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ICAR recognizes ICRISAT scientist with prestigious Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Plant breeding (varieties & hybrids), Biotechnology: Genomics

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Grain legumes, Chickpea, Groundnut, Pigeonpea

Locations

Asia, India

Global Date

21/Jul/2020

Title

ICAR recognizes ICRISAT scientist with prestigious Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award

Keywords

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, Dr Rajeev Varshney, Agriculture research, Crop sciences, Plant genomics, Genomics-assisted crop breeding, Dryland crops, Pigeonpea, Chickpea, Groundnut, Pearl millet.

Language

English

ICRISAT Research Programs

Grain Legumes

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Genetic Gains Program

Author/Key contact

Dr Rajeev K Varshney

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1863-7, 17 July 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/icar-recognizes-icrisat-scientist-with-prestigious-rafi-ahmed-kidwai-award/

Description

Dr Rajeev Varshney, Director, ICRISAT’s Genetic Gains Research Program, was named a recipient of Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award on 16 July. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to agriculture research.This award is for Dr Varshney’s research contributions to crop sciences. He is internationally renowned for work in the area of plant genomics and genomics-assisted crop breeding. At ICRISAT, he has led teams that have sequenced some of the most important dryland crops including pigeonpea, chickpea, groundnut and pearl millet.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

21/Jul/2020

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