Internships

The ARChE_Net network supervises French and foreign students for internships leading to a MSc qualification on the following topics:

  • Characterization of resources (soil, forage, organic matter), sampling protocols and spectra collected via NIRS
  • Characterization of fodder by satellite imagery (NDVI)
  • LASER2 – database for herd management at animal level of tropical livestock production systems
  • Development of value-adding tools (videos, e-learning, etc.)

 

INTERNSHIPS  IN 2017

Lucie SCHERRER

 

Determination of fodder strategies for suckler cattle on Reunion island

Stagnation of yields and forage deficits are increasingly recurring on Reunion Island. Therefore, it was decided to carry out a study to determine forage strategies for suckling cattle. within the framework of the ECLIPSE project and the RITA Animal programme. It is within this context that my internship will be carried out. During this period, cattle breeders on the island will be questioned about their practices in order to better understand forage strategies and to identify the possible brakes and levers of production. This identification will be supported by statistical analysis of the interviews.

Natasha CAUMARTIN

 

Environmental assessment of diversified livestock systems in India

The Indian dairy sector faces two challenges in particular:

- employment and securing the livelihoods of 70 million dairy farmers;
- environment, within the context of global warming and the strong competition for land use.

Therefore, the objective of this sector is, on the one hand, to increase its overall production and, on the other hand, to reduce its environmental impact. My internship is carried out within this context and within the framework of the IndiaMilk project, more specifically on the environmental aspect.
My mission is to carry out an environmental assessment of the fossil energy consumed and of all the greenhouse gases emitted. It is based on data and results from 7 agrarian diagnoses carried out between 2014 and 2016 by other students.
The data collected and the resulting analysis will allow the co-design of solutions for the dairy sector in India.

 

INTERNSHIPS CARRIED OUT WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF ARCHE_NET (2012 – 2015)

ON NIRS METHODOLOGY
  • AHMED Aicha: Characterization of the production system of the experimental station of Changalane (Mozambique) by studying the potential of its resources through the use of near-infrared spectrometry (NIRS).
  • BIMONT Pierre: The use of Near-Infrared Spectrometry (NIRS) to predict the soil fertility in South Africa.
  • GAJANA Christian: The application of NIRS technology in probing the nutritional effects of condensed tannins present in browse tree leaves and fruits. NWU South Africa.
  • MATHA Kalyana: Validation of portable near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) for the evaluation of feeds and fodders in the development of ruminant production systems.
  • MATYSIAK Alicja: Using Near-Infrared Spectrometry (SPIR) to predict the composition of organic fertilizers in Madagascar: development of sampling methodology and development of prediction equations.
  • THISSELIN Marlène: Dairy farming systems in the Karnataka region (India). Qualitative approach and first reactions to technological innovations.
  • WIBAUX Thomas: Development of calibration equations for the analysis in situ by near-infrared spectrometry of the soils of Reunion Island.
  • REGNIER-ROUX Mathieu: Create a calibration to characterised Australian soil and improve a calibration to predict the nutritive value of wheat (Triticum spp.) and a mixed pasture of clover (Trifolium) and Lucerne (Medicago sativa).
  • NEKWAYA Leevi: Predicting the nutritive value of wheat (Triticum spp.) and a mixture of lucerne (Medicago sativa L) and clovers (Trifolium spp.) at different growth and development stages by portable near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). CSU, Australia.
  • ROPP Audrey: Development of near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS) calibrations for forage shrubs and subtropical grass species growing in the low rainfall zone of South Australia.
 
ON THE EVALUATION OF AVAILABLE FORAGE BY REMOTE SENSING AND MODELING OF GRASS GROWTH
  • CULLEN Sean: Determining remote sensing techniques for pasture quality and quantity by means of sampling grasses in the Kalahari area.
  • SAGET Jenna: Characterization of the fodder resource of cultivated grasslands on Reunion Island by remote sensing.
  • SCHOUTEN Thomas: Characterization of the fodder resource of cultivated grasslands on Reunion Island by remote sensing.
  • RODRIGUES Adjoudème: Study of the correlations between the yields of fodder biomass measured on the ground and the vegetation indices calculated from satellite images in three ecosystems on Reunion Island.
  • DROCHON Simon: Adaptation and optimization of a C4 tropical grass growth model.

 

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