Dr Abdoulaye Saley Moussa is an agronomist and holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences (North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa) undertook within the framework of the Desert Margins Program, a GEF funded project on arresting land degradation and conserving biodiversity in Africa desert margins. Prior to becoming Science Officer for CCAFS West Africa region, Abdoulaye has worked as food security officer at the ‘Institut du Sahel’, a regional intergovernmental research body, on strengthening the capacity of CILSS and ECOWAS members states to promote and enhance sustainably food security and natural resources management. He spent two years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of environmental sciences and development at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa), working on developing and testing of a local level monitoring tool for improving rangeland use and management at grassroots level. He has also worked as research assistant at ICRISAT Sahelian Center in Niamey, Niger. Dr Moussa has over 10 years of research and development experiences on integrated natural resource management (sustainable land management for adaptation to climate change) and food security issues. He has a good experience of IAR4D. He provided support and contributed to the review of national agricultural investment plans within the framework of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP/NEPAD).
Some recent publications
Kellner K, Moussa AS. 2009. A conceptual tool for improving rangeland management decision making at grassroots level: the local level monitoring approach. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 26 (3): 139-147
Moussa AS, Van Rensburg L, Kellner K. 2009. Exploring differences of soil quality as related to management in semi-arid rangelands in the western Bophirima District North-West Province, South Africa. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 26 (1): 27-36
Moussa AS, Van Rensburg L, Kellner K. 2009. Soil properties changes after short-term livestock exclusion in “degraded” communal managed rangelands in the western Bophirima District, South Africa South African Journal of Plant and Soil 26 (2): 102-109
Moussa AS, Van Rensburg L, Kellner K, Bationo A. 2007. Soil microbial biomass in semi-arid communal rangelands in the western Bophirima District, South Africa. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research Vol. 5(1): 43-56
Bationo A, Vanlauwe B, Kimetu J, Kihara J, Abdoulaye MS, Adamou A, Tabo R, Koala S. 2005. Increasing land sustainability and productivity through soil fertility management in the West African Sudano-Sahelian zone. Pages 53-75 in Nutrient and Water Management Practices for Increasing Crop Production in Rainfed Arid/Semi-Arid Areas. Proceedings of a Coordinated Research Project. IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency.
Moussa AS, Van Rensburg L, Kellner K and Bationo A. 2008. Soil indicators of rangeland degradation in a semi-arid communal district in South Africa. In Lee C, Schaaf T, eds. The Future of Drylands, Proceedings of the International Conference “Future of Drylands” Tunis, 19-21 June 2006. Springer.