SE Asia Regional Centre - Malaysia
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International
Kong Luen “K.L.” Heong is a fellow of The World Academy of Science (TWAS) and the Malaysian Academy of Science and holds a MSc from Imperial College, a PhD, and a DSc from University of London. Formerly a Principal Scientist in the International Rice Research Institute he is now the Senior Advisor to CABI South East Asia. His work to research, develop, and use innovative communication methods to reach and motivate farmers to change attitudes, restore biodiversity, improve pest management practices, and reduce fertilizer and pesticide use in rice has been recognized by US Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (Charles Black Award), TWAS Agriculture Prize, the Malaysian Plant Protection Society (Excellence Prize) and the Government of Vietnam (2 gold medals). He has won the St. Andrews Prize, the World Bank Development Marketplace Award, the COM+ Award, and the Golden Rice Award. Recently he has also developed ecological engineering approaches for sustainable pest management.
Session 6D: Enhancing Sustainable Pest Management through Ecological Engineering Approaches