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Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Frontpage |

The Council Organized the “Fourth International American Moroccan Agricultural Sciences Conference—AMAS Conference IV on May 9-11, 2018 at the Agropolis, Meknes, Morocco


By Abdelmajid Kassem



The High Council of Moroccan American Scholars and Academics—HC-MASA ( in collaboration with the Moroccan National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA), ACRA (Association des Chercheurs de la Recherche Agronomique du Maroc), and Agronomy and Veterinary Sciences Institute Hassan II (IAV), Rabat, Morocco co-organized the Fourth International American Moroccan Agricultural Sciences Conference – AMAS IV Conference” on May 9–11, 2018 at the Agropolis in Meknes, Morocco. This international conference on Agricultural Sciences is co-organized every two years in Morocco by Prof. Abdelmajid Kassem, Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, Fayetteville State University and Prof. Khalid Meksem, Southern Illinois University.


AMAS IV Conference has been attended by students, faculty, and scientists from over 10 countries including Algeria, Saudi Arabia, UAE, France, Portugal, Germany, and United States of America. They contributed over 77 oral and 179 poster presentations.


  • The student Ms. Ikram Mercha of INRA, Rabat won the Best Oral Presentation Award among all students’ oral presentations. The value of the award was 1,000 Moroccan Dirhams (MAD).
  • Mr. Reda Melhaoui of College of Science, University Mohamed 1st, Oujda won the 1st Best Poster Presentation Award of 500 MAD and
  • Ms. Rababe Essoufi won the 2nd Best Poster Presentation Award of 500 MAD.


This first edition of this international conference (AMAS I) was held on March 18–19, 2013 in Rabat, Morocco; the second edition (AMAS II) was held on October 20–22, 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco; and the third edition (AMAS III) was held on December 13–16, 2016 in Ouarzazate, Morocco.

For more information on the upcoming AMAS V Conference, please check here.