Dr Krishna Pada Halder, a distinguished Agricultural Scientist of the country, joined Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) on Sunday as its director (Research).
Prior to the new position Dr Halde rhas been serving the institute as the Director (Administration and Common Service). Earlier he served the institute as the Chief Scientific Officer and Head of the Farm Management Division.
He began his career as a Scientific Officer of the Institute in 1987 and devotedly performing his duties at different positions over the last 33 years.
He obtained his BSc (Ag) degree in 1983 from the Bangladesh Agricultural University and MSc degree in 1987 from the same university. He completed his PhD degree on Crop Physiology in 2002 from the Imperial College of the United Kingdom and got the DIC award from that college.
Dr Halder is directly involved in developing and field level trials of several stress tolerant high yielding rice varieties adaptable to the unfavourable conditions of the country.
At present, he is one of the senior scientists in National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in Bangladesh.
He has 51 research papers published in different prestigious journals home and abroad.
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