Head of the Agricultural Extension Sector at the Ministry of Agriculture, had inaugurated an international workshop organized by the International Network for the Rationalization of Water Use and the Environment in Rice Fields, in the presence of Dr. Mohamed Suleiman, Head of the Agricultural Research Center, Dr. Alaa Khalil, Director of the Field Crops Institute, and Dr. Abdel-Azim Tantawy, Former Head of the Agricultural Research Center.
With the participation of rice experts in Egypt and the world, to discuss mechanisms for facing the challenges facing rice production and strategic crops in light of the climate challenges and lack of water resources the world is witnessing.

During his speech, the head of the agricultural extension sector said that there are challenges facing the agricultural sector in Egypt, represented by limited land, water scarcity, climate changes, steady population increase, and territorial fragmentation:
He added that the rationalization of irrigation water consumption is one of the mechanisms for confronting the limited water resources in light of the dangers the world is witnessing, explaining that Egypt has a national project to modernize irrigation systems and shift from flood irrigation to modern irrigation and develop water-saving agricultural practices while expanding the development and cultivation of low-consuming varieties. Water and technologists grow water-hungry crops.

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