Al-Yahyai Rashid Abdullah

Professor, Honored Dr.

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Plant Production

Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus
Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus
Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus
1995 …2024

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Research interests

Higher Education & Research in Plant Sciences. Expertise in Tree Fruit Postharvest & Environmental Stress Physiology.

Personal profile

I am working with an excellent international team of collaborators to resolve challenges in higher education in agriculture, food security for harsh environments, rural & human development, and agro-ecosystems, in Oman, MENA region & beyond. My long-established experience stems from my career portfolio in various academic, business & administrative positions. I am faculty at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), where I have been working for over 26 years progressing from Demonstrator to Professor. Some of the major highlights of my career at SQU being the first Omani to serve as the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences. Prior to that, I have served as the Assistant Dean for Training & Community Services, at the same college at SQU.

As a Professor of Horticultural Sciences at SQU, I have more than 25 years of research and practical experience in arid-land farming, fruit production, postharvest, and sustainable agroecosystems. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in horticultural sciences. I have done numerous public lectures and participated in international conferences around the world. My publications exceed 100 articles, book chapters and books and can be found in my profile at ResearchGate and Google Scholar.

I look forward to connecting with individuals with similar research interests for collaborative work. I also provide consultancy work for the public and private sectors in various areas of horticulture, arid-climate farming, food security, capacity building, and plant economic utilization & resource assessment & conservation.


A.    Undergraduate Courses

CROP 3514: Fruit Production

CROP 4011: Plant Propagation
As (CROP 3011: Plant Propagation)

CROP2111: Urban Gardening

CROP 2011: Ornamental Horticulture

CROP 3001: Statistical Methods in Agriculture

(Now, CAMS 3001: Biometry)

CROP 4512: Postharvest Physiology

CAMS 3002: Computer Applications II (Excel)

CROP 4900: Plant Science Special Problem

CROP 2510: Introduction to Crop Production


  1. Postgraduate Courses:

CROP 6002: Fruit Tree Physiology

CROP 6020: Sustainable Agriculture

(One Module on Traditional Farming Systems)

Food & Water Security Module
National Defense College, Ministry of Defense, Oman


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Horticultural Sciences, University of, Florida

Jan 1 2000Dec 1 2004

Award Date: Jan 12 2014

External positions

Professor, University of Reading

Sept 1 2021Aug 31 2022

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