Dr HD Upadhyaya

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Dr HD Upadhyaya
Head - Genebank
Genetic Gains Program


Hari is an Indian national and has a PhD in plant breeding from GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India.

Hari started his career as postdoctoral fellow at ICRISAT and then moved as Groundnut Breeder and Head of Oilseeds Program at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, India. Later at ICRISAT he worked to develop early maturing, drought and aflatoxin resistant, and high oil groundnut varieties. Thirty of his varieties are grown in 22 countries. His seminal work on postulating mini core concept has been recognized as ‘International Public Goods’, which led to the identification of climate-smart and seed nutrient dense germplasm.

He is Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy. He has been awarded the Crop Science Research Award and International Service in Crop Science Award; Frank N Meyers Medal, Dr Harbhajan Singh Memorial Award; Doreen Mashler and King Baudouin awards. He has coauthored over 700 articles including over 280 refereed journal articles; reviews, book chapters, genebank manual, and edited two books.
 

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