Md. Abdul Mabud is a plant pathologist (mycology) working as an agricultural development officer with CIMMYT’s Sustainable Agrifood Systems (SAS) program in Bangladesh. He carries out research and extension work within maize and wheat-based cropping systems with a focus on different innovative crop management practices and technologies, such as agricultural mechanization, better bet agronomy, and conservation agriculture techniques.
He started his professional life in livelihood development projects and directly worked for organizations supporting children, adolescent women, new mothers, and marginal farmers in rural communities in agricultural development to improve their livelihoods. Mabud also worked on the Food Security for Sustainable Household Livelihood (FoSHoL) project implemented by Action Aid, the Livelihoods Empowerment & Agroforestry (LEAF) project implemented by Intercooperation, the Social & Economic Empowerment of Ultra Poor (SEEUP) project implemented by NETZ & BMZ, and the Sustainable Household Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities (SHOUHARDO) project implemented by CARE.