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Pramod Aggarwal

Regional Program Director

Pramod Aggarwal leads the South Asia Regional Program for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

He earned his post-doctoral degree at the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, and holds two doctoral degrees from the University of Indore, India, and from Wageningen University-Netherlands. He was awarded Academy of Sciences for the Developing World’s Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize in 2009, and the Indian National Science Academy’s Young Scientist Medal in 1983.

His professional research focuses on crop growth models for tropical environments, impact assessment of climatic variability and climate change on crops, and adaptation strategies and mitigation options, among other topics.