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Ravza Mavlyanova

Role in Dryland Systems: 

Representative, World Vegetable Center (AVRDC)

Home organization: 

World Vegetable Center (AVRDC)

Position in home organization: 

Acting Regional Director


Ravza Mavlyanova is Acting Regional Director at the World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) for Central & West Asia and North Africa, based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She holds a PhD. In Breeding and Seed Production, Vavilov Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia

She is responsible for developing regional partnerships and projects. Dr. Mavlyanova has more than 30 years of experience in plant genetic resources, breeding, seed production and agronomy. She received a PhD in breeding and seed production from the Vavilov Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia in 1984 and a Doctor of Agricultural Sciences from the Uzbek Research Institute of Cotton Breeding and Seed Production (UzRICBSP), Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 1999. Prior to joining AVRDC in 2004 as Regional Coordinator for Central Asia and the Caucasus, Ravza served as Research Director of the Uzbek Research Institute of Plant Industry (UzRIPI) in Uzbekistan.

She has published several papers at national and international referee journals such as Regional strategies and policy issues for indigenous vegetables in CAC region, Nurturing the Vavilov Legacy, Revival of activities on plant genetic resources at the Uzbek Research Institute on its 75th Anniversary and many others.