Lebanese Ambassador visits ICARDA’s Research Hub in Morocco
On June 7 2017, Mr. Youssef Rajji, Ambassador of Lebanon to the Kingdom of Morocco, visited the premises of ICARDA-Rabat. Dr. Mohammed El Mourid, North Africa regional coordinator of ICARDA, gave the Ambassador a brief presentation about ICARDA’s research platform in Morocco focusing on the intensification and diversification of rainfed cereal-based production systems. Accompanied by ICARDA scientists, the Ambassador toured the Center’s laboratories and genebank, and listened to explanations about research activities conducted at the ICARDA-Rabat.
The visit provided an opportunity to emphasize the strong ties that link ICARDA to Lebanon, and thank the Lebanese Government for its permanent support to ICARDA.
Dr. Seid Kamal, Senior Pathologist, explaining the activities of the ICARDA-Pathology laboratory to the Ambassador of Lebanon, during his visit.