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Indian among 9 other scientists to win fellowship

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Washington
May 06, 2004 06:35 PM IST

Scientists from seven developing countries, including Geetha Rani of India, have won a fellowship of the US-based International Fund for Agricultural Research (IFAR), a foundation dedicated to fostering scientific excellence in agriculture.

Scientists from seven developing countries, including Geetha Rani of India, have won a fellowship of the US-based International Fund for Agricultural Research (IFAR), a foundation dedicated to fostering scientific excellence in agriculture.

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A total of 10 scientists from India, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Costa Rica, China, Ethiopia and Kenya have been selected by IFAR.

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These scientists will spend up to three months working with world-class scientists at IFAR's Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)'s centres.

The fellowship winners developed innovative results-oriented proposals together with their proposed host research centres, IPGRI, World Agro forestry Centre/ICRAF, IITA ILRI and the Africa Rice Centre/WARDA.

The proposals, which were assessed by a team of international experts, cover areas such as the development of rice lines for drought prone rice production systems, modelling gene-flow to assess risk to biodiversity in traditional cropping systems.

The Evaluation Committee included experts from India, Brazil, Cameroon and New Zealand.

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