Prof. Bouzid Nasraoui

Current Positions:

- Technical Expert in the Project “Inventory and Control of Invasive Plants” at the International Palladium Company, and Consultant in Integrated Pest Management, Weqaa Center, Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture (MEWA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) (from January 2021)

- Director then Member of the Research Laboratory of “Bioaggressors and Integrated Pest Management in Agriculture” (LR/BPIA) at the National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia (INAT) <> University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia (from 2013)

- International Expert in Plant Protection for FAO, GIZ and ICARDA



Profession: University Professor (from 2000) of Plant Pathology (Plant Mycology), presently at INAT, University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia (see Curriculum Vitae and its Annex)


Scientific Responsibilities:

- Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tunisian Journal of Plant Protection <> (from 2005)

- Editorial Board member of Arab Journal of Plant Protection (AJPP) (from 2004)

- Editorial Board member of Arab and Near East Plant Protection Bulletin (ANEPPB) (from 2011)

- Editorial Board member of Research Journal of Plant Pathology (from 2018)  


Previous Positions and Activities:

- Former Technical Expert in the Project “Red Palm Weevil Control” at the International Palladium Company to the benefit of MEWA (KSA) (2018-2020) (See Article)

- Former Vice-President of Arab Society for Plant Protection (2017-2022)

- Former Director General of the National Agronomic Research Institute of Tunisia (INRAT), University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia (2017-2018)

- Former Director General of the GD/Protection and Control of the Agricultural Products Quality (DG/PCQPA) [Presently GD/Plant Health and Agricultural Inputs Control (DG/SVCIA)], Ministry of Agriculture, Tunis, Tunisia (2008-2012)

- Former Director of the Higher School of Agriculture of Kef (ESAK), University of Jendouba, Kef, Tunisia (1994-2000 and 2003-2008)


Diplomas and Post-Doc:

* Sabbatical leave (9 months) for Post-Doctorate research in 2001/02 in the Laboratory of Soil Microbiology / University of Missouri-Columbia / USA

- State Doctorate (Eq. PhD) in Agronomic Sciences (Plant Pathology) in 1992 (Faculty of Agronomic Sciences of Gembloux, University of Liege, Belgium)

- Diploma of Advanced Studies [DEA] in Plant Physiology in 1984 (Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of Manar, Tunis, Tunisia)

- Diploma of Specialized Agronomy Engineer (Eq. MS) in Plant Protection in 1983 (INAT, University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia)

- Diploma of Engineer (Eq. BS) in Agronomy in 1980 (INAT, University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia)

- High School Degree (Baccalaureate) in Math-Sciences in 1976 (High School of Kasserine, Kasserine, Tunisia)


Lecturing: Mycology, Phytomycology and Plant fungal diseases at INAT (University of Carthage), at ESAK (University of Jendouba), at Higher Agronomic Institute of Chott-Mariem (University of Sousse) and at Higher School of Agriculture of Mograne (University of Carthage), Tunisia (See list of published Books)


Advising: See list of Subjects of advised Doctorates, Masters and PFE & MFE


Research: Fungal diseases of Cereals, Legumes and some other crops: Identification, Biology, Chemical control, Integrated fungus management (See list of published Papers)



- As Director General of DG/PCQPA (2008-2012): Initiating 30 legal texts (Decrees, Orders and Publications, published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Tunisia) which represents 55% of the legal texts published between 1990 and 2012 (except laws). These texts concern Plant Quarantine, Pesticides and Seeds & Seedlings

- As Director of ESAK (1994-2000 and 2003-2008): Leading the Reform of the studies to modify the specialty of the Engineer Education (Agronomic Sciences) and the specialty of the Senior Technician Education (Techniques of the Agricultural Production), according to the License/Master/Doctorate system as well as creating a new cycle of e-Learning Continuous Education (Agricultural Production) for adults


Presentations: See most important presentations (Pesticide registration reform, Cereal rusts, Maghreb plant quarantine organisms threat, Biological control of plant diseases, NENA region transboundary plant bioaggressors threat, NENA region climate change impact on plant bioaggressors)


Academic Publication: See an Opinion Paper on research ethics


Influence:  See Profession-related articles (Plant Pathology, Plant Health, General) and Position-related articles


Personal section: See Personal documents


Miscellaneous: See documents of Expertise, Translation & Evaluation, International Conferences, Scientific Events, Research & Extension, General Articles and Merits.


Contact:  Prof. Bouzid Nasraoui

ADDRESS in Tunisia: Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie, 43 Avenue Charles Nicolle, 1082 Tunis-Mahrajène, Tunisia

ADDRESS in KSA: Al-Akaria Plaza Building, 7th Floor, Gate D, P.O. Box 93228, Riyadh 1148, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

MOBILE in Tunisia: +216 98 29 29 17

MOBILE in KSA: +966 58 014 1151