Dr. Tamer is an agricultural economist familiar with issues related to farm household decision making, risk analysis, land use and tenure, different forms of resource degradations, markets, institutions, policies, climate change and the importance of technologies and factors that affect their adoption. He has research interest and experience in assessing poverty, natural resources degradation, and typologies of rural households in the MENA region using participatory and community approaches. Since 2008, he worked as Senior Research Associate with the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and has been a long term consultant with ICARDA since 2012. Tamer earned his Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics from Damascus University in 2012. Tamer has published 15 peer reviewed journal articles, 2 book chapters, 5 working papers in numbered series, and several project reports.