Crépin Bi Guimé, Director of Research (full Professor Position), Agronomy and Agricultural Engineering specialist (Irrigation, Drainage, Agricultural Meteorology),Member of the Ivorian Academy of Science & Arts (ASCAD). Position: Director of Research & Development/SUCAFCI-SOMDIAA. Top level PhD (“Doctorat d’État ès Sciences”) in Agricultural Engineering/Irrigation, University of Abidjan-Cocody, Côte d’Ivoire, October 1999. Thesis: “Irrigation Management in Sugar Cane: Strategies to Optimize Water Use Efficiency in Ivorian Sugar Schemes”, 267 p. PhD (“Doctorat d’Ingénieur”) in Agricultural Engineering/Irrigation, University of Abidjan- Cocody, Côte d’Ivoire, March 1994. Thesis: “Sugar Cane Response to Deficit Irrigation at Different Growth Stages for Water Use Efficiency Improvement”, 207 p. Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering (Irrigation, Drainage, Agricultural Meteorology), Agricultural Engineer, National High School of Agronomy, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) and Rennes (France), respectively in Nov. 1985 and February 1986. Thesis: “Remote Sensing Characterization of forest soils in Gascogne Landes (Solférino Sector), France”, 150 p.