Crop improvement, Plant breeding (varieties & hybrids), Biotechnology: Genomics
Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Grain legumes, Chickpea, Groundnut, Pigeonpea
ICAR recognizes ICRISAT scientist with prestigious Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award
Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, Dr Rajeev Varshney, Agriculture research, Crop sciences, Plant genomics, Genomics-assisted crop breeding, Dryland crops, Pigeonpea, Chickpea, Groundnut, Pearl millet.
Genetic Gains Program
Dr Rajeev K Varshney
ICRISAT Happenings 1863-7, 17 July 2020
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.