Dr Sanjaya Rajaram honored

January 15, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dr Abdul Kalam honors Dr Rajaram (right) the traditional way, with a shawl

Dr Sanjaya Rajaram, internationally respected wheat breeder and former BIGM Program Director at ICARDA, has received the M.S. Swaminathan Award for Leadership in Agriculture. The award was presented by Dr Abdul Kalam, former President of India, at a function in New Delhi, India, on 18 December 2010. The citation mentions some of his many achievements. Dr Rajaram has more than 400 publications to his name, and has helped develop an astonishing 500 new wheat varieties, released in 51 countries. He has led studies in Algeria, Egypt and India that formed the basis for government plans in these countries to expand wheat production.

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