Institution name: National Institute of Agricultural Research of Morocco
INRA is a leader Moroccan institution working in agricultural research. INRA is an autonomous government institution within the Ministry of Agriculture. It’s responsible for crop and livestock research, carrying out programs of genetic improvement, resources genetic conservation, crop management and technology transfer. For that, INRA is organized as a network of 10 Regional Research Centers representing different agro-ecological regions of Morocco. To achieve its objectives INRA capitalizes on its qualified human potential (193 Research Scientists, 218 technicians, and 41 managers) and also on a good infrastructure (Laboratories, greenhouses, 23 experimental stations, etc.). Achievement portfolios testify of the pertinent role of INRA in upgrading agricultural sector at the national level. This outcome, both rich and varied is characterized among others by registration in the Moroccan catalogue of 216 varieties adapted to diverse Moroccan agro-ecological zones and presenting different resistance/tolerance to biotic and/or abiotic stresses.
The research team is composed of the Institutional Coordinator (Dr. Rachid MENATG) and two research scientists (Dr. Rabha ABDELWAHD, and Fatima GABOUN) and one PhD student (Charifa DRISSI TOUZANI).