Camels and Camelids

Curriculum Vitae - Bernard Faye (Member)

Bernard Faye

PhD Paris University and HDR Montpellier University.


Stay in Africa for 8 years (Ethiopia, Niger) for research and development activities (1975-1983) before joining National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) as director of ecopathology laboratory.Joining CIRAD (Centre for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development) as Head of Animal Productions Program (1996), then as Scientific project manager (2007).Starting interest for camels in Ethiopia in 1975, studying mineral metabolism. Gradually, through his multiple research programs in cooperation and his international network of camel scientists (North, Western and Horn of Africa, Middle-East, India, Central Asia, Latin America), he founded the International Society for Research and Development on Camelids (ISOCARD). In 2010-2015, working in Saudi Arabia as FAO consultant in a camel research center. Vice-chairman of French Federation of camelids farmers and FAO consultant in Morocco, Mauritania, Chad, Oman and Kazakhstan.

Current status: Emeritus scientist at CIRAD and independent international camel expert. FAO consultant for the International year of camelids 2024.TICTIONS

  • Chevalier of Agricultural merit (French distinction)
  • French Veterinary Academy winner Malbran-Feunten for his book “tropical ecopathology”, 1994
  • French Veterinary Academy winner Roger Charton for his book  “Large camelids farming”, 2023.

Author 410 scientific publications, 320 communications in national and international conferences, 56 books and chapters in book, 250 technical reports and 12 scientific editions.

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Publications  2021-2024



  • FAYE B., KONUSPAYEVA G., KOÇ A., 2021. Sütdevesiyetiştiriciliği Bakim-Yönetimkilavuzu. AkademisyenKitabeviPubl., Ankara (Turkey), 187 p.
  • JORI F., DE NYS H., FAYE B., MOLIA S., 2021. Characteristics and Perspectives of Disease at the Wildlife-Livestock Interface in Africa. In: “Diseases at the Wildlife - Livestock Interface. Wildlife Research Monographs”, Vicente J., Vercauteren K.C., Gortázar C. (eds), vol 3. Springer, Cham., 181-215,


Books :

  • FAYE B., KONUSPAYEVA G., AOUACHRIA N.A., 2022. [Manuel de gestion de l’élevage de chamelles laitières] (en arabe). Univ. Hamman Lakhdar, El-Oued (Agérie), 119p., ISBN 978-9947-0-6159-6
  • FAYE B., KONUSPAYEVA G., MAGNAN C., 2022. L’élevage des grands camélidés. Ed. QUAE, Versailles, coll. Guide pratique, 204p, ISBN 978-2-7592-3499-8
  • FAYE B., KONUSPAYEVA G., DÍAZ-MEDINA E., 2022. Cría de camellos para la producción de leche, Fuerteventura, Spain, ISBN: 978-84-09-41939-5


Books :


  • FAYE B., 2024. The camels: from domestication to the twenty-first century. In: “Dromedary camel behaviour and welfare- Camel friendly management practice”, Barbara Padalino & Bernard Faye (Eds), Animal Welfare 24, Chap.1., 1-15,
  • FAYE B., CORNIAUX C., 2024. Le lait de chamelle au risque de l’économie politique : de l’économie du don à l’économie marchande. Rev. Elev. Med. Vet. Pays Trop., 77 : 37263,
  • ALHAJ O., AHMAD L., ALENEZI A.F., ABODOLEH G., GHAZZAWI H., TRABELSI K., BRAGAZZI N., MEHTA B., FAYE B., JAHRAMI H.A., 2024. Does total caloric count of camel milk differ by species, country, season and year of publication: A systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression. Int. J. Dairy Technol., 77(1), 15-34,
  • ALMANSOUR M., JARRAR B., FAYE B., AL-DOAISS A., SHATI A., MERIANE D., 2024. The salivary glands of the camel: an element of adaptation to desert conditions and mitigation of climatic change impacts. Jordan J. Biol. Sci., 17(1), 99-108,
  • BARKA I., AKKOU M., KHELEF D., BENTAYEB L., BOUCHAMI A., BOUDRISSA A., FAYE B., AIT-OUDHIA K., 2023. Prevalence of mastitis in Algerian dromedary camels and antimicrobial resistance of the causative Staphylococci. Mjekarstvo-Journal for dairy production and processing improvement, 73(4), 271-280,
  • LAAMECHE F., CHEHMA A., MASTORI H., GUERRIDA F., TOBCHI M., FAYE B., 2024. Nutritional factors affecting camel (Camelus dromedarius) milk composition. Trop. Anim. Health Prod., 56:108,
  • LEMEUR C., PADALINO B., FAYE B., 2024. Camel handling and training.In: “Dromedary camel behaviour and welfare- Camel friendly management practice”, Barbara Padalino & Bernard Faye (Eds), Animal Welfare 24, Chap. 8., 169-188,