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Nurali Saidov

Role in Dryland Systems: 

Representative, ICARDA

Home organization: 

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Position in home organization: 



He holds a PhD in Biology from Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St-Petersburg in 1996 and the Scientific Agronomy degree from Tajik Agricultural Institute, Dushanbe, Tajikistan in 1988.

Dr. Nurali Saidov during 2006-2014 at ICARDA has been research fellow and coordinating of the Central Asia Regional CRSP Project “Ecologically Based Integrated Pest Management” (Phase I) and “Ecologically-Based IPM Packages for Field and Vegetable Crop Systems in Central Asia”  (Phase II) funded by USAID and implemented by Michigan State University, US and ICARDA. Prior to joining ICARDA (2003-2006) he was served as Agricultural Extension Coordinator for Food Security Programs with Counterpart International, US and Oxfam GB in the Tajikistan. During 1996-2003 he was a Chief of Experimental Ecology and Insects Biocontrol Laboratory in the Institute of Zoology and Parasitology of the Academy of Sciences of Republic Tajikistan.

He has authored and co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and 10 brochures and books.
He is a recipient of several awards such as Certificate of Appreciation for Dedicated Support and Commitment in Advancing Ecologically-based Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programs in Tajikistan and Central Asia Region, from College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of Michigan State University, US, 2014; Second Prize from World Bank project “Water and environmental management in Central Asia region” Component B: Public Awareness, for cycle article on water issues in Tajikistan, 2001; and Tajikistan State Prize for young scientist named by Ismoili Somoni in the field of biological sciences, 1999.