confers Visiting Professorship on Dr. PandeyThe Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (YAAS) conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Agricultural Economics on Sushil Pandey, IRRI senior scientist, agricultural economics, and deputy head of the Social Sciences Division.He
was awarded at a ceremony organized by the Academy in Kunming, Yunnan, on 9 October.
The title recognizes Dr. Pandey's contribution to the development of a close partnership between YAAS
on the assessment of economic and environmental impacts of upland rice technologies in Yunnan.The ongoing study has indicated that intensification of upland rice production through the use of improved varieties and associated crop management technologies has generated positive impact on household food security, farmers, incomes, and the environment.The photo shows Dr. Pandey (center) with YAAS President Xingqi (5th from left), IRRI DG Bob Zeigler (5th from right), and senior staff members of YAAS.
...Dr. Sushil Pandey
, who led the IRRI team, highlighted the role of social sciences in agricultural research and made a presentation on rice research issues as they relate to Nepal.