Dr Ephrem Habyarimana is a Principal Scientist at ICRISAT India, leading ICRISAT’s research on sorghum breeding to optimize the breeding program towards the ultimate aim of improving sorghum productivity and income generation, particularly for smallholder farmers. He is a PhD in Agricultural Genetics (Tuscia University, Italy), with a Master’s degree in Crop Science (Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy) and in Biotechnology Studies (University of Maryland University College, USA) and several other university degrees and training certificates obtained in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Dr Habyarimana has documented skills and expertise of more than 25 years in crop science, genetics and plant breeding with a particular focus on sorghum. He integrates crop breeding with diverse technologies and skills – agroecological and genomic modelling, big data analytics (phenomics, genomics) – in the process of developing sustainable, resilient, cost-effective cultivars friendly to the environment and biodiversity. He has implemented international projects, supervised MS and PhD students, co-created sorghum varieties, edited books and authored several specialized scientific articles as documented in Scopus, Google Scholar and ResearchGate. Recognized as an inventor by the European Commission in the fields of exploratory (https://www.innoradar.eu/innovator/999531360) and market-ready (https://www.innoradar.eu/innovation/36956) DeepTech innovations, he was a finalist in the 2019 European DatSci and AI Awards.
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