Dr. Fouad Maalouf joined ICARDA as a senior scientist in 2007. His current research focuses on fava bean improvement. He has supervised 19 students on different aspects of fava bean breeding, and has authored or co-authored more than 42 research publications, including 32 referenced journal articles. He has contributed to the release of 16 fava bean varieties.

Prior to joining ICARDA, Maalouf coordinated the Lebanese component of an EU project targeting improved water-use efficiency in durum wheat, and taught botany and genetics at Saint Joseph University, Lebanon, and the Lebanese University. He holds a Ph.D. and completed a post-doc on fava bean breeding at Cordoba University, Spain, focused on the development of synthetic fava bean varieties.

Fouad Maalouf's Publications

Genetic Dissection of Heat Stress Tolerance in Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Using GWAS
Adaptability and Stability of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Accessions under Diverse Environments and Herbicide Treatments
Genomic regions associated with herbicide tolerance in a worldwide faba bean (Vicia faba L.) collection
High-Temperature and Drought Stress Effects on Growth, Yield and Nutritional Quality with Transpiration Response to Vapor Pressure Deficit in Lentil
Evaluation of disease resistant and high yielding faba bean germplasm in India
Developing a new genic SSR primer database in faba bean (Vicia faba L.)
First sources of resistance in faba bean (Vicia faba L.) to the stem borer weevil, Lixus algirus L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
Heat and Drought Stress Impact on Phenology, Grain Yield, and Nutritional Quality of Lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus)
Screening the FIGS Set of Lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) Germplasm for Tolerance to Terminal Heat and Combined Drought-Heat Stress
Legume-based rotations have clear economic advantages over cereal monocropping in dry areas
Breeding and genomics status in faba bean (Vicia faba)
Journal Article
September 24, 2018

Faba bean is an important legume crop because of its high‐yield potential and nutrition‐dense grains. There have been significant achievements in faba bean improvement in the last four decades, which led to the doubling of the global yield average...

Efficient and sustainable production of faba bean
Book Chapter
January 15, 2018

Faba bean is mainly grown under rain-fed conditions, although irrigated production is important in Egypt, parts of China and Central Asia. China is the leading producer with a wide range of intensive rotation and inter-crop holistic cropping systems...

Food legume production in China
Journal Article
April 30, 2017

Food legumes comprise all legumes grown for human food in China as either dry grains or
vegetables, except for soybean and groundnut. China has a vast territory with complex
ecological conditions. Rotation, intercropping, and mixed cropping involving...

New faba bean germplasm with multiple resistances to Ascochyta blight, chocolate spot and rust diseases
Genetic Analysis for Some Quantitative  Traits in some populations of Faba Bean
Integrated management of Ascochyta blight (Didymella fabae) on faba bean under Mediterranean conditions
Evaluation of faba bean breeding lines for spectral indices, yield traits and yield stability under diverse environments
Genetic enhancement of food legumes for nutritional security and sustainable cereal-based cropping systems
Capturing the Heterogeneity of the Error Variances of a Group of Genotypes in Crop Cultivar Trials
Current Status of Agro-biodiversity in Lebanon and Future Challenges