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Shivaji Pandey

Shivaji Pandey, geneticist, plant breeder. Achievements include invention of co-developed over 100 maize varieties now grown in over 50 million acres in developing countries. Fellow: Crop Science Society of America (Fellowship 1998), American Society of Agronomy (Fellowship 1998).

Background

  • Pandey, Shivaji Son of Chandra Diwakar and Sanwari Pandey.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1974. Doctor of Science (honorary), Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture, India, 2004.

    Career

    • Maize scientist International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico, 1974—1997, director, African livelihoods program Nairobi, Kenya, 2004, director maize program, 1997—2003. Director, agricultural support systems Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include invention of co-developed over 100 maize varieties now grown in over 50 million acres in developing countries.

    Works

    • Author (editor) 150 technical articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Fellow: Crop Science Society of America (Fellowship 1998), American Society of Agronomy (Fellowship 1998).

    Personality

    Interests

    Walking, tennis, swimming, music.

    Connections

    • Married Gyan Vati Dubey, July 12, 1969. Children: Anita, Geeta, Sarita.
    • father: Chandra Diwakar
    • mother: Sanwari Pandey
    • spouse: Gyan Vati Dubey
    • children: Anita Pandey
    • Geeta Pandey
    • Sarita Pandey
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    • 1974
      University of Wisconsin
    • 2004
      Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture
    • 1974 - 1997
      Maize scientist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
      Mexico
    • 2005
      director
      Rome, New York, United States