20) Former ICRISAT Board Chair Honored by the Queen of England (July 2000)

Professor Eric H Roberts, who was a Governing Board Member of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) from 1989 to 1996 and its Board Chairman from 1992-1996, was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) on 16 June 2000, in the UK. He received this award for services to agricultural research in the Civil Category, as part of Queen's Birthday Honors.

On behalf of ICRISAT, Director General Dr William D Dar sent a message to Professor Roberts congratulating him on this prestigious recognition.

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