الدكتور زهير علي العاملي

 

PERSONAL

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E-mail : al_amili@yahoo.com
Nationality: Iraqi
Date and place of birth: 26-1-1937, Baghdad, Iraq

EDUCATION

Language proficiency:
Arabic: mother tongue
Russain : V.good/ reading & writing & speaking
English : Good/ reading & writing & speaking
1959: B.Sc. Agriculture, Baghdad University
1968: Ph.D. in Agriculture and Viticulture, Cuban Agricultural Institution, Soviet Union
 

EXPREIENCE

1969-1987: Chief of Fruit Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Iraq.

Functions:
 

  1. Supervision of Horticulture stations all over the county.
  2. Conducting studies, evaluations and deciding on selection of grape varieties.
  3. Planning and setting up orchards in most of Iraqi governorates especially the northern governorates of Dohuk, Erbil, Sulaimania and Diala.
  4. Introducing drip irrigation in the orchards of north Iraq.
  5. Member of Ministerial Committee for Developing Fruit Planting in the north.
  6. Training employees in modern methods of planting and pruning vines.
  7. Research into the production of seedless grapes and raisins.
  8. External lecturer in grapes horticultur at the college of agriculture in the University of Sulaimaniya.
  9. External examiner of higher degree students (M.sc and Ph.D at the universities of Baghdad, Sulaimaiya and Mosul.
  10. Represented the Ministry of Agriculture at international scientific conferences in Bulgaria 1976 and Romania 1978.
  11. Evaluating researches and scientific books about fruit and grapes issued by Iraqi Universities.  

1987-2000 
Independent consultant on planning and maintenance of fruit orchards.
2001-2003   Consultant to the Food & Agriculture Organization (F.A.O) on  vineyard cultures. Formulating specialized projects for development application, which included the following:
 

  1. Studying grape varieties in North Iraq, identifying  and recording 85 of them (among them a number of new ones) and propagate some of them.
  2. Establishing demonstration fields in local private vineyards; introducing scientific methods of vine culture; proposing methods of training on wires of both pergolas and T-shape  structures which increase  production and improve quality.
  3. Introducing new varieties to the area with good commercial properties.
  4. Bringing a number of grape varieties fron Iran (most of them seedless).
  5. Establishing three small factories of concrete poles production for vine cultures in the Governorates of Sulaimaniya, Dohuk and Erbil.
  6. Preparing illustrated booklet containing descriptions of 56 grape varieties which where identified during 2001-2002.
    2004
  7. Expert  to the local Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation in the region of Kurdistan (Erbil) to continue the work regarding the develop met of vine culture in the region.

Sep. 2005 – Sep. 2006

Expert Consultant to the U.S.-based Organization of Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) under the Agriculture Reconstructions and Development Program for Iraq (ARDI). My duties included supervising the development of vineyards projects in Iraqi Kurdistan, as follows:     

  1. Benchmarking the grape varieties trees in local private vineyards in the governorates of Erbil, Dohuk and Sulaimaniya and collecting more than one million grape cuttings.
  2. Plantation of grape cuttings in three local private nurseries for producing pure grape varieties seedlings.
  3. Establishing 18 demonstration fields in local private vineyards for introducing modern training and drip irrigation systems.
  4. Introducing and propagation six new grape varieties (most of them seedless) by using grafting system.

March 2007 – present

 Expert Consultant with the Ministry of Agriculture in the   region of   Kurdistan (Erbil).

  1. Performing pruning and training operations on grape trees in the demonstration fields which were created in the three governorates.
  2. Propagation of commertial and the new grape varieties.
  3. Training 10 agricultural Engineers on performing vineyards services.
  4. Modernization and development of the grapes training system in the agricultural research centers and diagnosing the varieties planted in them.
  5. Designing, Planning and Planting more than 60 donums of vienyards with privite sectors.
  6. Revising the booklet on grape varieties, mentioned above, to include 42 new varieties bringing the total to 98.
     

 



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