Master Education and Research Programme on Sustainable Management of Bio-natural Resources
Tropical rain forest covers almost 90% of the surface area of Suriname. This forest has a high biodiversity and contains several natural resources useful for society. Bio-natural resources are characterized by their ability to regenerate within a relatively short period. Sustainable use of such resources takes in account that the consumption or extraction rate needs to be maintained within the reproductive capacity of the natural systems. For many bio-natural resources, harvesting rates must leave enough of these resources in the eco-system in order to maintain its resilience and bio-diversity.
Sustainable development of bio-natural resources has substantial contributions to national and global development. This requires sustainable management and thus academically trained specialists with appropriate skills and knowledge. These specialists can not be educated at AdeKUS for the moment.
This project will focus together with Project 4 on setting up a Master of Sciences programme in the field of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources with adequate scientific infrastructure, research, and teaching capacity (quality and quantity). Four streams will be developed: Natural products, Agriculture, Forestry and Biodiversity.