Dr. Victor Galán Saúco

Dr. Víctor Galán Saúco. Research Professor (retired) Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias. (ICIA). Actually Consultant in Tropical Fruits. Speaks fluently English and Spanish and also reads and understand French, Italian and Portuguese

Chairperson of the ISHS Mango and tropical fruits working groups of the International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS) and Spanish representative. Chairperson of the ISHS Section of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits (1999-2006). Vicechairperson of the ISHS Section of Bananas and Plantains (2006-2010). Head of Research Department of the Canary Islands Agriculture Research Institute (ICIA) (1980-2006). Co-president of the 28th International Horticultural Congress (ISHS). Lisbon 2010.

Working area: Research and development of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, with special emphasis in mango, bananas and litchi, but also in avocados, papayas, pitaya and carambola, cultivated in open air as well as under greenhouse. His research have dealt mainly with control of flowering and cultivar evaluation but also with other aspects of preharvest cultivation Has publish many scientific and technical papers and written several books and book chapters about tropical fruits both in English Spanish and Portuguese, especially in mangoes and bananas.

Consultant in tropical fruits for FAO, EMBRAPA, Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID), USA Mango national Board and for different governments and institutions of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Director, as well as private companies Teacher of different courses in tropical and subtropical fruits for Universities and Governmental institutions of Europe and Latino America. Adviser of post graduate programs for Universities of Latino America and has been President both of the Organising, Scientific or International Advisory Committee of many Symposia in tropical and subtropical fruits

E-mail: vgalan46(at)gmail.com