Yashpal Singh Saharawat

Dr. Yashpal Singh Saharawat is a principal scientist (agronomist) and country manager for Afghanistan. Much of his focus has been on strategic and participatory research on conservation and precision agriculture. He has also developed long-term innovation platforms across South Asia to mitigate climate change, and has conducted simulation studies on the cropping systems of smallholder farmers in South Asia.

Previously, he was senior scientist at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi, India, from 2011 to 2014. He also worked as a senior associate scientist at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines between 2005 and 2009, and the International Fertilizer Development Center, in the United States, in 2008.

His research findings, including more than 80 papers, have been published in international journals. Dr. Saharawat has received numerous awards and was named Associate Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Since 2010, he has served as country representative for the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development. He received his Ph.D. in soil science from Universitat Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany.

Yashpal Singh Saharawat's Publications

Digital Diffusion for Inclusive Agroecosystems
Book Chapter
November 28, 2018

The technological advancements in agriculture have resulted in higher yields but lower ecological efficiency and nutritional value. Little innovations in later sectors such as integrating ecological functions in the production systems have crippled...

Genotype x Environment Interaction and identifying high yielding stable lines in chickpea under Afghanistan Environments
Watershed Management in South Asia: A Synoptic Review
Journal Article
August 01, 2017

Watershed management (WSM) is the most widely adopted technology in developed as well as developing countries due to its suitability across climatic conditions. Watershed technology is suitable to protect and enhance soil fertility, which is...

Genotype × Environment Interaction and Identification of High Yielding Wheat Genotypes for Afghanistan
A Bayesian Assessment of Productivity and Risks to Achieve target Yields from Improved Chickpea and Mung Bean Varieties Using On-Farm Trials in Afghanistan
Soil organic carbon changes after seven years of conservation agriculture in a rice–wheat system of the eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains
Technical efficiency of wheat farmers and options for minimizing yield gaps in Afghanistan
Fish Proper Nutrition and Feeds Preparation
Journal Article
February 28, 2017

Fishery is an ever growing industry in the word due to fish excellent ability to utilize feeds efficiently and also due to the fish products high nutritional value. Afghanistan is also facing ever growing demand to fishery product and due to...

Bio-energy, water-use efficiency and economics of maize-wheat-mungbean system under precision-conservation agriculture in semi-arid agro-ecosystem
Influence of plant growth retardants on growth, seed yield and quality in onion (Allium cepa) cv. Pusa Riddhi
Improving Resource Use Efficiency of Cereal Based Cropping Systems with Integration of Best Management with Conservation Agriculture Under Changing Agricultural Scenarios in Cauvery Delta of Tamil Nadu
Determinants of market value of goats in Afghanistan
Journal Article
September 05, 2016

An attempt was made to identify factors influencing goat production and marketing which is at subsistence level in crop-livestock production system and to scale it up to commercial level in Nangarhar and Baghlan provinces of Afghanistan. Data were...

Chapter Three - Climate Change and Agriculture: Adaptation Strategies and Mitigation Opportunities for Food Security in South Asia and Latin America
Proline content as a stress indicator to quantify conservation agriculture effect in wheat crop
Effect of sowing time, varieties and plant growth regulators on growth, physiological indices and productivity of coriander (Coriandrum sativum)