Farooq Shah

Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan

Dr. Farooq Shah is a Pakistani scientist whose research interests mainly include crop response to climatic changes, especially an increase in temperature. He got his PhD degree from Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China, with specialization in Agronomy. He has more than 60 research articles to his credit, which are published in highly reputed journals. He is the editorial board member and reviewer of several peer-reviewed SCI journals. Among other honors, he was selected for the Mevlana Exchange Program under which he taught at Osmangazi University, Turkey. He also participated in hybrid rice promotion training for Pakistan organized by the Yuan Longping Hi-Tech International Center in China. Dr. Shah is a member of the National Curriculum Revision Committee constituted by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for Agronomy and several other international professional societies. Presently, he is engaged in teaching plus research at the Department of Agriculture, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan.

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Cultivation of grain crops has been rightly recognized as one of the main drivers in shaping human civilizations. Considering their key role in fulfilling a major portion of the global food needs, grain crops are the most widely grown crops around the world. Unfortunately, like many other agronomic crops, grain crops are quite vulnerable to climate change and this has posed multifaceted threats to agricultural sustainability. To add to the menace, the deteriorating quantity and quality of both land and water as primary factors of production are further aggravating the scenario. Confronting such challenges demands innovative adaptation strategies through intensification of grain crop production that can ensure grain self-sufficiency worldwide.

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