The international university cooperation project started in 2017 is growing

October 19, 2018 - A total of 32 people, including students, postgraduates, doctors and tutors, are leaving for the next mission in Tanzania scheduled from 22 October to 5 November. In fact, it continues international cooperation project launched last year byUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma in collaboration with the Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics, the University of Parma, the 'Golfini Rossi' Onlus Association and the two African universities Strathmore (Kenya) and St. Joseph (Tanzania) and which from the food front it expands its objectives in the health and environmental fields.

With the guidance of Prof. Marco Caricato, associate professor of General Surgery, and the collaboration of two surgery specialists from the University Hospital, the first health workcamp will be launched in the village of Ntemba, 6 km from the Mvimwa monastery, the epicenter of inter-university cooperation work. with their students UCBM and the University of Parma will lay the foundations of mobileclinic, in the pipeline with the participation of the Milan Polytechnic, to provide health and nutritional assistance in the 10 villages that revolve around the Mvimwa monastery and in the Nkasi district.

But it is also the recent graduate of the Degree Course in Food Sciences and Human Nutrition Giada Todisco who returns to Tanzania, after having written a thesis on malnutrition in the Nkasi district. A study that turns into entrepreneurship because Giada returns to Africa with the intention of starting blackberry cultivationsinga oleifera, the superfood that can be used as a food supplement and in various medical and environmental applications.

In the meantime, work continues on 'Pappa di Parma', a formulation based on typical African foods created by the Emilian university, whose production will be implemented next month thanks also to the availability of a new industrial dryer. Another novelty with a social and environmental impact is the project proposed by Dr. Serangeli of AGC srl and already presented by Golfini Rossi with the Pavia Ansaldo law firm to the FAO, which concerns the creation of an industrial plant for the production of 'tilapia', a fish with very high nutritional properties and suitable for the African context. In the scientific committee responsible for verifying the project Luisa Di Paola, teacher of the Degree Course in IngChemical Engineering for Sustainable Development, deals with coordination. In the next few weeks, an exploratory mission will take place to verify the possibility of creating an industrial integrated tilapia aquaculture plant.