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

Book Chapter
January 24, 2024

In 2020, more than 800 million people suffered from hunger, and this number will continue to rise as the world’s population increases, in addition to heightening the consequences of climate change and the probability of increasing the risk of wars...

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...

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...

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...