Prof. Dr. Adel El-Beltagy

Prof. Dr. Adel El-Beltagy is currently Chair of the International Drylands Development Commission (IDDC), Professor, Arid Land Agricultural Graduate Studies & Research Institute (ALARI), Ain Shams University, Egypt. Chair of the Food and Agriculture Research Council at the Egyptian Academy of Science, Member of the Advisory Board of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

He has served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Bib Alex (2015/2018), Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (2014/2015), Board Member of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) (2011-2015), President of the Governing Board of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) (2011-2015), Vice Chair/Member of the board of the Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT) (2007-2011), Chair of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) (2006-2010), Chairman of the Scientific/Technical Council of the International Sahara and Sahel Observatory (SSO) (1993-2002), Vice-President (North Africa) of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) (1987-1990). Award the Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS). Dr. M S Swaminathan Award for Leadership in Agriculture. In recognition for efforts in reducing poverty and hunger globally (India 2021). Award the Ain Shams Prize for Scientific Merit in Agriculture Science (Cairo, Egypt 2018). Award of Leaders of the Decade in Agriculture- Women Economic Forum, 2018, the Golden Medal of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM, 2015), Commander of the Order of Agricultural Merit (France, 2014), The Sultan Qaboos 'First Class' Order for Culture, Sciences and Arts (2009), The Al-Istiklal Medal by His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Hussein of Jordan (2005). And Fellow of the University of Wales (1993).