Jacques Wery
Deputy Director General - Research

Dr. Jacques Wery joined ICARDA in May 2018 from the University of Montpellier, where he was professor of agronomy and agricultural systems. He has vast expertise in Mediterranean crops and cropping systems. He led the development of innovative modelling and prototyping of cropping systems methods that are now widely used in the field. His interdisciplinary research approaches and systems analysis cover the plant, field, farm and supply chain levels.

Dr. Wery has engaged in a number of key multidisciplinary initiatives. These include the UMR System with INRA and CIRAD on the functional analysis and design of cropping systems, as well as the “seamless project” on integrated modelling of agricultural systems. He served as executive secretary of the European Society for Agronomy and Chair of the Farming Systems Design Network, among other appointments. He founded and chaired AgroSYS, a joint venture between SupAgro and the private sector to design sustainable agricultural systems through capacity building.

Dr. Wery received his Ph.D. in crop physiology in 1983 and post-doc diploma habilitation for senior research management in 1996 from the University of Montpellier.

Jacques Wery's Publications

Two years old peach trees intercropped with a grass mixture can grow through a lithic discontinuity to access water the grass cannot
Maize relay intercropping with fodder crops for small-scale farmers in central Brazil
Evaluation of pulse crops’ functional diversity supporting food production
Legume-based rotations have clear economic advantages over cereal monocropping in dry areas
Peer-Reviewed Literature on Grain Legume Species in the WoS (1980–2018): A Comparative Analysis of Soybean and Pulses
Digital Diffusion for Inclusive Agroecosystems
Book Chapter
November 28, 2018

The technological advancements in agriculture have resulted in higher yields but lower ecological efficiency and nutritional value. Little innovations in later sectors such as integrating ecological functions in the production systems have crippled...

On farm analysis of the effect of the preceding crop on N uptake and grain yield of durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) in Mediterranean conditions.
Simulating plant water stress dynamics in a wide range of bi-specific agrosystems in a region using the BISWAT model