Deputy Regional Director, SE Asia Regional Centre - Malaysia
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI)
A. Sivapragasam is currently the Deputy Regional Director/Senior Scientist at the CABI Southeast Asia Regional Center. He has a PhD in Entomology and has worked at the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) for more than 30 years before joining CABI in October 2010. Siva has undertaken projects with international organizations such as FAO, IFAD, APCC, CSIRO, AVRDC, ADB, and IAEA. His current projects include the UNEP/GEF funded project “Removing Barriers to Invasive Species Management in Production and Protection Forests in Southeast Asia (International Project Coordinator); Plantwise Program for Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar (CABI Country Coordinator); EuropeAid-funded project on agricultural innovation for smallholder farmers in the Greater Mekong Sub-region to improve food security in the context of impact and adaptation to climate change and in favor of economic development (Technical collaborator); and STDF funded project “Beyond Compliance: Integrated Systems Approach for Pest Risk Management in Southeast Asia” (Project Manager).
Session 6D: Plantwise: A Global Program to Support Sustainable and Functional Plant Health Systems for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods