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Dr. Uma Shankar Singh assigned as interim director of IRRI South Asia Regional Centre

Fri Jan 12 2018


Dr. Uma Shankar Singh, IRRI Principal Scientist and former South Asia Regional Coordinator for IRRI’s Stress Tolerant Rice Program, is assigned as the new interim director of the IRRI South Asia Regional Centre located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India starting 1 November 2017.


Dr. Singh is widely recognized as an authority on seed and eco-friendly management of plant diseases. He is also a fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences in India and served in other prominent international committees on agriculture.


Click here for more information on Dr. Singh. For details on IRRI South Asia Regional Centre, go to



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