Dr. Jacques Diouf
Foreign Fellow, Elected 1998

Born in Saint-Louis, Senegal on 1 August 1938. Obtained certificates in Primary Studies from Ecole Duval, Saint-Louis; Baccalaureat in Applied Sciences from Lycee Faidherbe, Saint-Louis, Senegal; B.Sc. from the Ecole nationale d'agriculture, Grignon-Paris, France; M.Sc. from the Ecole nationale d'application d'agronomie tropicale, Nogent, Paris, France; Ph.D. from the Faculte de droit et de sciences economiques, Pantheon - Sorbonne, Paris, France.

Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy, 1994-2011.

Director of the European Office and the Agricultural Programme of the Marketing Board, Paris/Dakar, 1963-64; Executive Secretary, African Groundnut Council, Lagos, Nigeria, 1965-71; Executive Secretary, West Africa Rice Development Association, Monrovia, Liberia, 1971-77; Secretary of State for Science and Technology in the Senegalese Government, Dakar, 1978-83; Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee, Chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group, Senegal-United Kingdom, Member of Parliament of the Senegambian Confederation, Dakar/Banjul, Member of Parliament, Dakar, Senegal, 1983-84; Adviser to the President and Regional Director of IDRC, Ottawa, Canada, 1984-85; Secretary-General, 1985-90, and Special Adviser to the Governor, Central Bank for West African States, Dakar, Senegal, 1990-91; Ambassador, Senegalese Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York, USA, 1991-93.

Awards/Honours: Around 40 prestigious awards from different countries of the the world; D.Sc. (h.c.) from 13 Universities

Fellow: Foreign Member, Academy of Agriculture of France; Founder Member, Academy of Technical Sciences, Senegal; Honorary Member, Academia de Stiinte Agricole si Silvice Gheorghe-Ionescu Sisesti, Romania.

Research Areas: Agricultural economics, agricultural development and management

Address: Former Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO), Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy; [Tel: Off. (+39) 06 57051; Fax: (+39) 06 570 53152; Email: FAO-HQ@fao.org]