Prof. Ali Rhouma is a project officer at PRIMA foundation responsible for Nexus Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems and Farming systems. He holds an agricultural engineering degree (INAT-Tunisia), European Master in environment at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and a PhD in plant production and protection (UCBL-France, INAT-Tunisia,). He has more than 20 years of experience in agricultural research in Tunisia and in the Mediterranean region and led several research and innovation projects and is a co-author and author of 100 publications and 4 National patents. He participated to several European projects (FP6, FP7, H2020) aiming to reinforce S&T policy dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region. He previously worked at IRESA-Ministry of Agriculture – Tunisia as the director of Research Department.