BHEARD Scholar Selected for Prestigious BIFAD Award for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab
BHEARD Scholar Mohammad Mokhlesur Rahman selected as the the winner of the 2018 BIFAD Student Award for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab.
October 18, 2018
The BHEARD team is proud to announce that the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) selected Mr. Mohammad Mokhlesur Rahman, a PhD candidate in genetics at Kansas State University and BHEARD Scholar, as the winner of the 2018 BIFAD Student Award for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab. The award recognizes Mr. Rahman for his pivotal role in establishing Bangladesh’s largest wheat testing nursery, where over 1,800 candidate lines have been tested. This has helped identify promising heat-tolerant varieties for the country’s wheat farmers.
The Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) program, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), develops agricultural scientists and increases agricultural research capacity in Feed the Future partner countries, including Bangladesh. The program is named after Dr. Norman Borlaug, an American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called “the father of the Green Revolution.”
BHEARD gives scholarships to students seeking master’s and doctorate degrees at U.S. and regional universities, and provides funding for agricultural research in their home countries. The program also develops, tests and evaluates new models of small-scale institutional capacity development.
Read more about the prestigious honor and Mr. Rahman's history and research.