Naresh Kaushik | Crop Interaction | Outstanding Scientist Award

Prof Naresh Kaushik | Crop Interaction | Outstanding Scientist Award

Professor at  CCS Haryana Agricultural University, India

Dr. Naresh Kaushik is a distinguished academician and researcher specializing in Agroforestry, Nursery Technology, and Provenance Variability. Holding the position of Principal at the College of Agriculture, Bawal, within CCS Haryana Agricultural University, his career spans over 27 years of remarkable contributions to the field.

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👨‍🎓 Education and Credentials:

  • Graduated with a degree in Forestry from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, receiving first-class honors and a Merit Scholarship.
  • Completed post-graduation in Agroforestry from the same university, securing the second position with an outstanding GPA of 3.95 out of 4.00.
  • Earned his Doctorate in Forestry from the esteemed Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.
  • Possesses extensive experience, including a stint as Manager of Biofuels at the Indian Oil Corporation, the country’s largest commercial enterprise.

🏆 Accomplishments:

  • Established College of Agriculture, Bawal, equipped with cutting-edge facilities.
  • Authored multiple books and research papers, contributing significantly to the field’s knowledge base.
  • Led numerous research projects funded by prestigious organizations like the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
  • Recognized with the Distinguished Scientist Award in 2022 for outstanding contributions to agroforestry.
  • Actively involved in training programs for farmers and rural youths, disseminating valuable knowledge on nursery technology and environmental issues.

🎓 Teaching and Mentorship:

  • Currently serving as the Principal of the College of Agriculture, Bawal, overseeing academic activities and research endeavors.
  • Actively involved in guiding M.Sc and PhD students, fostering the next generation of forestry professionals.

🌿 Areas of Expertise:

  • Specializes in Agroforestry, particularly focusing on Tree-Crop Interaction.
  • Known for developing innovative agroforestry models tailored for arid and semi-arid regions, aimed at enhancing productivity and increasing farmers’ income.

🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Naresh Kaushik’s research primarily focuses on genetic diversity and the implementation of agroforestry systems, contributing significantly to sustainable agricultural practices. With a keen interest in morphological traits and genetic divergence analysis, Dr. Kaushik explores the heritability and genetic gain among progenies of various tree species, including Pongamia pinnata and Ailanthus excelsa. His studies aim to enhance productivity and profitability while preserving soil fertility, particularly in semiarid regions. Through innovative approaches such as Agri-Silvi-Horti systems, he strives to address environmental challenges while promoting agricultural sustainability. Dr. Kaushik’s research is instrumental in shaping strategies for resilient and eco-friendly agricultural practices. 🌿


  • Total Citations: 1835
  • Citations Since 2019: 701

h-index and i10-index:

  • h-index: 15
  • h-index Since 2019: 10
  • i10-index: 18
  • i10-index Since 2019: 11

These metrics indicate the impact and visibility of the individual’s scholarly work, with a notable increase in citations and indices in recent years, reflecting ongoing relevance and influence within the academic community.

Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari | Plant Breeding | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari | Plant Breeding | Best Researcher Award

Associate Professor at  GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology at Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Born on April 6, 1981, he holds Pakistani nationality and is identified by NIC No.: 33202-1208308-9. His father is Hafiz Muhammad Rafique, and he is married with three children – Javeria (12), Maimona (11), and Ahmad (5).


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Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD (Molecular Biology): National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (2006-2011)
  • M. Phil. (Molecular Biology): National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (2004-2006)
  • B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan (1999-2003)

Research/Teaching Experience:

  • Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, GCUF (since Dec 2018)
  • Previous Positions:
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, GCUF (Dec 2011 – Dec 2018)
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST), Mirpur, AJK (Oct 2011 – Dec 2011)
    • Research Associate/Research Fellow, National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (Oct 2008 – Oct 2011)
    • Visiting Fellow, National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, USA (Oct 2007 – Sep 2008)

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

🔬 Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari’s research focuses on molecular biology, with a primary emphasis on plant-related studies. His work spans various aspects, including phytoextraction of metals from soil, plant response to environmental stress like drought, and the molecular aspects of microRNAs and phytohormonal signaling. His investigations contribute to a deeper understanding of plant genetics, stress response mechanisms, and potential applications in agriculture and environmental remediation. Dr. Ansari’s diverse research portfolio showcases a commitment to addressing crucial challenges in plant science, integrating both applied and fundamental aspects for sustainable agriculture and environmental health. 🌱💡


  • Citations: The person has been cited 831 times across 727 documents. This indicates the impact and influence of their work within the academic community.
  • Documents: The individual has authored 51 documents. This could include research papers, articles, or other scholarly publications.
  • h-index: The h-index is a metric that combines both the productivity and citation impact of a researcher. In this case, the h-index is 14.
Publications Top Notes:
  1. Genome-wide survey of HMA gene family and its characterization in wheat (Triticum aestivum)
    • Authors: Zahra, S.; Shaheen, T.; Qasim, M.; …; Shaukat, K.; Mehboob-Ur-Rahman
    • Journal: PeerJ, 2023, 11, e14920
  2. Plant growth regulators ameliorate biochemical and molecular parameters in Plantago ovata Forssk. under salt stress
    • Authors: Samad, A.; Shaukat, K.; Mahmood-Ur-rahman; …; Attia, K.A.; Karataş, N.
    • Journal: Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 2023, 47(5), pp. 676–687


 Windinkonté Seogo | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr  Windinkonté Seogo: Food Security
Lecturer at  Université Joseph KI ZERBO, Burkina Faso

Windinkonté Seogo is an accomplished Associate Professor in Economics based in Burkina Faso. Born on February 27, 1987, he holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the Université Ouaga II, Burkina Faso, earned in 2018. His doctoral thesis focused on “Property Rights and Agricultural Production in Burkina Faso.” Dr. Seogo’s academic journey includes a Baccalaureate in Mathematics, a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Agricultural and Environmental Economics, and a DEA/Master II in Economics and Agricultural Policies. He has been actively involved in educational activities since December 2018, serving as a Lecturer at the Kaya University Center, Joseph Ki-Zerbo University.

