Toure Moctar was elected as an AAS Fellow in 1985. As a fellow, Toure Moctar contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Dr. Touré obtained his M.Sc. in 1968 from the Agronomic National High School of Rennes (ENSAR), PhD in 1973 from the University of Rennes and held a position of Technical Adviser to the Extinction Department on Education and Training at the Ministry of Agriculture (Morocco). Over the years, he served in Senegal as Program Leader of the Soil Chemistry and nutrients management program, Director of the national rice research Centre of the Senegalese Institute for Agricultural Research (ISRA), Director of the Department of Agricultural and agro-industrial research at the Ministry of Sciences and Technology. He was the Executive Secretary of the Special Program for African Agricultural Research (SPAAR), Lead specialist for agricultural services for Africa Region and Team Leader for the Sustainable Land Management Program at the World Bank; Team Leader for land and water resources at the Global Environment Facility (GEF). He was member of the Executive Committee for the Forum for Agricultural Mechanism (FARA), First Chairman of the Board of Trustees of West African Rice Research and development Association (WARDA), Vice Chairman of the Board of the Trustees of ICIPE and member of the UNDP/FAO scientific and Advisory Committee of locust research. He is a Founding member of the AAS and Fellow of TWAS.