Arun Joshi

2014 Women in Triticum Mentor Award

Arun Joshi is regional director, CIMMYT, based in India. Colleague Sarala Sharma said Joshi “fully understands the significance of the feminization of agriculture in South Asia and has showed very positive attitude in supporting women farmers, scientists and students.” As professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding at Banaras Hindu University, Joshi mentored 2014 WIT winner Chhavi Tiwari and many other students and colleagues working in Triticum. Many of Joshi’s 36 former Master’s and PhD students —12 of whom are women — occupy important positions in national and international agriculture networks.