RK is a rice breeder at PBGB, working on problem soils. He also leads the varietal development for the rainfed lowlands of South East Asia.
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Umesh is a Senior Scientist in PBGB. He is also the South Asia Regional Coordinator of the project STRASA and acting Country Representative for IRRI-India and -Nepal.
Nese heads IRRI's Grain Quality and Nutrition Center (GQNC) and manages research programs on grain quality.
Casiana or "Nollie" is a plant pathologist at Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology (PBGB) Division. She also leads the IRRI-DA Heirloom Rice Project.
Fangming is a senior scientist on hybrid rice research at IRRI and is also responsible for managing the Hybrid Rice Development Consortium (HRDC).
Sudhanshu is a field agronomist with substantial understanding of crop management and developmental needs of rainfed lands, based in IRRI India office.
Grant is a principal scientist at IRRI and an expert on rodent biology and management. He is also the coordinator of the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium (IRRC).
Prakash is an agricultural economist and currently leads the social science activities in India.
Reiner is IRRI's climate change expert and coordinator of the climate change program.
Sudhir is an irrigated systems agronomist at IRRI.