Dr. Mangi Lal Jat

Born in Pachkodiya, Rajasthan, India on 4 May 1971. Educated at SKN Senior Secondary School, Jobner, 1985-88; SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner, 1989-1996; B.Sc (Ag) Hons; 1993; M.Sc. (Ag), Agronomy; 1996; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; 1996-1998; Ph.D. 1999.

Director, Global Research Program on Resilient Farm and Food Systems, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), August 2022 to date

Scientist, Project Directorate for Cropping Systems Research, Modipuram, 1998-2007; Senior Scientist, Directorate of Maize Research, New Delhi, 2007-2009; FAO Mission to Bhutan, 2009; Hub Manager-Haryana, Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia, IRRI-CIMMYT, 2009-2010; Senior Cropping Systems Agronomist & Assistant Delivery Coordinator-India and Pakistan, Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia, CIMMYT, 2010-2011; Senior Cropping Systems Agronomist & Delivery Coordinator-India and Pakistan; Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia, CIMMYT, 2011-2012; Senior Cropping Systems Agronomist & CIMMYT-CCAFS South Asia Coordinator, CIMMYT, 2012-2016, Principal Scientist & Sustainable Intensification strategy Leader-Asia and North Africa, 2016 to 2022; Member Research Advisory Committee, ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed and Mustard Research, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, 2014 to 2016; Member of Quinquennial Review Team; ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed and Mustard Research, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, 2015 to 2016, Member Research Advisory Committee (RCA), ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR), Karnal, 2023 to date.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award-2018, CIMMYT Recognition Award-2020; ICRISAT Honour-2022; Gold Medal, Indian Society of Agronomy-2015, Certificate of Appreciation by Government of Cambodia; Prof Mahatim Singh Memorial Award (2015), Society for Advancement of Wheat Research (SAWR), ICAR-IIWBR, Karnal, India; Plaque of Appreciation (2014), APAARI-CIMMYT-FAO-DoA (Thailand); Award of Honour-2014 by Chief Minister of Government of Punjab, India; Award of Honour jointly by Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Colorado State University and PAU for contribution in precision agriculture technologies; Recognition Award (2014), International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), USA; The FAI Golden Jubilee Award for Excellence-2017; Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award, The Fertilizer Association of India, 2003; PS Deshmukh Young Agronomist Award, Indian Society of Agronomy, 2004; Young Soil Conservationist Award, Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists, 2006; Member, Regional Technical Coordination Committee (RTCC) of the Rice-Wheat Consortium for the Indo-Gangetic Plains, 2005-2009; IPNI-FAI Award for best research on management and balanced use of inputs in achieving maximum yield, 2012; Member, working group on conservation agriculture, Haryana Farmers Commission, Govt of Haryana, 2012-2013; Country Representative (India), International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA), USA, 2012-2022; Award of Honour, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), USA, 2014; Member Advisory Committee of Agricultural Sciences, The Fertilizer Association of India, New Delhi, 2014-to date; Member FICCI Task Force and Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture, New Delhi 2023-to date; Member, National Advisory Committee (NAC) on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) of the Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, 2021-2023; Member, Advisory Panel on Agricultural Sciences, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand; Member, 2nd Green Revolution Task Force, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy, 2010

Research Areas: Conservation agriculture, Regenerative Agriculture, Farming system, precision farming, and climate smart agriculture

Address: Global Research Program Director, Resilient Farm and Food Systems, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Hyderabad 502324, Telangana; IRSH-15, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Hyderabad 502324; [Tel: Off. 8455683356; Cell: 9154991956, 9999108787; Fax: 8455683074; Email: mangilal.jat@icrisat.org; jat_ml@yahoo.com]

NAAS Associate, 2008