Unam invests in research
According to the university, the investment was made possible through funding from the Rangeland Improvement Through Bush Control and Sustainable Intensification to Mitigate Climate Change and Improve Livelihoods and Food Security in Southern Africa (RIBS) project.
"The RIBS project is supported by the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management to the tune of N$10.75 million over 3.5 years,” the university revealed.
Associate Professor Simon Angombe, associate dean of the school of agriculture and fisheries sciences, shared his enthusiasm about the new acquisition, saying it not only "offers exceptional analytical accuracy, but also impresses with its speed, user-friendliness and versatility".
Over 25 Unam staff - across Neudamm, Ogongo and Sam Nujoma campuses - as well as postgraduate students and several industry professionals underwent training on how to use the analyser from 18 to 21 September.