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Department of Agronomy – University of Agriculture – Faisalabad – Pakistan
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Associate Professor
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Dr. Muhammad Farooq is working at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. He is recipient of fellowships from Japan International Research Centre for Agricultural Science, Australian Endeavour Awards, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. He is regular recipient of Research Productivity Award from Pakistan Council of Science and Technology. He received ‘Best Research Scholar Award’ from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan for three consecutive years and was honored with the COMSTECH Award for Excellence in Research by Organization of Islamic Conference, Gold Medal by Pakistan Academy of Sciences and the Best University Teacher Award from the HEC. His research has encompassed providing understanding of the response of crops to abiotic stresses. He has developed seed enhancements for improving crop performance under less than optimum conditions and for delivery of micronutrients. He devised technologies for cost-effective biofortification of grain crops with zinc. He is among the pioneers to develop non-chemical weed control, through allelopathy, in field crops. He optimized, developed and popularized conservation agricultural systems in Pakistan.
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2 - Zero hunger
13 - Climate action
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01-Agricultural Sciences
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TWAS Central and South Asia Regional Partner (TWAS-CASAREP)
Last updated on 24/07/2019