CGIAR-CSI 2016 has ended

2016 CGIAR-CSI & Partners Meeting                                    


This two-and-a-half day meeting provides a venue and showcase for the CGIAR-CSI and partners not only to share recent progress in geospatial technologies, methods, tools and learning, but also for this community to articulate a common vision of and commitment to its greater role in expanding the quantity and quality of public-good geospatial research products and services. Read the meeting report to learn more... 

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Chandrashekhar Biradar

Country Director and Chief of Party
Currently,  Country Director -India, and Chief of Party, CIFOR-ICRAF, Asia Continental Program, the Centre for International Forestry Research and the World Agroforestry Center.  Dr. Biradar is a landscape ecologist with broad experience in executing agroecosystem research and outreach across the diverse landscapes in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Dr. Biradar has a multidisciplinary educational background, with B.Sc. in Forestry; M.Sc. Forestry (Tree Improvement and Genetic Resources, specialization in Agroforestry), and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Earth Observation Systems (with a focus on Forest Ecology, Biodiversity, and System Change). He has a passion for trees, forestry, agroforestry, and regenerative agroecosystems. Before joining CIFOR-ICRFA, he worked with ICARDA, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Oklahoma, IWMI, and the IIRS-ISRO. Dr. Biradar has over 20 years of experience serving as a researcher, principal scientist, manager, head of units, and research team leader and has published over 225 research articles, tools, and products and received several national and international awards.  His main research interests are harnessing advances in technologies, agroforestry and forestry, agroecology, indigenous knowledge, ICTs, and citizen science to restore functional agroecosystems for ecologically sustainable and economically viable landscapes and livelihoods.