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, Peter was Chief Research Scientist and Partnership Leader (CSIRO-DFAT Africa Food Security Initiative), 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; President, Australian Society of Agronomy; Grains Research & Development Corporation, Senior Fellowship 2007; Board Member, International Crop Science Congress (2004). He is Associate Editor, Food Security journal and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Integrative Agriculture.

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 87 journal papers, 29 book chapters, four guest editorships, and has contributed to over a hundred conference papers, newsletters and other publications.

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

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