World Rice Industry Award to Agricultural Scientist Samarendu Mohanty

Rice Traders is honored to recognize Farm Scientist Samarendu Mohanty with the “World Rice Industry Global Service Award” for his immense contribution to the global rice industry. He will be recognized at the World Rice Conference in Cebu, Philippines on  November 28-30, 2023.  Mohanty is a former IRRI Principal Scientist and Program Director and currently serves as Asia Regional Director of the International Potato Center (CIP). He worked with the government and the rice industry to bring accurate data and information for the smooth functioning of the market. 

He has also worked with farmers in many Asian countries to improve their livelihoods through technology adoption, seed system development, and market linkages. Mohanty’s current goal is the sustainable improvement of the rice-potato system through the introduction and scale-up of low-cost, apically rooted potato production technology.  “Rice Trader strongly believes in recognizing those who work to develop the global industry and give back to our international community. Mohanty exemplifies these qualities, and we have noticed that he has repeatedly dedicated his personal time to serve the industry on many different levels, said The Rice Trader president Jeremy Zwinger in a statement.

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