Dr. Zied Hammami has been a research agronomist at ICBA since 2020, having joined the center in November 2018 as Post-Doctoral Fellow - Research Agronomist.
He worked on different research and development projects on water-saving technologies and improving agricultural resilience to salinity in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa.
He had previously worked as an agronomist and biostatistics teacher at the National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia (INAT).
He also worked with the UMR-INRA-AgroParisTech on statistical analyses and modeling of agro-morphological and physiological data in order to model genotype-by-environment interactions. He had similar engagements with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) on a breeding management system and ICBA on the use of a state-of-the-art crop model.
He was involved in the past in research projects by ICBA, CIMMYT, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the European Commission.
His research interests lie in crop production, modeling and forecasting, water, and abiotic stress. Since 2009 he has conducted numerous experiments on adaptability of different crops to diverse biophysical environments.
He has published more than 65 research publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and proceedings.
He holds an engineering diploma, a master’s degree in plant genetic resources and biotechnology and a Ph.D. in Agronomy from INAT in collaboration with UMR-INRA-France-AgroParisTech.