Integrating innovative TECHnologies along the value Chain to improve small ruminant welfARE management

TechCare’s People: Abeelaali El Hadi!

Hi! I’am Abdelaali El Hadi, graduated in Agricultural Engineering “Animal Production” with highest honors at the Agronomic and Veterinary Institute Hassan II (IAV, Rabat, Morocco) in 2012. After obtaining a competitive grant from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013-15), I earned the double official M.Sc. degree, with Cum Laude mention, in “Animal Nutrition” from the International Centre for Advanced Agronomic Mediterranean Studies (CIHEAM-IAMZ) and the University of Zaragoza (Zaragoza, Spain). Thereafter, I was contracted as Research Assistant at the Department of Animal and Food Sciences of the University Autonomous of Barcelona (UAB, Bellaterra, Spain), where I did applied research and performed my PhD. in Animal Production. In December 2020, I obtained my PhD with international doctoral research component and Cum Laude mention.

During the last years, I updated my knowledge with several expertise courses on ruminant nutrition, analytical methodology, use of new PLF technologies, statistical analyses and languages. I also earned the official qualification of “Research staff user of animals for experimentation” (UAB-Generalitat de Catalunya). I participated in national and international meetings (AIDA, ADSA, ISNH), received a grant from EAAP for presenting in the 2019 Annual Meeting in Ghent (Belgium) and made a research stay at the Department of Animal Science of the Aarhus University (Tjele, Denmark) with an Erasmus + grant.

In TechCare, I am working tightly with professor Caja at the Faculty of Veterinary of the University of Barcelona and mainly involved in the organization of the national workshops, the support in large-scale trials and the participation in TechCare tasks and activities.