Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh

Born in Agra, Uttar Pradesh on 1 July 1961. B.Sc. 1981, Agra University, Agra; M.Sc. 1984 and Ph.D. 1988, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar

Senior Scientist - II / Senior Rice Breeder, Plant Breeding Genetics and Biotechnology, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Laguna 2011 to date.

Principal Scientist, 2006-2008, Indian Council of Agricultural Research; Senior Scientist, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines, 2009-10

Awards/Honours: IRRI Semi-Annual Team Awards (SATA), 2013; LBSCFI PARRFI Research and Development Award–Research Category, 2014; ICAR Hari Om Ashram National Agriculture Award 2001-02; ICAR Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), 1985-86; Fellow, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 1992; Recognition for the contribution for the development of ‘Basmati CSR30’ rice variety and honour for outstanding service to the nation by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), DARE, Government of India – 2013

Research Areas: Rice Breeding for Salt Telerance

Address: Senior Scientist - II / Senior Rice Breeder, Plant Breeding Division, International Rice Research Institute, College, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines; #17, IRRI Staff Housing, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), College, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines; [Tel: Off.: +63-2-580-5600 Ext. 2279; Cell 63-917-577-0859; Fax: 63-2-580-5699; Email: r.k.singh@irri.org]