Mustapha El-Bouhssini

Dr. Mustapha El-Bouhssini earned his Ph.D. in entomology from Kansas State University in 1992 and joined ICARDA in 1996. His major research focus has been on integrated pest management (IPM) for cereals and legume crops in North Africa and West and Central Asia (CWANA). Over more than 25 years this research has yielded significant contributions to the development of IPM options that are now being promoted throughout CWANA.

He has published 168 peer-reviewed papers, proceedings, extension publications, books, and book chapters, and has given over 150 presentations at international and regional meetings worldwide. Dr. El-Bouhssini has also been heavily involved in human resources development in CWANA, giving short-term training courses, mentoring individual trainees, and supervising graduate students.

Based on his scientific achievements in the area of entomology, Dr. El-Bouhssini has received several awards, including Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Plant Resistance to Insects (IPRI) in 2018; Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America in 2014; Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Entomology Department, Kansas State University in 2014; and the International Plant Protection Award of Distinction from the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences in 2007.

Mustapha El-Bouhssini's Publications

QTL mapping identifies a major locus for resistance in wheat to Sunn pest (Eurygaster integriceps) feeding at the vegetative growth stage
Improving wheat production in the CWANA region
Book Chapter
July 31, 2016

Wheat is the principal staple food in most countries of the Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region, accounting for 45% of the region’s per capita calorie intake with an average wheat consumption of about 200 kg/capita/year, which is...