Amir H. Kassam


Amir Kassam is: (i) Moderator of the FAO-hosted Global Platform for Conservation Agriculture Community of Practice (CA-CoP), (ii) Chairman of the International Conservation Agriculture Advisory Panel for Africa (ICAAP-Africa); (iii) Vice-Chairman of the Conservation Agriculture Association of the United Kingdom (CA-UK); (iv) a Member of the European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF); (v) Visiting Professor in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, UK, where he teaches Conservation Agriculture; (vi) Convener of the Land Husbandry Group of the Tropical Agriculture Association (TAA), UK, Member of the Strategic Steering Group of the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI), UNEP, and Board member of the Asian Center of Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (ACISAI) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok.

Kassam is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (UK), and a member of several international advisory committees, boards and panels. He is cited in several "Who is Who" in the UK and the USA. He has published widely. In 2005, Kassam was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours List for services to tropical agriculture and to rural development.

Author's Books

Conservation Agriculture in Africa

Climate Smart Agricultural Development


Conservation Agriculture for Africa

Building Resilient Farming Systems in a Changing Climate


Conservation Agriculture

Global Prospects and Challenges


Researching the Culture in Agri-Culture

Social Research for International Agricultural Development