Organizational Structure

General Coordination

Mrs. Makiko Taguchi

Mrs. Makiko Taguchi

FAO Focal Point
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy
Makiko.Taguchi@fao.org
Prof. Nicolas Franck Berger

Prof. Nicolas Franck Berger

Chairperson of the ISHS Workgroup Cactus Pear and Cochineal. Universidad de Chile, Casilla 129 Coquimbo, Chile
nfranck@uchile.cl

Regional Coordinators

Dr. Hichem Ben Salem

Dr. Hichem Ben Salem

Mediterranean Region
Director General, Institution of Agricultural Research & Higher Education (IRESA), Tunisia
bensalem.hichem@iresa.agrinet.tn
Dr. Herman Fouché

Dr. Herman Fouché

Sub-Saharan Africa Region
Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences. University of the Free State Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Fouchehj.sci@ufs.ca.za
Curriculum Vitae

Research Theme Coordinators

Dr. Candelario Mondragon

Dr. Candelario Mondragon

Genetic Resources
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales y Agricolas y Pecuarias, Mexico
jacobo77@hotmail.com
Dr. Maryna de Wit

Dr. Maryna de Wit

Agro-industries
Microbial Biochemical and Food Biotechnology Department, University of the Free State, South Africa
dewitm@ufs.ac.za
Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Noemi Tel-Zur

Dr. Noemi Tel-Zur

Pitayas and Pitahays
Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR). Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Sede-Boqer, Israel
telzur@bgu.ac.il
Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Jose Dubeux

Dr. Jose Dubeux

Forage Protection
Assistant professor of forage management, Agronomy Department, North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna
dubeux@ufl.edu
Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Salvatore d’Aquino

Dr. Salvatore d’Aquino

Post-Harvest
Institute of Sciences of Food Production of the Italian National Research Council, territorial unit of Sassari, Italy
salvatore.daquino@ispa.cnr.it
Curriculum Vitae