Faculty of Agronomic and Veterinary Science

The Faculty of Agronomic and Veterinary Science (FSAV) at Loyola University of Congo dates back to Agro-Veterinary Higher Institute founded by the Society of Jesus in Kinshasa in 1994. The purpose of its founding was to further ecologically sound and sustainable food development in the central African region.[1]

Faculty of Agronomic and Veterinary Science
Merged intoLoyola University of Congo
at its founding in 2016
Established1994; 27 years ago (1994)
Ghislain T. Matadi
AffiliationsJesuit, Catholic


With the founding of Loyola University of Congo in 2016, ISAV was one of the two initial faculties in the new university, and was given its present name. FSAV does research in agriculture, veterinary science, and sustainable development, where sustainability involves anthropological, social, and economic factors.[citation needed]


  • licentiate in agro-veterinary science. Masters programs are offered in agricultural forestry, food production, and agribusiness. The doctoral program takes 8 years.[2][better source needed]
  • CERED is a program of FSAV which includes researchers, students, and local communities, in pursuit of a Jesuit vision for the world today.[3][better source needed]


  1. ^ "Œuvre des missionnaires jésuites : l'Université Loyola du Congo lancée à Kimwenza". Le Plus grand site d'info en RDCongo (in French). 2016-07-12. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  2. ^ Agricultural Growth Program- Livestock Market Development ... - usaid
  3. ^ "Sustainability Archives - Green JesuitGreen Jesuit". greenjesuit.org. Retrieved 2017-10-17.

Coordinates: 4°27′13.15″S 15°17′21.11″E / 4.4536528°S 15.2891972°E / -4.4536528; 15.2891972