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Dr. Ram C. Chaudhary


 G. B. Pant University of Agriculture


Dr. Ram Chet Chaudhary holds Ph. D. degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding and then Post Doctorate from Germany and IRRI Philippines. Native of India, he has been working with various national and international organizations. Dr. Chaudhary has spent past 45 years of his career in teaching Plant Breeding, rice research and rice development in more than 60 countries of Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. For the first 15 years, he was Professor of Plant Breeding in two major agricultural universities, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, and Rajendra Agriculture University, Patna, Bihar in India. He worked as Rice Specialist for 5 years with The World Bank in Nigeria and 10 years as INGER Global Coordinator of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), based in the Philippines. Last 15 years he has worked with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Afghanistan, DPR Korea, Iraq, Myanmar, Uganda and Zambia. After retiring from FAO, he is devoting most of his time as Chairman of Participatory Rural Development Foundation (PRDF) based in Gorakhpur, India and works on the agricultural problems of eastern India. He is also international consultant for ADB, EC, FAO, IRRI, UNDP and UNOPS.

 Dr. Chaudhary has helped develop and release 156 varieties of rice in India, Cambodia other Asian and African countries. He has published more than 300 books, monographs, bulletins and research papers, including 34 published by FAO, IRRI and The World Bank. His book “Introduction to Plant Breeding” is a text book at UG level in Indian agricultural universities. Recently, FAO published his 3 books on crop production, seed production and weed control of NERICA rice in Uganda. Member of several national and international professional societies, he is a regular contributor to research and popular journals. He is regular speaker on fora related to rice research, production, and trade..