Fellow
Touré
Moctar
Current position: 
TWAS Vice-President
Current nationality: 
Senegal
Current residence: 
Senegal
Affiliation/Institution: 
TWAS
Biodata: 
Touré is currently Vice-President of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, representing the African Region. He is a founding and active member of the Senegalese National Academy of Science and the African Academy of Science. He served as scientist and science manager for 32 years, respectively in the Senegalese agricultural research system (1974-1988) at the Work Bank and at the Global Environment Facility headquarters in Washington, D.C. (1989-2006). He was educated at the University of Orleans (B.Sc.), and the University of Rennes (M.Sc and PhD in agronomy and soil sciences), France. As a researcher, Touré worked in the fields of agronomy, soil chemistry, desertification and sustainable land management. As a science manager, he was instrumental in the design and management of the nascent Senegalese agricultural research system. He spearheaded the establishment of regional collaborative platforms at both sub-regional and continental levels. Prior to and after retirement, he was actively involved in the discussion and implementation of the SDGs related to the protection of the environment and enhancing livelihoods.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
2 - Zero hunger
13 - Climate action
14 - Life below water
15 - Life on land
17 - Partnerships for the goals
Keywords: 
Natural sciences, agronomy, soil chemistry, environment, science management.
Past nationality: 
Senegal
Elected
1985
Place of Birth: 
Dakar
Country of birth: 
Senegal

Date of birth

14
May
1944
Section:
01-Agricultural Sciences
Last updated on 25/10/2021