Ramachandran Nair, Ph.D.
P.K. Nair is a pioneering and leading researcher and educator in Agroforestry. He was born in Kerala, India. He has a Ph.D. in agronomy from Pantnagar Agricultural University, India; and a Dr. Sc. agr. degree from Goettingen University, Germany. He has also been a post-doctoral fellow at Rothamsted, England.
Dr. Nair joined the School as a professor in 1987, and was named Distinguished Professor in 2001. Before joining the School he worked for nine years in Nairobi, Kenya, with the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) (now, World Agroforestry Centre), of which he is one of the founders. Prior to that he worked for five years in southern India where he developed the multistory cropping system with tree crops, which would later become an example of the sustainable multistrata agroforestry systems of the tropics.
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