University of Cocody- Abidjan
Full Professor in Plant Physiology
Prof. Daouda Koné obtained a Master's degree in plant physiology in 1991 and completed a first PhD in agricultural physiology and plant pathology in 1998. He obtained a second doctorate in 2008 at the University of Cocody-Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire, also in the same field. He worked as a lecturer at Felix Houphouet-Boigny University for 20 years. Since 2020, he has been the Director of at WASCAL Capacity Building Department. Its activities have been focus on the development of environmental friend solutions as alternative solution to synthetic pesticides for crop disease management in the context of climate change. Fulbright alumni from the University of Tifton in Georgia, I worked on the development of biological control strategies against soil parasites from September 2007 to August 2008. At day six of the biological product have been patent and 4 of them received homologation to be used as biopesticides in Côte d’Ivoire. Director since October 2012 WASCAL Doctoral School on Climate Change and Biodiversity based at the Scientific Center of the University Felix Houphouet-Boigny became under professor Koné leadership an African center of Excellence and the curricula has been accredited by HCERES. Seventeen (17) doctors trained and recruited in different universities in Ivory Coast and more than 30 Masters supervised.
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