Lecturer at the Horticulture Department of the Agricultural Faculty at Aleppo University, Syria. Potato breeding expert at the General Organization for Seed Multiplication. Senior Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Advisor, Research Fellow with School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at the University of Reading, UK. Member of food security researches team, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Dr. Anas Al Kaddour is a former academic lecturer at Horticulture Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Aleppo University, Syria. Also, former director of the contracts and station directorate at the National Potato Program and potato breeding expert at the General Organization for Seed Multiplication. Dr. Anas is an expert in vegetable crop production, potato breeding and true potato seed (TPS) production, vegetable seed production, seed potato production, and certification technologies, biotechnology, and tissue culture technique for virus free seed potato production, and food security and livelihoods under the crisis-affected countries. With over 20 years of experience in agriculture, food security and livelihoods sector. Dr. Anas currently works as the whole of Syria Senior Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Advisor for Global Communities, a U.S. based non-profit non-governmental organization. Member of the strategic advisory group for food security sector, and global agriculture and program quality technical working groups under the global food security cluster. In his role, Dr. Anas oversees the Syria Food Security and Livelihoods team and programs, managed the startup, implementation, and closeout of around 20 agriculture, food security, and livelihood programs, in response to the Syria crisis, funded by several donors. For all programs, Dr. Anas develop all related standard operating procedures, detailed work plan, procurement plan, and financial pipeline tool, to ensure all activities are tracked and delivered according to the plan and budget, as well as delivering technical training on a variety of food security topics to international and local non-governmental organizations and developed agriculture technical manuals in-line with implementing agriculture and livelihoods activities. Dr. Anas is a member of the Cara Syria program, participated in several workshops and roundtable discussions and published some researches and articles about the role of Syrian academics and in the future of food security for Syria, conserving of the plant genetic resources and COVID-19 displaced Syrians livelihoods along the Turkish-Syrian border and evolving response of climate change in food security crises in Syria.
Food Security and Livelihoods, Sustainable Agriculture, Climate Change, Climate-smart agriculture, Renewable Energy, Potato breeding, Plant genetic resource conservation, and biotechnology.