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Ahmed Amri

About Ahmed Amri

PhD in Genetics and Crop Improvement from Kansas State University, USA (1989). Worked in cereal breeding at the National Institute for Agricultural research in Morocco where I contributed to the release of more than 25 barley and wheat varieties.

I joined ICARDA in 1999 to coordinate a regional project on promoting the conservation and sustainable use of dryland agrobiodiversity in West Asia.

From 2008 till 2019, I Headed the genetic resources unit at ICARDA which led to the relocation of genebanks activities to Lebanon and Morocco. I provided technical backstopping for the establishment of genebanks in 12 countries and provided training in various areas of genetic resources conservation and use and in pre-breeding and breeding and co-advising of 35 MSc and PhD students.

Total publications: 189 including 110 in refereed journal. My pre-breeding efforts have allowed to introgress genes from wild species in case of wheat and barley.