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

Advisory Committee


Dr Paco Sereme

Dr Paco Sereme is a Research Director in Plant Pathology at the National Agricultural Research Institute of Burkina Faso, INERA. Being a Senior scientist, he has met all the academic requirements of the African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education, CAMES, after he graduated as “Docteur –Ingénieur” in 1985 and “Docteur Ès-Sciences” in 1999 in France and Côte d’Ivoire respectively. He has produced more than 35 articles in Peer Review Journals resulting from the research he has conducted on the major fungal diseases of staple crops in Burkina Faso, has supervised several researchers and technicians and given many scientific communications.

As Manager of the scientific research, he held the positions of Director of the Scientific Cooperation at the National Centre for Scientific and Technological Research (1990-1994) and Director General of INERA (1994-2002) in Burkina Faso and at the international level, was the Executive Director of the West and Central African Council for agricultural Research and Development, CORAF / WECARD from 2003 to 2012. Under his leadership, INERA consolidated its research capacity and generated significant results for solving many rural development constraints. The credibility of CORAF /WECARD was restored allowing the Institution to consolidate its role of key tool for agricultural scientific cooperation in West Africa and Central (WCA).

Involved in several Research Networks and Committees with CGIAR’s Centers, Advanced Research Institutions, he has built strong relations with many political, scientific, and technical institutions in Africa, Europe, USA, Australia devoted to the transformation of agriculture in WCA.

Current Board of trustees Member of the World Agroforestry Centre and Member of the Council for Strategic Advice of Agreenium, he received several awards such as Officer of the National Order (Burkina Faso), Knight of the International Academic Palm Order (CAMES) and the National Education Order of Merit (Côte d’Ivoire).

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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