Thursday, December 3, 2015

IRRI director general receives honorary degree from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology

Odisha, India - IRRI Director General Robert Zeigler was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree (honoris causa) by the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) for his outstanding contributions to global agriculture. Zeigler was also honored for his contributions to rice research in India.

During his tenure as IRRI director general, Zeigler also strengthened the partnership between OUAT, the Department of Agriculture, and other organizations in Odisha for improving the quality of rice research and development to improve the lives of farming communities in the face of a changing climate.

Zeigler received the degree from Vice Chancellor Manoranjan Kar on 21 November 2015.

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