Dr. Mohamed Boutfirass is Agronomist (North Africa) for the African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) based in Settat, Morocco.
Mohamed received his B.Sc. in Agriculture at the National School of Agriculture of Meknes (ENAM) in Morocco; his M.Sc. in Agronomy at IAV Hassan II in Morocco; and his Ph.D. at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, USA.
Dr. Boutfirass worked with INRA from 1982 to 2019 where he gathered expertise in cereal agronomy in arid and semi arid areas; crop and water management and plant-water relations; conservation agriculture; integrated crop management strategies for efficient use of water and mineral nutrients; technology transfer; on-farm participatory research and development; water harvesting; experiment station management; research and development project management; and post-harvest losses. He is also Associate Professor at the University of Settat, where he has taught crop production systems at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Dr. Boutfirass has authored and co-authored a number of field guides, book chapters, and other publications focused on improving the cropping system productivity throughout North Africa.