Regional Program Leader (South Asia)
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
International Water Management Institute , New Delhi Office; NASC Complex; CG Block
Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, Pusa; New Delhi-110012, India
Tel : 91-11-25840811; Fax:91-11-25842075
Prof. Pramod Aggarwal holds a Ph.D. in Life Sciences from the University of Indore, India, another Ph.D. from the Wageningen University, Netherlands, and a M.Sc. in Botany from University of Delhi, India. He currently leads the South Asia Regional Program for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). He was an author for the IPCC 4th Assessment Report and a reviewer for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.
Before joining CCAFS, he was National Professor at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and Coordinator of the Indian network on climate change and agriculture.
He did his post-doctoral in the mid eighties at the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines on sustainability of upland rice farming and crop diversification. He returned to work at IRRI again during 1994-96 as SARP Coordinator and helped many scientists in Asia to learn quantitative techniques in agriculture
Aggarwal's research contributions include developing crop growth models for the tropical environments, impact assessment of climatic variability and climate change on crops.
Aggarwal was the Coordinating Lead Author for the chapter 'Food, Fiber, and Forest Products' of the Fourth Assessment Report (2007) of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change. He is the Secretary of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journals- Agricultural Systems, Outlook on Agriculture, Crops and Pastures, World Agriculture, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, and Mausam. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India.
For his contributions, Aggarwal was awarded Ernestoilly Trieste Science Prize for the year 2009 by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), Italy.
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