Dr. Babooji Gangwar
Fellow, Elected 2014

Born in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India on 10 January 1953. Educated at R.P. Inter College, Meerganj, Bareilly, 1964-68; A.S. College, Lakhaoti, Bulandshare, 1969-72; Institute of Advanced Studies, Meerut, M.Phil. 1973; Ph.D. 1976.

Scientist, ICAR Research Complex, NEH Region Centre, Port Blair, 1977-78; Scientist and Senior Scientist, Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, 1978-94; Principal Scientist, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Orissa, 1994; Project Coordinator (Diaraland), AICRP on Diaraland (1994-96), AICRP on Cropping Systems, 1996-99; Programme Facilitator/ Principal Scientist/Acting Project Director, 1999-2009, Project Directorate for Cropping Systems Research, Modipuram, Meerut; Project Director, Project Directorate for Farming Systems Research (PDFSR), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Modipuram, Meerut, 2010-14; Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research, 2014-15.

Awards/Honours: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award, 1986-87; ISA Gold Medal, 2008; Bharat Excellence Award, 2009; Meerut Ratan Award, 2009; Shriram Prushkar, 2001-02, 2009-10 & 2011-12; Dr. Rajender Prasad Award, 2015; Life Time Achievement Award 2015 by Andaman Science Association; Editorial Excellence Award 2016. Founder "General Secretary", Andaman Science Association,1986-95; Joint Secretary, Indian Society Agronomy (1999-02); President, Modipuram Chapter of Indian Society of Agronomy (2008 to date); Editor-in Chief, J. Andaman Science Association (1996-99), Journal of Farming Systems Research and Development (1999-2005); Chief Editor, Agricultural Reviews (2010-13); Editor, Agronomy News (1999-2000); Agronomy Digest (2002); Member, Editorial Board, 2nd International Agronomy Congress (2002), Indian J. Agronomy (2003 & 2004, 2011 & 2012), and Member of Advisory Board, Indian Farming (2010-12); Member of Advisory Board, Horti, Flora (2013 to date); Course Director, Winter School on "Immproving Land, Water and Energy Productivity through Cropping System Management", 2009 and "System-based Integrated Nutrient Management for Sustained Productivity and Soil Health", 2010 at PDFSR, Modipuram.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research; Society for Recent Development in Agriculture; Hi-Tech Horticultural Society.

Research Areas: Farming System Research & Management, Cropping Systems Management, Complimentary Bio-intensive Systems, Organic Farming Systems, Diaraland Improvement and System based Conservation Agriculture

Address: 44 Golden Avenue, Phase-III, Roorkee Road, Dorli, Meerut 250105, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0121) 2578479; Cell: 9412202070, 9457817009; Email: bgangwar53@gmail.com; bgangwarpdfsr@gmail.com]