Ph.D., Agronomy, Iowa State University Ames, Iowa USA
M.S., Soil Science, I.A. R. I., New Delhi, India
B.S., Chemistry, Biology, Victoria College, Gwalior, India
Department of Environmental Science and Technology
Rockefeller Foundation Fellow for Ph. D. Program
Gamma, Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture, member of Honor of High Scholarship, Outstanding Achievement Award (University of Maryland Chapter)
Lifetime honored member of Who’s Who Biltmore
Society of the Sigma Xi, Iowa State University Chapter
Chief Adviser to Asian Agri-History Foundation
Member of Editorial Board of the Science Domain Journal
ENST 100 International Crop Production-Issues and Challenges in the 21st Century (3 credits).
This course examines the role of crop production in elevating humans out of poverty in developing countries. It will introduce students to the basic principles of plant and soil science underlying the international production of food crops and world food security. The role of multinational agencies such as the World Bank in the promotion of sustainable crop production using environmentally-sound technologies will also be discussed.
Achievements in Teaching:
Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Environmental Science and Technology
March 2006 and July 2006: An MoU between the Agricultural University of Hisar and India’s Department of Natural Resources was signed in March 2006. A delegation of four senior faculty members of the college (Dr. Miller, Dr. Amal, Mr. Dave and Dr. Tamboli) visited the Hisar campus and have created a UPA work plan for long-term collaboration in the areas of distance learning, animal and plant biotechnology and fruit/vegetable production and processing. Funding for this collaboration is being sought from the USDA (US-India Knowledge Initiative) and the World Bank.
October 2006: Dean Dr. Chen-i Wei visited HAU campus; Dr. Mote, President, met with Dr. Kidwai, the Governor of Haryana (India)
March 2007: A delegation from HAU, comprised of Dr. J.C. Katyal, Vice Chancellor and Dr. Dala, registrar, visited our campus.
March 2007: An MoU between the Maha Phule Krishi Vidyalay Tahuri, India and the University of Maryland was signed for collaboration between these two universities.
November 2007: Assisted in organizing a two-day workshop, “India and the US: Common Challenges and Opportunities”.
The International Training Program (ITP) is a unique entity within The International Programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources otherwise known as IPAN. IPAN was established in 1998 when the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources recognized the importance of international involvement and sought to encourage and facilitate research, outreach, and education efforts across the globe. IPAN offers short term customized training programs designed to meet the needs of developing countries in managing their growth and utilization of natural resources.
July, 1996: The Project for Sustainable Development and Natural Resource Management was initiated in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. The objective of the project is to develop human resource capacity in developing countries through the partnership with multinational donor agencies like the UNDP, FAO and the World Bank.
February 20, 1997: The President William E. Kirwan formally launched the Project at the Headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, DC; the announcement of the new training center was made in the International Magazine.
April 10, 1997: Visit of the senior officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ukraine.
January 24, 1997: A MoU was signed between the offices of Continuing Education and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to jointly conduct training courses on food security in developing countries.
October 5 to 19, 1997: A three-week training workshop, “Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis”, took place. The participants were five senior officials from Malawi, two from Uganda, two from Zambia, and one each from Mali, Kenya, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.
August 23 to September 19, 1998: A three-week training workshop, “Food Security in Drought-Prone Environments”, took place. About 20 participants from various African countries were in attendance.
October 26 to November 14, 1998: A three-week training workshop, “Monitoring and Evaluation of Agricultural Development Projects”, took place. About 10 senior officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture attended this training.
May 15 to May 26, 2000: A two-week training workshop, “Agricultural Research Management”, took place. Sixteen senior officials from the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture.
June 4 to June 29, 2001: A three-week training workshop was organized on the topic of “Agricultural Research Management, Research & Extension Linkages, Privatization of Extension, Monitoring and Evaluation and Management Information Systems”, took place. Five officials from Africa and two senior officials from India attended.
During the period of 1999 and 2005: Several one-day field visits were organized for about 30 officials from the World Bank, Washington, DC on nutrient management in the Chesapeake Bay area, including topics such as fisheries, aquaculture, and improved management practices in the watershed.
May 18-24 2003: A special training program, “Modernization of Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education”, was organized for ten senior officials from the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture.
June 12-16, 2006: A customized training program, Agricultural Nutrient Management and Water Quality Issues”, was organized for 22 senior officials from the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture.