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President of Iran gives award to CIMMYT wheat breeder

November 14, 2013

Jalal-Kamali-Iran-CIMMYT wheat breeder M.R. Jalal Kamali was recognized for his long service and contributions to farmers in the Iran. Jalal Kamali received a plaque of recognition at the 4th Congress of the Farmers House of Iran, held in Tehran on 28 October 2013.

The Farmers House of Iran serves farmers by representing their interests and promoting sustainable agriculture. More than 600 farmers and officials from throughout the country attended the ceremony, which was broadcast on national TV networks. Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, presented the award for Jalal Kamali’s long service to the country in cereal improvement and promotion of scientific and sustainable agricultural production.Recognition-
Jalal Kamali, principal scientist for the Global Wheat Program, came to CIMMYT in 2007. He has worked more than 37 years in cereal seed improvement in Iran and has contributed to the release of seven bread wheat cultivars. He was previously recognized by various organizations, including the Crop Science Society of Iran in 2012.