Shiv Kumar Agrawal
Shiv Kumar Agrawal leads ICARDA’s Food legumes program, which aims to deliver improved germplasm of lentil, kabuli chickpea, faba bean, and grass pea to national partners in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia, and North Africa. He works on developing short-duration, climate-smart varieties of lentil and grass pea with high iron and zinc content for sustainable intensification of cereal-based cropping systems.
During his career spanning three decades, he worked with national and international partners to contribute to the development of 39 lentil, 5 mungbean, 2 urdbean, 1 rice, and 3 grass pea varieties. He has published 160 peer-reviewed journal articles, 68 book chapters, 9 books, 7 technical bulletins, and 2 training manuals. He also supervises students for master’s and Ph.D. research, and trains national partners in legume improvement.
Agrawal holds a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India.