R.K. Malik, senior agronomist with the Sustainable Intensification Program at CIMMYT, is winner of the 2015 Crawford Fund Derek Tribe Award. CIMMYT/handout
El BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — R. K. Malik, a senior agronomist in the Sustainable Intensification Program at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) based in Bihar, India, is the winner of the 2015 Derek Tribe Award.
The prestigious Derek Tribe Award is made biennially by the Crawford Fund — a non-governmental organization that raises awareness of the benefits of international agricultural research to Australia and developing countries — to a citizen of a developing country in recognition of their contributions to research in agriculture or natural resource management in a developing country.
Malik receives the award for outstanding contributions to making a food secure world by improving and sustaining the productivity of the rice-wheat system of the northwestern and eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains, and for having a positive impact on the livelihoods of millions of farmers in India. For Malik’s full citation, click here.
As part of the Derek Tribe Award, each recipient visits Australia for two weeks to visit relevant agricultural centers. The intention is that, as a leader of research in their field, they will contribute to enhancing linkages between the recipient’s home institution with similar bodies in Australia.
ABOUT THE DEREK TRIBE AWARD
The Crawford Fund Derek Tribe Award was inaugurated in 2001 to mark the outstanding contributions of Emeritus Professor Derek Tribe AO OBE FTSE, Foundation Director of the Crawford Fund, to the promotion of international agricultural research. For more information about Derek Tribe and the Crawford Fund, click here.
The Derek Tribe Award is made biennially to a citizen of a developing country in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the application of research in agriculture or natural resource management in a developing country or countries.
ABOUT THE CRAWFORD FUND
The Crawford Fund is a non-profit non-government organisation that works to raise awareness of the benefits to Australia and developing countries from international agricultural research, commissions studies on research policy and practice, and arranges specialist training activities for developing country scientists. http://www.crawfordfund.org/
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), headquartered in Mexico, works throughout the developing world to improve livelihoods and foster more productive, sustainable maize and wheat farming. Our portfolio squarely targets critical challenges, including food insecurity and malnutrition, climate change and environmental degradation. Through collaborative research, partnerships, and training, the center helps to build and strengthen a new generation of national agricultural research and extension services in maize- and wheat-growing nations. As a member of the CGIAR consortium of 15 agricultural research centers, CIMMYT leads the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, which align and add value to the efforts of more than 500 partners. https://www.cimmyt.org/
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