INRA – UMR AGIR – Centre INRA Toulouse-Occitanie CS52627 – 31326-Castanet-Tolosan cedex – France
Assessing the global burden of pathogens and pests on major food crops
Serge Savary is a plant pathologist with INRA, France, with a specialisation in field epidemiology and systems analysis. His interests focus on the dynamic linkages between crop health and production situations, including the climate, agronomic, and socio-economic contexts of agricultural production, and their implication for sustainable crop health management. He has worked in different parts of the world (in France, West Africa, Central America, South-East and South Asia) with different national and international institutions. His research addresses plant disease epidemiology and IPM in vegetables, legumes, and cassava (West Africa), complex system management (Central America), epidemiology and disease management in wheat and grapevine (France), and management of rice health (tropical Asia). He is involved in international research and education networks in plant health, along with colleagues in France, in India (GB Pant University), and in the USA (UC Davis, PennState). Since January, 2019, he is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Food Security.