Region 1 (Canada, USA)

Dr. Ray Smith

University of Kentucky

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

N-222E Agriculture Science Center N.

Lexington, KY 40546-0091, USA

P: 1-859-257-3358

C: 1-859-227-9167

F: 1-859-323-1952

Elected: 2013-2019


Region 2 (Central America)

Dr. Fernando A. Ibarra Flores

Universidad de Sonora

Division de Ciencias Administrativas

Contables y Agropecuarias

Carratera internacional y 16 de Septiembre

Santa Ana, Sonora, Mexico

P: 641-324-12-42

C: 641-324-11-20

F: 662-260-38-14

Elected: 2013-2019


Region 3 (South America)

Fernando Ortega Klose

Praderas - Mejoramiento Genetico

Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias

Camino Cajon Vilcun

Km. 10, s/n- Casilla 58-DTemuco, Chile

P: +56-45-229-7218

C: +56-45229-7100

Elected: 2015-2023


Region 4 (South East Asia)

Dr. P.K. Ghosh


National Coordinator

National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP

Pusa, New Delhi – 110 012, India

P: 011-25848772


Elected: 2013-2019

also representing India Org. Committee


Region 5 (Oceania, Australia, New Zealand)

Dr. Derek Woodfield

PGG Wrighton Seeds

Kimihia Research Centre

Tancreds Road, Lincoln 7672

PO Box 175 LincolnChristchurch 7640, New Zealand

P: +64-27-212-6051

F: +64-3-325-2417

Elected: 2013-2019


Region 6 (East Asia)

Dr. Joung-Kyong Lee

Foundation of Agri. Tech, Commercialization and Transfer

126 Suin-ro, Gwonseon-gu

Suwon, Republic of Korea, 16429, South Korea

P: +82-31-8012-7330

C: +82-10-9150-2927

F: +82-31-8012-7290

Elected: 2015-2023

Region 7 (Middle East)

Dr. Hayatullah Esmati

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

National Coordinator of Forage Projects

Kabul, Afghanistan

P: +93-0-799-011-086

C: +93-0-700-511-697

Elected: 2015-2023


Region 8 (Mediterranean)

Dr. Ates Serkan

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Diversification and Sustainable Intensification of Production Systems


15 Khaled Abu Dalbouh Street

Abdoun, Amman, Jordan

P: +962-6-5903120

C: +962-799251675

Elected: 2015-2023

skype: erkansates


Region 9 (Europe)

Dr. Jean-Francois Soussana

Scientific Director (Environment), INRA

Grassland Ecosystem Research, FGEP

234 Avenue du Brezet

F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France

P: +33-0-4-73-62-44-23

F: +33-0-4-72-62-44-57

Elected: 2013-2019


Region 10 (Northern Eurasia)

Dr. Aleksandrs Adamovich

Latvia University of Agriculture

Institute of Agrobiotechnology

iela,2. Jelgava, LV-3001, Latvia

P: +371-30-05629

C: +371-28378044

Elected: 2015-2023


Region 11 (Africa)

Dr. Babo Fadlala

Sudan University of Science and Technology

College of Forestry and Range Science

Soba, Khartoum, Sudan

P: +249-9-12927800

Elected: 2015-2023

International Grassland Congress Leadership