Sifeddine Ouahdani graduated from the HASSAN II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary as an agronomist engineer specialising in the management of crop production and the environment. He is also a laureate of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza in Spain, an institute of the International Centre for Advanced Agronomic Mediterranean Studies, for his Masters in Integrated Planning for Rural Development and Environmental Management. His research—encompassing different fields and areas in the Mediterranean—focused on the effects of potassic fertilisation on the quality of strawberries in the Loukkos region in the north of Morocco. In addition to his work on rural development projects, Sifeddine also carried out research to determine the water balance and nutrients of the Sardeta watershed in Huesca, a province of northeastern Spain.
Sifeddine joined the Global Diversity Foundation in October 2018 as Local Product Commercialisation Officer for our High Atlas Cultural Landscapes Programme. His work focuses on supporting communities to better manage and conserve their valuable biodiversity by commercialising it sustainably and effectively. Sifeddine is fluent in Arabic, French, English and Spanish and is interested in learning the Amazigh languages.