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).