Awards and Distinctions

2021  Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS). Dr. M S Swaminathan Award for Leadership in Agriculture.
In recognition for efforts in reducing poverty and hunger globally (

2018  Ain Shams Prize for Scientific Merit in Agriculture Science, 2018. Cairo, Egypt.

2018Leaders of the Decade in Agriculture, presented at Women Economic Forum 2018. New Delhi, India.

2015 - The Golden Medal of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) in recognition of enhancing the Agriculture Development in the Mediterranean.

2014 - Commander of the Order of Agricultural Merit, in recognition to his efforts in the International Agriculture Development, particularly in the Mediterranean countries (France)

2011Certificate of recognition from the board of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

2010Certificate of recognition from The Association of Ariculture Research Institutions in Near East & North Africa AARINENA.

2009 -  The Sultan Qaboos 'First Class' Order for Culture, Sciences and Arts for his contribution to the development of agriculture in the dry areas.

2009 -  "2008 State Recognition Prize in Sciences", Egypt.

2006 -  Degree of Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Khartoum, Sudan.

2006 -  Golden Medal Award for achievements in agriculture, Republic of  Armenia

2006- The Academic Status Award for contribution to the development of international cooperation in Agriculture from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan

2005 -  Al-Istiklal Medal by His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein of  Jordan

2004 -  Academic Status of Honorable Professor of the Scientific Council of Azerbaijan Agricultural Academy

2003 -  Sahel & Sahara Observatory (OSS) Honorary Medal

2002Academician (Foreign Member) of the Tajik Academy of  Agricultural  Sciences in the field of crop  science

2001 -  Honorable Academician of the Kyrgyz Agrarian Academy

1999 -  Foreign Member of the Georgian Academy Agricultural Sciences, Tbilisi

1999 -  Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Moscow

1993 -  FAO silver medal in recognition for outstanding efforts and support to biological diversity,  sustainable development of natural resources and agricultural development

1993 -  Fellow of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, U.K.

1992 -  Received Certificate of Recognition for contributions to agricultural development in Egypt and the Shield of the University during the celebration Anniversary of Alexandria University

1992 -  Received Certificate of Recognition of the Highest Honor and the University Shield during the celebrations of the golden Anniversary of Ain Shams University

1991FAO silver medal of "Trees for life " for supporting Agroforestation in Egypt specially in Arid Lands Republic of  Armenia

1990 -  FAO silver medal of World Food Day, 1990 in recognition for efforts related to the issues of ecological degradation

1989 - FAO silver medal commemorating the theme of the 1989 Food  and Environment in recognition of the support to agricultural policy planning through contributions made to the national programme for New Land Reclamation, vertical agricultural expansion and appreciation for efforts to support all agriculture development projects in the country

1982Golden Pen of the International Society for Horticultural Science.