M.L. Jat is a principal scientist and systems agronomist who coordinates research on sustainable agriculture in maize and wheat based systems across Asia. Jat specifically leads CIMMYT’s climate smart agriculture research portfolio in South Asia as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, where he focuses on developing and scaling conservation- and precision-based agriculture.
He also coordinates WHEAT’s sustainable intensification activities and leads the capacity development of Asian stakeholders through advanced training courses on conservation and precision agriculture, as well as climate smart agriculture and farming systems. He regularly provides strategic support to CIMMYT’s sustainable intensification efforts by initiating local, national and international partnerships, engaging policy planners and mobilizing resources for scaling sustainable intensification and climate smart agriculture in maize and wheat systems.