El Hassan Bourarach

Family name

BOURARACH

First name

El Hassane

Birth

01/01/1958 at Taforhalt (Morocco)

Title

Professor (Prof.)

Institution

Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II (Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine Hassan II), Rabat, Morocco, www.iav.ac.ma

Professionnal address

IAV Hassan II/DEA, BP: 6202, 10101 Rabat, Morocco

Email

e.bourarach@iav.ac.ma or: bourachel@yahoo.com

Qualifications

  • Master on the Use of the Technologies of Information and Communication in the Training. 2004. Univ. Louis Pasteur, Strasburg, France (e-Learning).
  • PhD (Doctorat d'Etat És-sciences agronomiques, option: Agricultural Engineering and Applied Mechanics), mechanization of tillage in rainfed agriculture in semi-arid areas in Morocco. IAV Hassan II, Morocco (June 1989), thesis director: Prof. Eichhorn (Univ. Giessen, Germany)).
  • Mechanical Engineer (Design and manufacturing of machines), High National School of Mechanics (actual: Ecole Centrale), Nantes, France (July 1980).

Experience

  • October-November 2015: National expert within project "Monitoring Adoption of Sustainable Climate Technologies in the Agrifood Sector- Morocco". FAO-EBRD.
  • 2013-2014: Impact of government subsidies on the development of agricultural mechanization in Morocco. IAV/AMIMA (Moroccan Association of Importers of Agricultural Machines)(coordinator of the study).
  • 2014: FAO consultant in World Bank project PIDMA (Investment and Development of Agricultural Markets (PIDMA): Funding of farm equipment for cooperatives and improvement of agricultural practices. Ministry of Agriculture (MINADER), Cameroon.
  • 2006-2010 and since March 2014: Director of Agricultural Engineering "School" within Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine Hassan II. Rabat.
  • 2013: First Arab States Regional South-South Development Expo (RSSD) 2014, 18 - 20 February, Doha, Qatar. Award for the presented project: MENA Network of the household waste recycling for small and medium size municipalities.
  • 2012-2014: Head of the Department of Energy and Agro-equipment at Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine Hassan II, Rabat.
  • Project coordinator of project: "Equipment for treatment and recycling of household waste in small and medium-sized", IAV Hassan II / Diwan Prince of Abu Dhabi / Enda Maghreb (2012-2013).
  • Member, responsible for machinery within the project "Soil Conservation and Food Security: a common concern for farmers in Mali and Morocco" FISONG Program co-financed by the French Development Agency and French NGOs FERT and AFDI (2010-2013).
  • Member, responsible for machinery within the project "Conservation Agriculture for Maghreb" FERT-IAV-INGC (2014-2016).
  • From March 2012 to date: an active member of the Mediterranean Network of Conservation Agriculture (RCM) (Bringing together researchers and farmers, with working platforms)
  • January 2011-December 2012: Coordinator and expert: "Development of a monitoring and evaluation system" for the GEF-project "Reducing Poverty and the fight against desertification in the eastern highlands of Morocco (UNIDO / High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification, HCEFLCD).
  • 2010-2011: Formulation of National Strategy of Agricultural Mechanization in Morocco, FAO (National Team leader), TCP/MOR/3301.
  • June 2007: Report on "Mechanized technology for rainwater harvesting with the aim of regenerating rangelands." UNIDO/HCEFLCD. Morocco.
  • June 2004- June 2005: "formulation of a national agricultural mechanization strategy in Benin". TCP project (South-South technical assistance). FAO.
  • Active member of Training Center in Agricultural Mechanization (CFMA/IAV Hassan II): Management, use and maintenance of agricultural machinery for Moroccan engineers and technicians and also international training for Africa (2010-13 and 2015-2017) JICA-MAPM-AMC (Morocco)I.
  • Since 1980: Teacher of basic mechanics, maintenance management, mobile hydraulic, tillage-conservation agriculture and harvesting techniques.
  • Numbers of field days or demonstration on mechanization for private (large farms and companies) and public sector (administration, small farmers in rainfall and irrigated areas) approx. 2 or 3 actions annually.

Associative activities

  • 1990-2000 and 2006-2010: President of Moroccan Association of Agricultural Mechanization (AMMA).
  • 2006: CIGR Fellow (International Commission of Agricultural Engineering); 2002: Honorary Vice President of the CIGR; 1998-2012: member of the 3rd Section "Equipment Plant Production" and President of this section from 1998 to 2002 within CIGR.
  • 1990-2014: Permanent member of Club of Bologna (strategy of agricultural machinery development), UNACOMA, Bologna, Italy.
  • Since 1984: Member of the executive board of the National Association of Land Development, Irrigation, Drainage and Environment (ANFIDE) and since 2013 Coordinator of the Technical Committee "Infrastructure and rural development". www.anafide.org

Languages

  • Arabic: reading (good), speaking (good) and writing (good)
  • French: reading (good), speaking (good) and writing (good)
  • English: reading (good), speaking (medium) and writing (medium)
  • German: reading (medium), speaking (good) and writing (medium minus).