Dr Rachid Mrabet

Dr Rachid  Mrabet


National Institute of Agricultural Research

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Work and Research

I hold a PhD in Agronomy from Colorado State University (1997) and MSc in Soil Physics from joint-venture of University of Minnesota (Saint Paul) and Hassan II Agronomy and Veterinary Sciences Institute (Rabat, Morocco) (1989). I have a 30-year career at Morocco’s National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA), with main research topics investigated relate to climate smart agriculture, conservation agriculture, cropping systems agronomy, soil physics & hydrology, soil quality and carbon sequestration in dry areas and crop and soil erosion process modeling. Interests on agro-ecology, soil security and artificial intelligence.

Fields Of Expertise

Soil Sciences, Agronomy
Soil Security and Artificial Intelligence.
Soil Physics and Hydrology

Research Profiles

My Work

I have achieved the following:

Expert for IPCC as review editor for SR 1.5 and Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) for AR6 Group III Chap7 on AFOLU and CLA for MedECC First Assessment Report (MAR1) Chapters on Food systems and Water.

15 books, 48 book chapters and 67 papers in peer-referred journals. Coordinator and/or member of over 40 multi-national and trans-disciplinary projects financed by different Moroccan and international donors and institutions.

Editor In Chief of the Moroccan Society of Agricultural Research (Al Awamia). Since 2003, Editorial Advisory Board member of Soil & Tillage Research Journal and Associate Editor of International Soil and Water Conservation Research (ISWCR) and Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (JSWC). Reviewer for over 20 prestigious journals.

Since 2008, Councilor for World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC) representing North Africa and Deputy President (2017-19). Member of African Conservation Tillage Association (Nairobi, Kenya) and Panelist for the International Conservation Agriculture Advisory Panel for Africa.

Consultant for FAO, GIZ, ICARDA, OADA, UNECA, IAASTD, ACSAD, IRESA, OCP Foundation, National Center for Science and Technology, National Center for Energy and Nuclear Sciences and Technologies, University of Wageningen and Cadi Ayyad University (Marrakech) and member of Scientific Committee of UNFCC - COP 22.

3 international awards, 2 from the International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) and 1 from International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and one national award (the King Hassan II Innovation and Research Award in Agriculture).

Adviser 8 PhD and 19 MSc students from European and Moroccan Universities. Lecturer of Courses on soil physics, water conservation, conservation agriculture, erosion processes, soil contamination, irrigation and drainage, GIS and climate change at National Universities and International Research and Development Organizations (i.e. FAO, ICARDA, CIHEAM, IAEA-FARA) and NGOs.