Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Agronomist is guest in February researchers' lunch

Thomas George joined young IRRI researchers for lunch as guest on 20 February, where he elaborated on his current consultancy at IRRI, which is a visioning exercise for IRRI's future.

Dr. George also shared his philosophies on the challenges of agronomy extension work and his plan to overcome the reluctance of farmers to take risks and adopt new management practices. The conversation was quite engaging, and even extended to another meeting over coffee several days later.

Participants were Tahir Hussain Awan, Yam Kanta Gaihre, Manuel Marcaida III, Ngo Duc Minh, Annette Tobias, and Elenor de Leon.

The Young Researchers Lunch is a monthly meeting for NRS and AFSTRI scientists who are in the early stages of their career. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for discussions with senior scientists on a range of topics, including career paths.

Learn more about IRRI (www.irri.org) or follow us on the social media and networks (all links down the right column).

No comments:

Post a Comment