Abdellahi Babe ZEYAD
Director of Planning, Cooperation and Monitoring and Evaluation, Ministry of Agriculture, Mauritania
Abdellahi Baba ZEYAD is an agricultural engineer who was Director of the National Company for Rural Development (SONADER) in the wilayas of Gorgol, Brakna and Trarza for 18 years. He rose through the ranks to become Technical Advisor to the Minister of Rural Development in charge of Agriculture from 2009 to 2014. Currently, he is Director in charge of Planning, Cooperation and Monitoring and Evaluation since 2014. Dr. Abdellahi was also honorably awarded a National Recognition Medal and a Medal of Honour 1st class.
His dedication to the research and elaboration of strategies related to the development of the Rural Sector and his rich and diversified experience, allowed him to be appointed as Chairman of the technical committee in charge of the elaboration and implementation of the Rural Sector Development Strategy (horizon 2025) and Rapporteurs of several inter-ministerial technical committees at the Primacy; (Steering of the study on the elaboration of the Rural Sector Development Strategy (horizon 2025) and elaboration of an agropastoral orientation law and of the National Plan for the Development of Agriculture (PNDA 2016-2025).