Nicole R. Demers, a Canadian national, has provided scientific support to the Office of the Deputy Director General-Research (ODDG-R) since 2012.
Nicole compiles scientific background information for the preparation of different documents developed by the ODDG-R, contributes to literature research for specific projects and supports the collation of staff inputs to institutional and international processes and meetings.
Prior to this, Nicole worked as researcher and project coordinator with Laval University and the World Agroforestry Centre in West Africa on adoption and adaptation of agroforestry-based options by farmers before joining Bioversity International as a Communications and Information Assistant. She provided scientific and information support to the Global Partnerships Programme, the System-wide Genetic Resources Programme of the CGIAR (SGRP) and the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR).
MSc, Agroforestry, Laval University, Quebec, Qc, Canada
BSc, Bio-Agronomy, Laval University, Quebec, Qc, Canada
Hodgkin T., Demers N., Frison E. 2012. The evolving global system of conservation and use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture: what is it, and where does the Treaty fit in? In: Halewood M., López Noriega I., Louafi S. (Ed.). Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons: Challenges in International Law and Governance. Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity. Earthscan. 399 p.
Bonneville J., Olivier A., Demers N. (Ed.) 2007. Nouer des liens entre la recherche en agroforesterie et le développement au Sahel. Actes du Colloque Régional Bamako - Québec, 14-15 février 2007. Groupe interdisciplinaire de recherche en agroforesterie (GIRAF), Université Laval. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF – WCA). Bamako, Mali. 145 p.