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Name:

Karim Traoré

Nationality:

Malian

Position held:

Grain Quality and Seed System Expert

Year of Employment:

August 2006

Qualifications:

Ph.D. in rice breeding at Texas A&M University

Specialization/Expertise: Breeding for grain quality, high yield and stress tolerant varieties, Genetic resource enhancement, and seed handling.

Experience:

1983-1987 Millet Breeder IER, Mali
1987-1989 Graduate student at the University of Lincoln Nebraska USA
1990-1995 Millet/sorghum breeder and Millet program leader IER, Mali
1995-2001 Research Assistant INGER-Africa AfricaRice
2001-2005 Graduate student University of Texas A&M and USDA
2005 Biotechnology sorghum, IER, Mali
2006 Irrigated Rice breeder (PDF)

Major Achievements:

-Breeding and release of several productive pearl millet and sorghum varieties in Mali

-Participated in the distribution of several thousands of intra- and interspecific lines in Africa through INGER-Africa

-Monitoring of diverse fixed and segregating lines at AfricaRice

-Breeding for high yielding and stress tolerant irrigated rice varieties.