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November 25 , 2014
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Scientific Institute Detail - Republic of Suriname
CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN SURINAME (CELOS)
Name of Head of Institute
Dr. R.F. van Kanten
Address
Prof. Dr. Ir. J. Ruinardlaan, Postbus 1914, Paramaribo South
Telephone Fax
(597) 490128 / 490789 / 490889 (597) 498069
Email URL
secretariat@celos.sr.org http://www.celos.sr.org
Date of Establishment
1967
Facilties
- Research ficilities Provided by CELOS in he field of Agricultural and Forestry sub-areas. - Laboratories - Training
Objectives
CELOS is the Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname with focus on Sustainable Management and Utilization of Renewable Natural Resources through Applied Scientific Research and Services. Since expertise of various Agricultural and Forestry fields exists within the staff of CELOS and the Faculty of Technology of the ADEK University, these institutions are able to adapt their programs to target many Agricultural and Forestry sub-areas. At present emphasis is placed on finding solutions for the Agricultural and Forestry sector through the application of new technologies. Collaboration with international recognized Institutions and Universities aiming at similar objectives is a priority of CELOS.
Working Language
Dutch, Sranang Tongo
Area of Specialization
Water Management
Agriculture
Biology
Food Sciences And Technology
Fisheries
Transport
International Cooperation
 
Affiliate Name
Country of Origin
- IUCN
UNDP
NARENA
- CI-Washington
Suriname Conservation Foundation (SCF)
- Conservation International (CI)
- Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS)
Brazil, Venezuela, Netherlands
Functions
CELOS is the Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname with focus on Sustainable Management and Utilization of Renewable Natural Resources through Applied Scientific Research and Services.
Achievements
1. National Conservation Priority Setting Workshop 2. Guayana Shield Conservation Priority Setting Workshop n collaboration with CI-Washington, NARENA prepared a GIS-lab on site, where the inputs of about 120 experts from 10 countries were instantly converted to maps and integrated over and over again in order to get a good overviewof the biodiversity across the region, and develop consensus around both the geographic priorities and conservation needs.
Units and Departments
- Department of AgroForestry
- Department of Agronomy
- Department of Animal Husbandry
- Department of Biodiversity
- Department of Chemistry & Soil Lab
- Department of Fish Ecology
- Department of Forestry
- Department of GIS & Remote Sensing
- Department of Library
- Department of Phytosanitary Lab
- Department of Plant Propagation
- Department of Tissue Culture
- Department of Wood Technology
Publications
Reports
Books
Newsletter
Manpower
Information not available
Projects
Effects of groundnut insect pests and fungal foliar diseases on productivity of groundnut
Edible mushroom research at Celos
Tropical Ecological Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM)
Introducing standards for quality control in the meat processing industry in order to guarantee food safety, in Suriname
Guyagrofor project
Biodiversity and economic valuation of the bigi pan multiple use management area
Composting : CELOS is experimenting with different compositions of compost to recommend farmers when using organic fertilizers, based on what basic material they have in their immediate surroundings.
Agro experiment sites
Description
The Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname (CELOS) is a foundation, established in 1967. The Centre is linked with the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (ADEK). Centre is active in various areas of Agriculture and Forestry, which can contribute to national development. CELOS fosters applied scientific research in the Agricultural and Forestry sector in Suriname and the region. In addition to conduct research, CELOS also makes its services and facilities available to University Scientists and students, namely those faculty members and students affiliated with the Department of Agriculture of the Faculty of Technology.
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