Professor Hortense Atta Diallo is the Vice-President in charge of Planning, Programming, and External Relations at the University Nangui Abrogoua. She was the Director of the Plant Production Research Pole at the University Nangui Abrogoua (UNA) from 2014 to 2019. She has coordinated several research projects, including a project on methods for controlling pests and diseases of cassava and yam funded by the World Bank-WAAPP in Cote d’Ivoire (2012-2015) and a project on Monitoring post-harvest fungal diseases of desert banana, funded by FIRCA (“Fonds Interprofessionnel pour la Recherche et le Conseil Agricoles”) in Cote d’Ivoire from 2013 to 2019.
From 2014 to 2017, she was the principal investigator from UNA in a project led by Sporometrics (Canada) to fight the deadly yellowing disease of coconut palm funded by IDRC and Global Affairs Canada. Prof. Diallo has been a member of several scholarship selection committees. She is currently a member of the Scientific Council of the Fund for Science, Technology, and Innovation (FONSTI) in Cote d’Ivoire. She is also a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the Lagos State University Africa Center of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative STEM Education (LASU-ACEITSE). She holds a Ph.D. degree in Plant Sciences (Plant Pathology) obtained at the University of Arkansas (USA) in 1998.
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