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....
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.