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5th CIGR Conference and 2nd conference of Pan African Society for agricultural engineering, September 10-13, 2019

24 September 2019

Noureddin Driouech, Researcher at CIHEAM Bari and Coordinator Ciheam Bari Alumni Network (FTN), has represented  CIHEAM Bari at the 5th Interregional CIGR Conference on " Challenges of water mobilization and soil conservation in better adapting to climate change" & the 2nd Conference of the Pan African Society for agricultural engineering  (#PASAE-#AfroAgEng) on "Role of agricultural engineering in meeting the challenge of global food security".

Nicola Lamaddalena, CIHEAM Bari Deputy Director and vice-president of CIGR Section 1-Land and Water Engineering ( will co-lead the organization of the forthcoming event on “SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF IRRIGATION FOR IMPROVED RESILIENCE OF AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA THE 5TH AFICAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE”.

The conference will be held in Marrakech, MOROCCO (WATER MUSEUM) between March 16-19th, 2020…Learn more:

CIHEAM Bari Alumni Network (FTN) is a strategic partner to the abovementioned conferences, through dissemination action that resulted in gathering the contribution and the participation of CIHEAM Bari formers students and #Alumni, scientists, universities and institutions from MENA region.

The two conferences were organized by The Moroccan National #ICID Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (ANAFIDE) in partnership , at Moroccan level, with the Directorate of Irrigation and Agricultural Land Planning; Directorate of Research and Planification of Water Resources; Moroccan Association of Agricultural Engineers (AIGR), Moroccan Inter Professional Network for Drip Irrigation (#REMIG), Regional Boards for agricultural Land Valorisation (#ORMVA); Hydraulic Basin Agencies, IAV-Hassan II, and at the international level with Food and Agriculture Organization (#FAO), International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), UNESCO, ICARDA, BADEA, ADB and  World Bank (WB).

The conferences various working sessions were held at the Centre d’Accueil et de Conférences- Foundation Mohamed VI Rabat- Morocco between the period of 10 and 13 September 2019.

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