Dr. Madan Mohan Lal Chadha
Fellow, Elected 2013

Born at Bhopalwala, Punjab, India on 7 March 1946. Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Phillaur, 1959-62; B.Sc. (Agri. & A.H.) 1964-68, M.Sc. (Hort) 1970, Ph.D. 1973, Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana; Post-Doc. 1978-80, Institute for Applied Genetics, Hannover, Germany.

Chairman, Madan Chadha Safe Healthy Vegetable Foundation (MCSHVF), Hisar, Haryana.

Assistant Vegetable Botanist, PAU 1974-80; Director, PAU-Regional Research and Seed Multiplication Center, Usman, Amritsar 1980-84; Vegetable Botanist cum Team Leader, PAU, 1984-89; Sr. Vegetable Breeder/ Professor, PAU, Ludhiana 1989-91; Resident Senior Horticulturist/Agronomist and Team Leader, AVRDC-USAID project, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1991-97; Director, AVRDC- The World Vegetable Centre, Regional Centre for Africa, Arusha, Tanzania 1997-2006; Director, AVRDC-The World Vegetable Centre, Regional Centre for South Asia, ICRISAT, Hyderabad 2006-11; Consultant, Haryana Farmers Commission, Government of Haryana CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar May 2011-13.

Awards/Honours: HSI-Shivashakthi Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015; Certificate of Scientific Achievement in Bangladesh, 2007; ISHS Medal and Certificate - Ivs Conference, India 2006; AVRDC Merit Award for the year 1999, 2000 and 2002; AVRDC Gold Medal, 2001; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award 1990-92. Vice President, The Horticulture Society of India.

Fellow: Horticultural Society of India; Vegetable Society of India; German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Research Areas: Vegetable Breeding, home gardening, indigenous vegetables, protected cultivation

Address: Chairman, Madan Chadha Safe Healthy Vegetable Foundation (MCSHVF), 1625, Sector 13, Hisar 125005, Haryana; [Tel: Off. 8295951625; Res. (01662) 249625, Cell: 9949503830; Email: madanchadha75@gmail.com]