Hugues Kossi Baimey
Dr. Hugues Kossi Baimey, Associate Professor, graduated with his MSc in nematology from Ghent University, Belgium (2000) and obtained a PhD at Pretoria University, South Africa (2006) on yam nematodes. He is currently a lecturer (2009-present) in the Faculty of Agronomy, University of Parakou, Benin where he gives eight courses including plant-parasitic and entomopathogenic nematology. His research interests are primarily centered on the management of agricultural insect pest populations using entomopathogenic nematodes and the control of plant-parasitic nematodes associated with vegetable, root, tuber, and cereal crops. He is a past Director of the Higher National School of Agricultural Sciences and Techniques, University of Parakou, Benin (2012-2016) and Director of international projects funded by Nuffic (2012-2016) and DANIDA (2015-2016). He has been Principal Investigator of international projects funded by the VLIR-UOS (2010-2014), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2015-2019), and the National Academy of Science/USAID (currently). Hehas also received funds from Pro-Sol/GIZ (2019), the GRiSP (2012-2014), BEST (2010-2014), Agropolis-Foundation-Capes (2011-2013), and TWAS (2008-2009) for nematology research. Dr. Kossi Baimey has worked for IITA, Cotonou Station (1995-2009 and 2016-2018), University of Alicante, Spain (2001); AfricaRice Cotonou Station (2009-2011) and has had collaborations with IRD Montpellier, France (2010-2016); Ghent University, Belgium (2010-present); Oxfam Quebec NGO, Benin (2010); GERES NGO, Benin (2012-2014); eNema, Germany (2015-2019); CSIR-CRI and CSIR-SARI, Ghana (2015-2019). He has published 62 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 47 conference abstracts. He is a co-author of two books: “Searching for better methodologies for successful control of termites using entomopathogenic nematodes” (In: \\Nematology - Concepts, Diagnosis and Control\\, IntechOpen, 2017) and “Integrated pest management in vegetable production: A guide for extension workers in West Africa” (IITA, 2010). He has supervised two PhD students and around 40 Master and 35 BSc students.