Dr. Mourad Rekik is a livestock scientist with more than 25 years of experience in animal reproduction and small ruminants’ production and management in drylands. His expertise includes sheep and goat reproduction, and its interaction with nutrition, health, and genetics. His current research interests focus on boosting the resilience and productivity of livestock production systems at the household level, and attenuating the impact of environmental and economic stressors.
Prior to joining ICARDA, Dr. Rekik was a researcher and lecturer at several universities in Tunisia, and coordinated research-for-development projects involving multidisciplinary teams. He served as a member of the British Society of Animal Science and the FAO-CIHEAM network on sheep and goats nutrition. Dr. Rekik is author of more than 80 peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and conference papers. He holds a Ph.D. in animal production from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.