Seed systems and Scaling Specialist, ICRISAT
Manzoor Dar is an agricultural research and development professional with more than 18 years of experience. He is working on scaling the adoption of dryland crops in Asia through improved seed systems. He has been involved in leading innovative research to facilitate the delivery of technologies to the end users and to accelerate the impact of improved agricultural crop varieties. Previously, he led the Seed Systems & Germplasm Evaluation research cluster in Plant breeding platform at the International Rice Research Institute.
Recent work by Manzoor Dar
Small agricultural input suppliers can drive farm-level adoption of new technologies by over 50% more than conventional extension service methods
Agricultural extension services delivered through small input suppliers lead to higher adoption of new technologies by farmers
Training field days increase awareness and adoption of technology, irrespective of how the demonstrators are selected