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Antoine Kalinganire

Role in Dryland Systems: 

Chair - Flagship Coordinator

Home organization: 

World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)

Position in home organization: 

Representative Sahel Node


Dr Antoine Kalinganire holds a PhD in Forest Genetics from the Australian National University, Canberra.

Antoine has built a reputation in participatory tree domestication and tree biodiversity conservation in the dry Sahelian zone, a semi-arid landscape stretching from the Gambia to Chad. His current activities concentrate on agroforestry innovations for EverGreen agriculture for the African drylands and mitigating the effect of climate change through increased use of trees for intensifying, diversifying and buffering farm systems.  Antoine joined the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in 2004 after a 5-year successful career with CSIRO – the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization as a Tree Scientist.

At ICRAF, Antoine has been co-leading the ICRAF On-farm Productivity Global Research Project; and then as the ICRAF Sahel Node Coordinator, and since 2012 as a Regional Coordinator for West Africa Sahel and Dry Savannas for the Dryland Systems.

He co-authored a number of papers and has published his work at the International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research and Forest Ecology and Management.