Agricultural development through settlement schemes on desert lands has always raised
acute debates, especially over environmental issues due to cultivation based on intensive
additions of water and fertilizers. However, nutrient cycling approaches...
Dr. Véronique Alary has over twenty years of research experience in household viability, risk management, and vulnerability in the rural areas of several developing countries (Cameroon, India, Mali, Tunisia, and Egypt). She completed her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a post-doc diploma habilitation in 2008 through the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
After joining ICARDA in Cairo in 2009 she coordinated research projects examining the role livestock play in resilience and climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean region (ELVULMED 2011-2015 and CLIMED 2012-2016). Dr. Alary also coordinated projects on milk value chains (DAIRY 2012-2015 and SIADEEP 2014-2017), and her work mobilized different approaches and tools (empirical data collection, typology, and programming model). Based at ICARDA’s research hub in Rabat since 2015, she is now researching camel breeding in modern Saharan societies through analyses at farm and territorial levels.