TUNISIA’S DELEGATE TO THE CIHEAM, MR. MAHMOUD ELIES HAMZA HAS BEEN APPOINTED MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE
11th October 2021
Prime Minister Najla Bouden appointed the members of the new Tunisian government, including the new Minister of Agriculture. Mr Mahmoud Elies HAMZA, President of IRESA and Delegate of Tunisia to the CIHEAM. The CIHEAM sincerely congratulates him and wishes him every success in the accomplishment of his high mission.
Delegate of Tunisia to the CIHEAM Governing Board of Directors since June 5, 2017, Mahmoud Elies HAMZA was at the head of the Institution of Agricultural Research and Higher Education (IRESA) since 2017. This Agricultural Higher Education and Research Institution brings together several agricultural higher education institutions (including the National Agronomic Institute of Tunis) and research (including the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie, the Institut National de Recherche en Génie Rural, Eaux et Forêts, the Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer or the Institut des Régions Arides de Médenine or the Institut de l'Olivier de Sfax).
Mr Mahmoud Elies Hamza was also a professor of agricultural machinery and director of the preparatory school of biology and geology at the Soukra, but also the director of the National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia (INAT).
M. Mahmoud Elies Hamza also received the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (Knight of the National Order of Merit), in the field of education and science in July 2007.
Agronomist Engineer and Doctor in Agricultural Sciences of the Institut National Agronomique de Paris Grignon, holder of a Post Doctorate of the University of Agricultural Sciences of Gembloux in the field of Agricultural Mechanization, Mahmoud Elies Hamza is also an expert in the agricultural sector and in rural areas, with organizations such as UNIDO and FAO.