Former Director General
Agricultural Research System, Govt. of Pakistan
Specific Area:Sustainability Focus on the Future of Agriculture, Energy, Industry, Construction, Education, Health etc. Job Description: Mr. Muhammad Usman, Former Director General of Agricultural Research System, Govt. of Pakistan who retired from service after a spotless career of about 35 years (1974-2009) with senior level experience work on the research and development of integrated agricultural industries like livestock and dairy development, aquaculture and fishery, apiculture and poultry, on a sustainable way. Research Activities: Basically, Mr. Usman is an Agricultural scientist, specialized himself on the improvement and advance breeding methodology of food and feed legumes from (ICARDA) from March – June 1990 at Aleppo-Syria, release several varieties and has more than 60 publications. During the service, Mr. Usman was responsible for Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, Planning of project, financial activities and the research work conducted in Pakistan as per training obtained from the University of Queensland-Australia during February 1993. Technology Transfer: Being a senior most scientist in the world, Mr. Usman always participated in the international conference on the integrated agricultural industries, energy particularly bio energy, Biotechnology, Chemical science, Plant Science, Food Science, Green Chemistry, Bio Engineering, Cancer Diagnostic and Sustainability as MOC, Keynote Speaker, Renowned Speaker, Plenary Speaker and even Moderator of the conferences around the world. Mr Usman performed as agricultural specialist, Narcotics Affairs Unit, Embassy of USA, Islamabad, with the aim to provide substitute cash and profitable crops to replace poppy and cannabis cultivation in Federal Administered Tribal Area (FATA) during 1987-1989. After Retirement from Service: After retirement in 2009, Mr. Usman established the two companies in Malaysia i. Prominent Agro Based Industries SDN BHD. ii. Agro Based Industry and Consultancy SDN BHD, with the responsibility of M.D and Consultant with primary object to supervise all the activities of the company, particularly Integrated Agricultural Project and also to provide the advisory, technical and consultancy services to the farmers and other organizations related to integrated agricultural industries. In Pakistan, Mr. Usman also established “Foundation for Rural Development” with the responsibility as Chairman Board of Directors with the primary object to work for rural development through improvement in agriculture, health care indicators, education and particularly rehabilitation in the affected areas of the country. Member Editorial Board of International Research Journal Journal of Clinical Biochemistry with Headquarter at London-UK and Singapore. Journal of Biomedical Science and Application with Headquarter at Washington and London-UK. Al-Publication International Journal of Horticulture, Agriculture and Food Science. (IJHAF) India. International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology. (IJEAB) at Jaipur-India. Education: B.Sc. Hons Agriculture in 1973, M.Sc Agriculture in 1978 M.Sc Agriculture (Hons) with specializations of Agricultural Chemistry from University of Peshawar in 1981 Bachelor Degree in Law from University of Karachi-Pakistan in 1992.
Plant Science & Physiology