Ismahane Elouafi

Dr Ismahane Elouafi is Chief Scientist of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and part of FAO’s core leadership structure. 

With nearly two decades of experience in agricultural research and development in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Elouafi is known for promoting neglected crops, non-fresh water in agriculture, and women in science.

Dr Elouafi have been a member of numerous boards and research institutes. Her contributions to science have been recognized with prestigious awards and accolades, including the Excellence in Science Award from the Global Thinkers Forum. 

Dr. Elouafi holds a Ph.D. in Genetics.



Participating in: Session 2 - Exploring the resilience of the Mediterranean food and water systems



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