Dr. Abdelaziz Hirich is Horticulture Scientist at ICBA. Prior to his current position, he was a post-doctoral fellow between 2014 and 2016 at the center. He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural sciences (IAV HASSAN II, Morocco), an M.Sc. in land and water resources management (CIHEAM-IAMB, Italy) and an engineer diploma in horticulture (IAV HASSAN II, Morocco). His expertise lies in horticulture, irrigation management, salinity, quinoa, and fertigation. He is author or co-author of more than 55 papers in journals, book chapters and international conferences. Before joining ICBA, he had worked as a researcher at the EU-funded projects GLOBAQUA and SWUP-MED and a horticulture engineer with many private agri-business companies in Morocco.