New Staff at ICARDA

July 31, 2010 at 7:28 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dr Wuletaw Tadesse, formerly with CIMMYT-Mexico, has joined ICARDA as a wheat breeder. Dr Tadesse has an MSc in genetics from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and a PhD in breeding and genetics from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He has worked on wheat as well as legumes, helped design and implement rapid seed multiplication programs, and taught genetics at graduate level. Notably, he helped identify and map three new tan spot resistance genes in wheat. Enkwan dehna metah!

Mr Mohamed Ali Boufaroua has joined ICARDA as Water Harvesting/Resources Engineer. He will be based in Tunisia. Mr Boufaroua has degrees from INAT-Tunisia (agricultural engineering) and ENGREF-France (civil engineering, specialization in water and forest applications). His expertise covers rainwater harvesting, soil conservation techniques, irrigation planning and impact evaluation of soil and water conservation projects at watershed level. He has worked for several UN agencies, and for ICARDA projects in Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. Ahlan wa sehlan!

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