화요일, 6월 16, 2015

Profile of Dr. Modadaugu Vijay Gupta, the first laureate of the Sunhak Peace Prize


Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta




Profile of Dr. Modadaugu Vijay Gupta, the first laureate of the Sunhak Peace Prize


Born 1939. 8. 17. India
Calcutta University Ph.D. in Biology

■ Reason for selection

Dr. M. V. Gupta pioneered the blue revolution and has invested his entire life to developing aquaculture as an alternative solution to the future food crisis.


■ Key positions and professional affiliations

- 1962-1971   : Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Assistant Research Officer
- 1971-1977   : Scientist, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR),
- 1977-1981   : Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (UN-ESCAP), Fish
Breeding Expert, Mekong Secretariat (Lao PDR)
- 1981-1985   : Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (UN-ESCAP)Senior
Aquaculture Scientist, Mekong Secretariat, Thailand
- 1985-1986   : Senior Fish Farm Management Scientist and Project Leader, Mekong
Secretariat, Lao PDR
- 1986-1989  : UN-FAO Fish Culture Specialist/Officer-In -Charge (Bangladesh)
- 1989-1996  : Senior Aquaculture Specialist/Officer-In-Charge, WorldFish Center (CGIAR)
in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Philippines
- 1989-2008   : Implemented/coordinated projects and programs in over 20 countries in Asia, Africa and the Pacific
- 1996-2002  : Director, International Relations, Worldfish Center (CGIAR)
Research Coordinator, International Network for Genetics in Aquaculture (INGA), initiating aquaculture genetics research projects in Bangladesh, China, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, etc. that resulted in a number of improved strains of fish.
- 2003-2004  : Assistant Director General, International Relations and Partnerships,
Worldfish
- 2005-present : Dr. Gupta’ advisory services were taken advantage by a number of international organisations such as: The World Bank; The Asian Development Bank; United Nations Development Program (UNDP); Commonwealth Secretariat, Food and Agriculture Organisation of UN (FAO); Mekong River Commission; Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA); London;United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Agriculture Research Center of Netherlands; etc., for their programs in different countries of Asia and Africa.


■ Major honors and awards

- 1978 Outstanding team research in developing low-input, high output aquaculture
methods <Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)>
- 2005 World Food Prize <World Food Foundation >
- 2007 Gold Medal <Asian Fisheries Society>
- 2009 Honorary Life Member Award <World Aquaculture Society>
- 2010 Eminent Agriculture Scientist Award <Government of Andhra Pradesh, India>
- 2015 Nutra India Summit Life Achievement Award <Nutra India Summit>

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