Dr. Hisham Moharram
Since my early teens, I yearned to live a meaningful life and resolved to get an education that would help me do so. I earned a Bachelors degree (double major: International Agriculture & Agricultural Mechanization) from Iowa State University in 1984. I returned to Egypt from 1985-1987 and completed my military service. During that time I also worked at the American University of Cairo’s Desert Development Center, managing their greenhouses at the Sadat City Research Station.
I returned to the US in 1988 and completed a Masters degree in Horticulture at the University of Arizona in the summer of 1991. I then accepted a Research/Teaching Assistantship at Texas A&M University from where I graduated in 1997 with a PhD in Plant Breeding. I then completed a post-doctoral position in which I conducted genetic engineering techniques and studied molecular genetic regulation of salt tolerance in tomatoes.
In 1998, I returned to Egypt and worked at the Agricultural Research Center’s AGERI, which was the premier organization conducting agricultural genetic engineering research in Egypt at the time. A year later, I moved to a research scientist position at the Mubarak City for Scientific Research’s GEBRI where I focused on medicinal plants and botanical natural products.
I resigned late summer 2002 and returned to the US. I accepted a post-doctoral position at Rutgers University in which I focused on natural plant products (medicinal and aromatic plants) and international agricultural development. In my position at Rutgers University, I traveled extensively to African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries engaging in agricultural development and consulting and helping farmers, communities and companies develop viable agribusinesses based on science-guided value-added processing of medicinal and aromatic plants.
Finally, in 2007, I decided time was right for me to apply my formal scientific knowledge and my consulting and international agricultural development experiences in practical life - to benefit people and the planet in the most direct way possible.
The Good Tree project was born. Dr. Hisham Moharram is the Founder and Manager of Good Tree Farm of New Egypt.
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