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

Advisory Committee


Prof. Eric Tollens

Position: Since 1983 Professor of Agricultural Economics and Head of the Centre for

Agricultural and Food Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Belgium. Since October 2009, professor emeritus.

Expertise: Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Marketing, Food Security, African Agricultural Research.

Education: Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University (1975); M.A. Economics, Michigan State University (1971); Agricultural Engineer, K.U.Leuven (1967).

Experience: 1971-1977: Professor of Agricultural Economics, Université Lovanium and Université Nationale du Zaïre, Yangambi; 1979-1983: Administrator, Commission of the European Communities, EUROSTAT, Luxemburg; 2001-now: member Scientific and Technical Council of ISRA, Dakar; 1998-2003: Member of the Board of Trustees, IITA, Ibadan; 2001: Member WARDA 4th EPMR Panel; 2006: Member Technical Team, Independent External Evaluation of FAO; 2007: Chairman of WARDA 5th EPMR Panel; 2008 – 2013: Member of the Executive Board of CTA, Wageningen; 2007-2010: President of the Scientific and Technical Council for the relaunching of agricultural and forestry research in the DRC (REAFOR EC-FAO project), Kinshasa; From 2007: Member of the Board of Trustees of ICRAF, Nairobi and chairman March 2010 – April 2013; 1992-now: Associate member of the Belgian Academy of Overseas Sciences; Member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia, 2010-2013; Member of KBC's external advisory council" sustainable investments”; 2012-2016; Member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), Dakar; Member of the Mid-Term Review of the Joint Review (EPMR and MTR) of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA, 2011); 2013-2016: Member of the Board of Trustees, AfricaRice, Cotonou, Benin.

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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