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👨‍🎓 Education:

PhD in Applied Economics, UFR SEG, Université Ouaga II, Burkina Faso, 2018. Master’s in Agricultural and Environmental Economics, UFR SEG, Université de Koudougou, Burkina Faso, 2011. Bachelor’s in Agricultural and Environmental Economics, UFR SEG, Université de Koudougou, Burkina Faso, 2010. DEUG in Economics, UFR SEG, Université de Koudougou, Burkina Faso, 2009. BAC in Mathematics, Lycée provincial du Zondoma, Burkina Faso, 2007

👨‍🏫 Educational Activities:

Associate Professor in Economics at Centre Universitaire de Kaya (CUK), Université Joseph KI-ZERBO, Burkina Faso. Lecturer since December 2018; Assistant Professor since 09/16/2021. Temporary Teaching and Research Attaché (ATER) at Ouaga II University (2015-2018).

🍇 Research Focus:

Dr. Windinkonté Seogo’s research spans diverse aspects of agricultural and rural economics in Burkina Faso. 🌾 His work investigates the impact of youth skills training programs on employment outcomes in low- and middle-income countries, published in Nature Food 🌍. Additionally, he delves into the determinants of technical efficiency in millet production, land tenure system innovations, and the role of non-farm income in preventing household food insecurity. 📈 Dr. Seogo explores the intricate relationships between land ownership, agricultural productivity, and household welfare, contributing valuable insights to sustainable development in rural Burkina Faso. 🏡🌱


Publications Top Notes:🌐🔬

GreenAgri Sustainability Innovator Trailblazer Award

Introduction of GreenAgri Sustainability Innovator Trailblazer Award

Welcome to the GreenAgri Sustainability Innovator Trailblazer Award—an esteemed accolade honoring trailblazing individuals driving the future of agriculture through sustainable innovation. This award celebrates visionaries who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in advancing sustainable practices within the agricultural sector.

Award Eligibility:

The GreenAgri Sustainability Innovator Trailblazer Award is open to individuals committed to driving sustainability in agriculture. There are no age limits, and eligible candidates should showcase a proven track record of innovative leadership, a commitment to sustainable practices, and impactful contributions to the agricultural sector.

Qualifications and Publications:

Candidates are encouraged to highlight relevant qualifications and publications that showcase their expertise and innovative approaches in promoting sustainability within agriculture.

Recurrence and Evaluation Criteria:

This award is an annual recognition. The evaluation process considers factors such as innovation, leadership, sustainability impact on agriculture, and the overall contributions of the candidate to advancing sustainable practices within the sector.

Submission Guidelines:

Candidates must adhere to submission guidelines, including providing a comprehensive biography, an abstract highlighting their sustainability initiatives in agriculture, and supporting files that demonstrate their achievements.

Recognition and Community Impact:

Recipients of the GreenAgri Sustainability Innovator Trailblazer Award will gain industry-wide recognition for their outstanding contributions. The award places a strong emphasis on community impact, acknowledging individuals who have made a significant difference in shaping the future of agriculture through visionary leadership in sustainability.

Biography and Abstract:

Candidates are encouraged to provide a detailed biography outlining their journey in promoting sustainability within agriculture. The abstract should succinctly capture the essence of their sustainability initiatives and their impact on advancing sustainable practices within the agricultural sector.

Submission of Supporting Files:

Candidates are invited to submit relevant files, such as project documentation, publications, or media coverage, to support their innovative and sustainable contributions to agriculture.

SustainableAg Leadership Award

Introduction of SustainableAg Leadership Award:

Welcome to the SustainableAg Leadership Award, where we honor the trailblazers shaping the future of sustainable agriculture. This prestigious award recognizes individuals driving positive change in the agricultural landscape through leadership and innovation. Now, let’s explore the details:


The SustainableAg Leadership Award is open to individuals of all ages committed to advancing sustainable agriculture. There are no specific age limits, and qualifications extend to those with a proven track record of leadership and innovation in the realm of sustainable farming.

Evaluation Criteria:

Entries will be assessed based on leadership qualities, innovative approaches to sustainable agriculture, and the measurable impact of the nominee’s initiatives. The jury will prioritize individuals whose contributions have led to tangible positive changes in the agricultural sector.

Submission Guidelines:

Nominees are encouraged to submit a comprehensive biography, an abstract outlining their sustainable agricultural leadership initiatives, and supporting files that provide evidence of their impact. Submissions should showcase a clear commitment to sustainability and leadership in the agricultural community.


Beyond individual recognition, the SustainableAg Leadership Award aims to spotlight and celebrate sustainable practices within the broader agricultural community. Winners will receive extensive media coverage to amplify the influence of their sustainable initiatives.

Community Impact:

A core focus of this award is the positive impact on the agricultural community. The jury will evaluate how the nominee’s leadership has contributed to sustainability, environmental conservation, and the well-being of farming communities.