ITAFoS has 3 laboratories which include the function and focus of tropical agricultural research and food security at UPM. The laboratories are:
Laboratory of Climate-Smart Food Crop Production
Laboratory of Sustainable Animal Production and Biodiversity
Laboratory of Food Safety and Food Integrity
Each laboratory is composed by the Head of Laboratory and several Associate Researchers. Each laboratory research program is different according to the functionality of each laboratory. The research programs are as follows:
Laboratory Of Climate-Smart Food Crop Production
Programme 1 : Improvement And Sustainable Rice Production For Food Security
Programme 2 : Production Of High Value Vegetables Under Protected Cultivation In Tropics
Laboratory Of Sustainable Animal Production And Biodiversity
Programme 1 : Novel Feed Resilient To Climate Change Challenges For Sustainable Animal Production In The Tropics
Programme 2 : Enhancing Stress Tolerance To Improve Performance, Meat Quality And Welfare In Animals
Laboratory Of Food Safety And Food Integrity
Programme 1 : Bioprotection And Safety Assessment Of Mycotoxins In Corn For Animal Feed
Programme 2 : Reduction Of Chemical And Microbiological Contaminants In Rice-Bran And Rice Products
LIST FIELDS OF STUDY
Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Food Security (ITAFoS) is offering full time programmes at Master and PhD to qualified candidates with Degree and Master Degree holder from universities recognized by UPM. We have 5 main fields of study while another 12 fields are shared with other faculties. For more information regarding enrollment application, tuition fees, and others, please visit School of Graduate Studieswebsite.
Core fields at ITAFoS
Animal Waste Management
Food Security and Climate Change
Shared field of study with other Faculties
Genetics and Breeding
Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programme With Thesis
Candidates must fulfill the minimum entry requirements as stated: Master's Programme Degree holders from Universities recognized by UPM in the related field of sciences such as agriculture, animal husbandry, veterinary science, food science, biotechnology, agriculture mechanization and etc, with CGPA of 2.75 and above or equivalent.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme With Thesis
Programme Candidate mush have a Master's degree from universities recognized by UPM in related field of sciences field such as agriculture, animal husbandry, veterinary science, food science, biotechnology, agriculture mechanization, with CGPA of 3.00 and above or equivalent.
Students pursuing the MSc./PhD programme with thesis are not required to take any course work. However, the advisor or supervisory committee can recommend certain relevant courses to help the students in their research. Students are required to submit a thesis for examination at the end of the programme and to comply with the specific requirements of the relevant graduate programme if there is any.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) gives priority to the students’ essentials and their well-being especially among current students who are studying in UPM. Hence, UPM ensures that it provides an array of technology equipment and facilities in order to guarantee that the students’ welfare is well taken care of. In line with that, various programs and non-academic related activities are carried out so as to provide a conducive environment where students can appreciate quality leisure times and subsequently creating balance between academic achievement, soft skills and sustainable living.
Aquatic pollution is a major problem raised in environmental issues. Aquatic pollutants often occur in petroleum industrial areas, organic and synthetic materials production, textile processing and paper and pulp milling that greatly free up waste water such as phenol compounds and their derivatives. The presence of phenol is not only carcinogenic but also gives a bad smell and taste.
Laboratory of Food Safety and Food Integrity (FOSFI), Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Food Security (ITAFoS), UPM has organized a workshop on Microbiological Risk Assessment on December 18 and 19. The two-day workshop was fulfilled with lecture sessions