Dryland Systems Director arrives

July 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Dr William (Bill) Payne

has joined ICARDA as Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated and Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods in Dry Areas (CRP1.1 / Dryland Systems).

Bill received his MSc and PhD degrees from Texas A&M University in Soils Science. Since 2000, Bill has held a number of positions at Texas A&M University, USA.  Prior to joining ICARDA he was Professor of Crop Physiology, Professor of Molecular and Environmental Physiology, and Assistant Director for Research at the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Texas A&M University.

He also lived and worked for about ten years in West Africa. Bill’s expertise includes crop physiology, systems agronomy, soil physics and hydrology, soil fertility and plant nutrition, international agricultural sustainability, agro-climatology, modeling and crop diversification, research administration and planning, as well as training numerous graduate students.


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  1. HOW CAN I REACH the mailaddressof new Director for collaboration on some programme. rof. Dr. Munir OZTURK (munirozturk@gmail.com)

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