Farooq Shah

Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan

Dr. Farooq Shah is a Pakistani scientist who is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Agronomy, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan. His research interests mainly include crop responses to various abiotic stresses, particularly heat stress. He received his PhD degree from Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China, with specialization in Crop Cultivation and Farming Systems. He has more than 80 research articles to his credit, which are published in highly reputed journals. He is the editorial board member and reviewer of many peer-reviewed SCI journals. He has participated in several international training and faculty exchange programs in several countries. 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 doing his post-doctorate studies at the Northwest Agriculture & Forest University Yangling, Shaanxi, China.

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Rice is a staple crop in many coastal and non-coastal areas of the globe and requires a large production area. With the increasing trends in population , it is pivotal to increase the production of this important crop for sustainability. The introduction of high-yielding rice cultivars through molecular breeding is one of the possibilities that can ensure sustainability. Additionally, development of new biotic and abiotic stress-resistant cultivars with higher nutritional value can revolutionize the rice industry.

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