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Mathur, Prem Narain

Prem N. Mathur, an Indian national, has been working at Bioversity International for almost 20 years. Before becoming an Honorary Research Fellow, he was Bioversity International's Regional Representative for Central and South Asia.

He is part of several Bioversity International global and regional project activities. These include: promoting the use of plant genetic resources, plant genetic resources information management and documentation and the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools for assessing and locating diversity and the use of crop diversity for climate change adaptation. He coordinates plant genetic resources networking activities in South Asia and the Pacific.

Prior to joining Bioversity International, he served at the Indian Council of Agriculture Research for 18 years as Scientist/Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist, of which 11 years he spent with the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR).

He also served as Indian National Coordinator for NBPGR-ICRISAT collaborative programme on germplasm collection, characterization and documentation of ICRISAT mandate crops.



Post Doc - Forestry from Oxford Forestry Institute (OFI), University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

PhD - Agriculture (Plant Breeding and Genetics), University of Udaipur, India

Diploma (Cell biology) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

MSc - Agriculture (Plant Breeding and Genetics), University of Udaipur, India

BSc - Botany, Zoology and Chemistry, Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India

Publication highlights:

Mathur P. N., Julian Ramirez-Villegas and Andy Jarvis. 2012. The impacts of climate change on tropical and subtropical horticultural production. in Tropical Fruit Tree Species and Climate Change (Sthapit BR, Rao VR, Sthapit SR., editors). Bioversity International, New Delhi, India.

Curan A Bonham, Elisabetta Gotor, Bala Ram Beniwal, Genowefa Blundo Canto, Mohammad Ehsan Dulloo and Prem Mathur. 2012. 'The Patterns of Use and Determinants of Crop Diversity by Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) Farmers in Rajasthan'. Indian J. Plant Genet. Resour. 25(1): 85–96 (2012).