Plant Protection

Training Objectives

Plant protection is a rapidly evolving sector, both in terms of concepts and actors. Debates surrounding organic agriculture, GMOs, groundwater pollution, pesticide residues in food, and sustainable agriculture demonstrate this perfectly. The objectives of this master’s program are to provide scientific and operational elements for intervening in plant protection, enabling individuals to manage and understand developments related to changes in the perception of living organisms, the complex relationship between pests/auxiliaries/plants/abiotic factors, and their management. Plant protection is a multidisciplinary field that involves the biology and ecology of bio-aggressor organisms in crops to develop strategies for control, which may include the use of pesticides or alternative and complementary solutions: physical control, prophylactic control, genetic control, biological control, while considering the goals of the producer and the citizen. The specialized teachings combine technical, scientific, cultural, environmental, industrial, and political aspects. The aim of this type of training is to provide the job market with a modern master’s degree equipped with knowledge in current subjects such as molecular biology, bioinformatics, and modeling, capable of meeting various situations, whether for a managerial position (benefiting from business management and entrepreneurship training), a directorial position in an establishment, or even as  the head of an agricultural or industrial production unit      

Profiles and Targeted Professional Skills

The Master’s in Plant Protection is open to students who have acquired a strong knowledge base in the fundamental disciplines of plant protection, as well as a solid foundation in general agronomy, with a particular emphasis on phytosanitary disciplines and agroecology. This program equips students with the necessary skills to:

– Diagnose and identify plant protection issues.

– Analyze the causes of these problems.

– Evaluate their consequences in different dimensions, time, and space.

– Design technically satisfactory, economically viable, socially acceptable, and environmentally and health-friendly solutions.

Regional and National Employment Potential for Graduates:

– Agricultural services at the local government level.

– Agricultural service departments at the provincial level.

– Forest departments at the provincial level.

– National Institute of Forest Research (INRF).

– National Institute of Field Crops (ITGC).

– National Institute of Plant Protection (INPV).

– National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRAA).

– National Center for Scientific and Technical Research in Arid Regions (CRSTRA).

– High Commissioner for Steppe Development (HCDS).

– Administration related to national parks.

– Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR).

– Branches of production, marketing, and distribution of phytosanitary products.

– National Center for Seed and Plant Control and Certification (CNCC).

– Agricultural engineering and consulting firms (freelancing).

– Hamma Botanical Garden in Algiers.

– Establishment for the Development of Green Spaces in Algiers (EDEVAL).

– Agro-pharmaceutical industry: research, approval, experimentation, development, and commercialization.

– Possibility for future graduates to establish their own businesses within state-supported programs for business creation (ANSEJ, CNAC, ANGEM, and other investment credits).     

Pathway programs

This specialization offers students the opportunity to access various doctoral programs, particularly in the fields of Sustainable Development, Crop Production, Agroecology, Biodiversity, Agricultural Zoology, Entomology, and Ecology.

Course Structure

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