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Shivaji Pandey

geneticist , plant breeder

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.

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).

Interests

  • Other 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