Dr Peter Carberry – ICRISAT

Dr Peter Carberry

Dr Peter Carberry
Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Peter Carberry is an Australian national. He received his PhD in Agriculture from the University of Sydney. Before joining ICRISAT in 2015, Peter was a Chief Research Scientist in the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia.

His expertise is in crop physiology and in the development and application of systems models. He is a key developer of the Agricultural Production Systems Simulator (APSIM) cropping systems model.

Peter started his career as a Research Scholar at ICRISAT-India in 1982. Over the years he has held positions of Theme Leader, Economic & Environmental Performance of Australian Agriculture, CSIRO Agricultural Sustainability Initiative (2006-2009); Deputy Director, Agri-Industry & International Relationships (2009-2013), and Theme Leader, Partnering for International Food and Fibre Security, CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture Flagship (2009-2014).

He has held several important scientific positions, including Board Director of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology and President, Australian Society of Agronomy. He received the Australian Medal of Agricultural Science from the Ag Institute, Australia in 2013, the Officier de l’Ordre National du Burkina Faso from the Government of Burkina Faso in 2012, and is an Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.

He has published over 100 journal papers and many book chapters and conference papers.

Publications in ICRISAT’s OAR: http://oar.icrisat.org/view/creators/Carberry=3AP_S=3A=3A.html

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