Zulkifli Zaini

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Zulkifli Zaini

Zul represents IRRI in Indonesia. His activities include supporting Indonesia and IRRI collaborations, identifying rice research needs, priorities, and emerging opportunities for both partnerships and research themes.

Zul is also the leader of the project team in Indonesia, Digital System of Precision Agriculture for Indonesian Rice Farmers, which is otherwise known as the Nutrient Manager project. Zul also supports a range of IRRI activities and projects underway in Indonesia, including Green Super Rice, INGER, and Nutrient Manager. He helps facilitate all sorts of collaboration with Indonesian agencies that relate to rice research, development, and extension. He also helps connect and coordinate visits by IRRI scientists to Indonesia.


  • Plant physiology
  • Extension


  • PhD in Plant Nutrient, University of the Philippines at Los Baños (1984)
  • MS in Crop Physiology, Bogor Agriculture University, Indonesia (1980)
  • IR in Seed Technology, Andalas University, Indonesia (1976)


  • IRRI Scientist for Indonesia (March 2010-present)
  • Senior Scientist, Professor Research – Indonesia Center for Food Crops Research and Development, ICFORD, Bogor (2009-2010)
  • Director Assessment Institute of Agricultural Technology, AIAT, Lampung Province (2004-2009)
  • Director Indonesia Assessment of Technological Agriculture Development Institute, IATADI now ICATAD, Bogor (2002-2003)
  • Director Assessment Institute of Agricultural Technology, AIAT, North Sumatra Province (1997-2001)
  • Scientist at ICFORD, Bogor (1993-1996)
  • Director Sukarami Agricultural Research Institute for Food Crops, SARIF, West Sumatra (1988-1992)


  • College Scholar (Andalas University, Indonesia) (1973-1975)
  • President Republic of Indonesia, Suharto presented the Bintang Satya Lencana Wirakarya on August, 1996

Zulkifli Zaini
Dr. Zulkifli Zaini

Country Liaison Scientist, IRRI-Indonesia

IRRI - Indonesia Office

+62 25 1833 4391