William D. Dar

William D. Dar

Field of award: Agriculture

Year awarded: 1985

Division: Agricultural Sciences

Citation:

In recognition of his research in the field of agriculture, some of which is the seed production of lucrative crops in some areas of the Philippines which could cut down seed importation cost; his studies on determination of the seeds and problems of Benguet farmers were used as basis for implementing a Ford Foundation financial undertaking; his research on potatoes helped in identifying drought-resistant varieties being recommended for areas which lack water supply; and his research on production systems of some major high income vegetable crops.

Current Position: Director General

Office Address: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru 502 324 Andhra Pradesh India

Education: PhD (Horticulture), University of the Philippines, Los Baños 1980; MS (Agronomy), Mt. State Agricultural College 1976; BS (Agriculture), Mt. State Agricultural College 1973

Curriculum Vitae: dar_william