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MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network.

Interested in joining the expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at . You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Dr. Elfatih Mohamed Abdel-Rahman

Assistant Professor University of KhartoumAgronomy


Location: Khartoum, Sudan


Elfatih Mohamed Abdel-Rahman received his BSc (Agric., Hons) in 1998 and his MSc (Crop Production) in 2003 from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum. He completed his PhD in Environmental Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in 2010. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum. His research interests include applications of remote sensing techniques in different agricultural aspects, such as detecting crop stress (e.g., nutritional status, insect pest damage and diseases), crop growth and yield analysis, land cover/land use mapping and change detection. He is also interested in researching different cultural practices for enhancing the quantity and quality of irrigated forage crops. Dr Abdel-Rahman is the author of five peer-reviewed publications that have appeared in major international journals.

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