Saliou Niassy

Dr Saliou Niassy

Dr. Niassy Saliou is a Senior Scientist in the Technology Transfer Unit and is based at Duduville.

He holds a PhD in Zoology (Entomology) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) under the ARPPIS-DAAD Programme. He also has a MSc, BSc in Natural Sciences and a Postgraduate Degree in Zoology from the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar.

Before this position, he worked as a scientist in the same unit between 2014 and 2015 and 2017 and 2022. He was the first Coordinator of AfroMont and the Land Matrix Initiative at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, respectively, between 2011 and 2013 and 2015 and 2017. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow on Thrips Bioecology at icipe under the AU-funded Grain Legume project between 2013-2015.

Saliou is a member of the African Association of Insect Scientists (AAIS), of which he served as Secretary between 2013-2017 and then as President between 2017-2022. He is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Tropical Insect Science (IF: 1.0).

Some of his professional achievements are Biopesticide Development, Discovery of thrips aggregation behaviour and aggregation pheromones, Continent-wide inventory of edible insects, Expansion of Push-Pull technology in Sub-Saharan Africa and Fall armyworm research.