Mr. Kumar leads IRRI’s rainfed, lowland plant breeding group for South Asia. He has expertise in trait development for drought, aerobic rice, and dry direct-seeded rice. Mr. Kumar has developed 30 rice varieties released in 7 different countries. Before joining IRRI as a postdoctoral fellow in 2004, he was a scientists and research associate at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University in Raipur, India.
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Published on Wednesday, 14 October 2015
In the face of climate change-induced water shortage in Asia’s rice production areas, farmers are struggling to figure out how to grow more rice with less water to ensure food security in the region.