Dr Jeremy is Head of Regional Office of NEPAD Agency ABNE. Before joining ABNE he was a plant breeder, Head of the Plant Genetics and Biotechnology laboratory in the national research system of Burkina Faso. He holds a PhD degree from the University Laval, Canada and his research focused on the use of biotechnology tools in plant breeding. He has contributed to create many cowpea varieties that are released in Burkina Faso and other West African countries.
Since 2002, Dr. Ouedraogo has been fully involved in biotechnology/biosafety strategy development and implementation in his country. He has participated in the committee which elaborated the biosafety guidelines for Bt cotton trials and contributed to the approval of the referred trials as a member of the biosafety scientific committee member.
In his rich career, Dr Ouedraogo has been involved in different biotech crops projects for Africa such as cowpea and sorghum in Burkina Faso. He has been a nominated Member of the Africa Biofortified Sorghum (ABS) External Advisory Board. Since October 2015, he is member of the Board of Trustees of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF).
Dr Ouedraogo was an elected Member of Burkina Faso Parliament from 2007 to April 2011 and also served as Minister of Animal Resources and Fisheries of Burkina Faso from 2011 to 2014.