Dr Ahmad Mahdavi
Ahmad Mahdavi, Iranian entomologist/ ecotoxicologist, PhD University of Guelph, Canada, MSc & BSc University of Tehran. Global work using ICT about effects of toxic pesticides/ chemicals/ biocides on people, food, environment & wildlife. Excellent software skills, e.g. involved in beta testing of a version of Probit Analysis, bioassays & biostatistics. Use of ICT & I o T in agri-environment. Pioneer of new Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Iran, using mobile toolkits for IPM. Importance of agroecological approach for Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition. Supporting Pollinators/ insect fauna/ species and generally biodiversity against toxic pollution. Microplastics & Nonoplastics in seafood in particular in AP countries. Following REACH laws and regulations and trying to create REACH like regulations for the MENA. long history of teaching many undergrad/ graduate courses, working on pesticidal plants like the neem tree, Azadirachta indica as alternatives for dangerous pesticides. Pesticide/ chemicals reductions and regulations for developing countries/ sound management of chemicals and waste. Good experience on Sustainable Consumption and production (SDG12), 3R & circular economy/ other SDGs. By conducting many workshops/ ICT, conferences in Iran, nearby countries, Asian & EU countries, made a good capacity building/ awareness about toxic exposure, regulations and enforcement.