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Expert NameDr. Mohamed I. Zakaria
InstitutionVersatrade International Company
CityToronto, Ontario
Telephone416 532-4970
Work Experience1. Researcher, working for the Agricultural Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, at the national Headquarters. The responsibilities were in the area of planning and conducting research and extension programs related to different field crops. In a multi-disciplinary research team we performed different tasks such as identification of production and marketing problems and planning and implementing the breeding, multiplication and distribution of new varieties at commercial scale. Data collections and results' analysis were a major part of the activities. On-site training and seminars were conducted for the extension personnel and the producers. 2. Researcher & Team Leader on Technical Assistance mission to the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Development "Research Branch", and as a consultant for Kabwe Industrial Fabrics, in Zambia (South-east Africa). Fully responsible for preparing project appraisals, budgets and justification studies. Developed, planned and supervised the implemen
QualificationsPh.D. Degree, in Agronomy, Univ. of Maryland, USA, 1994.
Number of Publications15
Awards1994: Awarded a Membership of the Honor Society of Agriculture (Univ. of Maryland & National Capital Area), for high scholarship & outstanding achievement.
Other Activities
Publications1. Co-author of "Seed Production Hand-book of Zambia", 1984. 2. Zakaria, M.I. 1984. The Cultivation, Harvesting and Processing of Kenfa. Productive Farming Magazine, July, Zambia. 3. Zakaria, M.I. 1984. The Economics of Growing Kenaf. Productive Farming Magazine, August, Zambia. 4. Zakaria, M.I., Mulchi, C.L., and Lee, E.H., 1993. Effect of soil moisture, atmospheric carbon dioxide and air quality on photosynthesis, photorespiration, stomatal conductance and transpiration rate in cotton. pp. 1252-1255. Proceedings, Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Louisiana, USA. 5. Abdel-Raheem, A.A., Zakaria, M.I., and Deitzer, G.F. 1996. Physiological aspects of breeding in hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) for drought resistance. (Accepted for publication in Agron. J.).
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