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Dr. Kazi M. Badruddoza (Deceased)

(Fellow, 1983)

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National Emeritus Scientist Dr. Kazi Mohammad Badruddoza was born on 1 January, 1927 at Bogra, Bangladesh.

He received M.Ag., Dhaka University,1952. Ph.D., La. State University, USA, 1975. Dip-in-Genetics, Lund University, Sweden, 1960.

He was honored with (a) National titles (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz and Tohfa-e-Pakistan) of distinction for meritorious services in Agricultural Research and Education in Pakistan; "Kazi Mahbubullah Award 1982" of Gold Medal for contributions in Institution Building in Bangladesh; and D.Sc. (Honoris Causa, India); (b) National Emeritus Scientist, Bangladesh; Gold Medal from several National Institutes and Associations and Recipient of Independence Day Award 2012. As a pioneer agricultural scientist, Dr. Badruddoza developed the well known "Kazi Peara" (a special variety of guava); introduced field scale cultivation of wheat and initiated maize research in Bangladesh. He has been honored as Emeritus Scientist, National Agricultural Research System (NARS), Bangladesh. His specialization is in Plant Breeding/ Institution Building.

Dr. Kazi M. Badruddoza published many scientific papers and presented a large number of technical papers in professional meetings and conferences.

Dr. Badruddoza was Head, Economic Botany Division, Agril. Research Inst., Dhaka, 1957-1964; Senior Director of Research National Emeritus Scientist Dr. Kazi Mohammad Badruddoza was and Executive Director, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, 1964 – 1972; Director General, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, 1972; Director Agriculture (Research and Education), Bangladesh and Founder Director, Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), 1974–1979; Chairman, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), 1974-1977 and 1979–1981; Chief Research Adviser, FAO/UNDP, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1985-1988. Chairman International Life Sciences Institute, Bangladesh.

Dr. Kazi Badruddoza was a Member of  Agricultural Resource Coordination Board, Pakistan (1964-1971); Central Cotton Committee, Pakistan (1968); Pakistan American Joint Agricultural Research Evaluation Team (1968); Board of Governors, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (1974-1985); Board of Governors, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (1974-1985); Syndicate of the Bangladesh Agricultural University (1974-1988); Senate of Dhaka University, Bangladesh (1981-1984); Member, Syndicate of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University; Advisory Board, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (1980 - 1984); Bangladesh National Council for Science and Technology; Chairman, Bangladesh Milk Producers Co-operative Union Ltd. Milk Vita: (1979-1982); Pesticide Technical Committee, Govt. of Bangladesh (1976-1984).

Dr. Badruddoza was a member of Advisory Committee, Tropical Products Institute (TPI), London 1977-1979; Consultation Group, Agril. Information Bank for Asia (AIBA); Task Force constituted by Consultative Group Intl. Agricultural Research (CGIAR) for the establishment of Intl. Service for National Agril. Research (ISNAR); Board of Trustees, International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), the Hague 1979–1984; International Federation for Agricultural Research and Development (IFARD); Country Coordinator, Agricultural Research Management for Asia; Member, Governing Board of CGPRT Centre (ESCAP), Bogor Indonesia; Consultant, UNDP, FAO and ESCAP; Member, Quinquennial Review Team, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila 1987; Chairman, Agricultural Group South Asian Assoc. for Regional Cooperation.

He participated in many International expert consultation meetings and conferences.

He was President, Section of "Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Forestry" of the Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science (1975). Also President, Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science (1978); Director of the Board of Management, Bangladesh Bank;

Dr. Badruddoza established or prepared concept papers for the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI); The Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute; The Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute and reorganized the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC); the Arid Zone Research Institute (Pakistan) and the Institute of Genetics (Vietnam).

He was the Secretary of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (1983); President, Bangladesh Academy of Agriculture (BAAG).

Dr. Badruddoza travelled extensively and visited countries like Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, India, Iraq, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Negeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA, USSR, Vietnam, Yugoslavia and most countries of Western Europe.

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