Rodel G. Maghirang

Field of award: Vegetable Breeding

Year awarded: 1990

Division: Agricultural Sciences


In recognition of his significant contribution particularly to the improvement of indigenous vegetables that are generally high yielding, shop early maturing, price prolific and have acceptable eating quality. Under his leadership, three varieties have been approved by the Philippine Seed Board. As project leader, he introduced innovations in evaluating advanced varieties of vegetables with the active participation of many farmers. He is a pioneer in this new innovative method of varietal testing.

Education: PhD (Plant Breeding) University of the Philippines 1993; MS (Plant Breeding) University of the Philippines 1985; BS (Sugar Technology) University of the Philippines 1977