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3rd Africa Rice Congress, 21-24 October 2013, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Advisory Committee


Dr Bas Bouman

As of September 2012, Dr Bas Bouman is the Director of the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) at the International Rice Research institute (IRRI) in the Philippines.

From 1987 to 1996, Bas Bouman worked at the Research Institute for Agrobiology and Soil Fertility (AB-DLO, former CABO) in Wageningen in the field of agro-ecology, specializing in remote sensing, crop and water balance modelling and systems analysis. He then worked at the Wageningen Agricultural University and the Centre for Research and Education in Tropical Agriculture (CATIE) in Costa Rica on land use analysis and livestock system optimization from 1996 to 1998. Since 1999, Bas Bouman worked as senior water scientist at the International Rice Research Institute. In 2004-2006, he was employed as the Theme Leader Crop productivity of the CGIAR Challenge Program Water and Food. From 2007, he became head of the International Rice Research Institute’s  (IRRI) Crop and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), and from 2008 till 2012, Leader of IRRI’s Intensive Rice Production Systems program.

Bas Bouman’s research has focused on improving water productivity and saving water in rice production at spatial scale levels from field to irrigation systems. His research activities have also included developing novel water-saving irrigation technologies such as alternate wetting and drying and aerobic rice; designing and executing field experiments and data collection programs; organizing participatory research among research partners in Asia; organizing and convening international workshops and meetings; developing and organizing training courses on water management and crop growth modelling; project leader of various externally-funded projects on water management in rice; project proposal development; and leading a group of national staff; giving scientific guidance to international PhD students.

Bas Bouman has published extensively in leading agricultural journals and is an editorial board member of a number of journals in crop and agricultural sciences. He authored 117 international peer-reviewed publications, and wrote/edited 5 books.

3rd Africa Rice Congress, 21-25 October 2013, Yaoundé, Cameroon


Awards and Recognition

PowerPoint Presentations


Cameroon: Central Africa’s potential rice granary

Daily Digest

23-24 Oct

Daily Digest No. 3

22 Oct

Daily Digest No. 2

21 Oct

Daily Digest No. 1







Exhibit Space



Advisory Committee

   Dr. Bas Bouman
   Prof. Adel El-Beltagy
   Prof. Isabelle Glitho
   Dr. Habib Ly 
   Dr. Paco Sereme
   Prof. Eric Tollens


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