Dr. Redouane Choukr-Allah

Dr. Redouane Choukr-Allah

Dr. Redouane Choukr-Allah

Head of Crop Diversification and Genetic Improvement Section | Senior Scientist- Horticulture

Dr. Redouane Choukr-Allah joined ICBA in 2015 as Senior Scientist in Horticulture and now heads Crop Diversification and Genetic Improvement Section at the Research and Innovation Division. He is a horticultural, hydroponic and water expert with more than 30 years of experience in coordinating and managing field-based projects and technical teams involved in protected agriculture production. He has been working lately on water and energy use efficiency of greenhouse and net house. He has an extensive experience in use of saline water and of pre-treated sewage in agriculture, and soil and groundwater pollution prevention. He designed and implemented numerous experiments on crop water requirements and water scheduling and global water requirements to save water and maintain crop yield. As a project manager, he worked extensively on evaluating the use of treated sewage water in agriculture.

He holds a Ph.D. degree in environmental horticulture from the University of Minnesota, USA. He has published eight edited books, four research reports, 42 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and about 80 international conference papers related to horticulture, waste water reuse, irrigation, salinity and plant nutrition.