Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), was recently selected to join the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Board of Trustees.
IFPRI is an international organization founded in 1975 that seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. A member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership for a food secure future, IFPRI undertakes research that helps shape policies, investments, and programs, thus contributing to a productive, sustainable and resilient agricultural and food system.
Dr. Ismahane Elouafi has been Director General of ICBA since 2012. Under her leadership, ICBA is pursuing an ambitious strategy for 2013-2023 that focuses on building and strengthening partnerships to deliver agricultural and water scarcity solutions in marginal and saline environments. Both ICBA and IFPRI work on aspects that aim to fight hunger and malnutrition, and this latest appointment of Dr. Elouafi as a member of the IFPRI Board of Trustees will further strengthen the collaboration efforts between both organizations as well as between CGIAR and AIRCA to benefit poverty alleviation and food and nutrition security achievement.