|Ben Samson (third from right), IRRI representative to
Lao PDR, with some of IRRI's young scientists.
Dr. Samson described the upland rice-growing environment and answered questions about challenges that farmers in Southeast Asia face.
He also shared the interesting story of his career path, which started out as "retirement first" as part of a dual-career family before he started his work with IRRI in Laos.
Participants of the June lunch were Tahir Awan, Ebna Rashid, Anshuman Singh, Judith Dela Torre, and Kharla Mendez.
The Young Researchers Lunch is a monthly meeting of IRRI scientists who are in the early stages of their career. Its aim is to provide an opportunity for discussion with senior scientists on a range of topics in science, and career paths.
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