Prof. Dr. Adel El-Beltagy

Prof. Dr. Adel El-Beltagy is currently Chair of the International Drylands Development Commission (IDDC), Professor, Arid Land Agricultural Graduate Studies & Research Institute (ALARI), Ain Shams University, Egypt. Board Member of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Chair of the Food and Agriculture Research Council at the Egyptian Academy of Science, Member of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS). Member of the Advisory Board of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

He has served as Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (2014/2015), President of the Governing Board of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) (2010/2014).