Hatem Cheikh M'hamed
Associate Professor at the National Institute of agricultural Research of Tunisia (INRAT)-agronomy laboratory
Dr. Hatem CHEIKH M’HAMED (42 years old) has a PhD, in agronomy (crop production), and is currently working as Associate Professor at the National Institute of agricultural Research of Tunisia (INRAT)-agronomy laboratory. As agronomist He is extensively and permanently involved in the conception and implementation of on-farm and on-station agronomy experiments which are relevant for the Tunisian context and beyond. His research activities focus on sustainable intensification systems, mainly on innovative agricultural practices under conservation agriculture in semi-arid regions. He is also conducting a research program on the effect of Nitrogen/Water interaction on water use efficiency, nitrogen use efficiency, and radiation use efficiency of cereals. Hatem was also coordinated and participated in several national and international Research projects and Research-Development Projects. Dr. Cheikh M’hamed was the national coordinator of CANA project (2012-2015) “Adapting Conservation Agriculture for Rapid Adoption by Smallholder Farmers in North Africa”, funded by ACIAR-Australia and managed by ICARDA. Currently he is the national coordinator of CLCA project (2018-2022) “Use of conservation agriculture in crop-livestock systems (CLCA) in the drylands for enhanced water use efficiency, soil fertility and productivity in NEN and LAC countries », funded by IFAD, managed by ICARDA and he is currently the Principal Investigator (PI)/national coordinator of the ConServeTerra project (2019-2023) “Overcoming the physical and mental barriers for up-scaling Conservation Agriculture in the Mediterranean“ , funded by EU in the framework of PRIMA initiative “Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area”. Dr. Cheikh M’hamed is active member of the Association of Agricultural Research Institutions in the Near East and North Africa (AARINENA) and member of the Innovation Network of Mediterranean Agro-systems (RCM).