Mourad Rekik is livestock scientist based in Amman, Jordan with more than 25 years of experience in animal reproduction and small ruminants’ production and management in drylands. His expertise includes sheep and goats reproduction and its interaction with nutrition, health and genetics. He is involved in the CGIAR research program on dryland systems as well as livestock and fish. His current research interests focus on boosting resilience and productivity of the livestock production systems at the household level and attenuating the impact of environmental and economic stressors.
Prior to joining ICARDA, Rekik was researcher and lecturer in several universities in Tunisia. He was also coordinator of several research-for-development projects, involving multidisciplinary teams. He served as member of the British Society of Animal Science and FAO-CIHEAM network on sheep and goats nutrition. Rekik is author of more than 80 peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and conference papers.
Rekik holds a Ph.D. in animal production from the University of Reading in the UK.