About Achille Assogbadjo
Achille Assogbadjo As agronomist and forester with special interest of wild edible plants and crop wild relative species, I am a Doctor in Applied Biological Sciences with experience in population genetic, ethnobotany, conservation and domestication of forest genetic resources used by indigenous people. I am belonging to various scientific networks (e.g. Medicinal and edible forest plants network of the South Saharan African Forest Genetic Program (SAFORGEN), Society of Economic Botany, IUCN World Commission on Protected Area (WCPA), Biodiversity and Biotechnology Network (InWEnt), Society for Ecological Restoration International, as well as of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) specialist group on wild crop relatives for which I am a regional leader for Sub Saharan Africa Region. I have already been involved in several projects on ecosystems management, sustainable management of natural resources and/or endangered plant species conservation and domestication (e.g, Caesalpinia bonduc, Pterocarpus erinaceus, Adansonia digitata, Milicia excelsa, Pentadesma butyracea, Khaya senegalensis, Afzelia africana, etc..). My scientific research since 2000 up to now has yielded more than 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed international journals, books and proceedings of scientific conferences. To date, my research activities helped him to win four international prizes: â€œEbi Kimanani Memorial Fellowship Awardâ€ in 2008 (Peru), â€œHeinz and Johannes Prize for the best scientific research paper on ecology in Africaâ€ in 2009 (Germany), â€œPrize of the Belgian development Cooperationâ€ in 2010 and â€œThe name in science awardâ€ in 2014 (United Kingdom). All the above mentioned achievement allowed my nomination in 2013 as Young Affiliate of the World Academy of Sciences. In 2014 I have been awarded the honorary title â€œThe name in Scienceâ€ by decision of the Socrates Committee (Oxford, United Kingdom) recorded in the World Register of outstanding scientists of the 21st century with awarding a medal of frame for Contribution to World Science.
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