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Muhammad Jehanzeb Masud Cheema
Assistant Professor, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan
Muhammad Cheema is an assistant professor at UAF, where he also served as program chair for precision agriculture at the Center for Advance Studies in Food & Agriculture. He led pilot activities (field evaluation and refinement of drills for direct seeding) for ADB’s TA 8578-PAK: Punjab Basmati Rice Value Chain project. He holds a PhD in Hydrology from the Technical University Delft, the Netherlands, and master and bachelor’s degrees in agricultural engineering with honors from UAF.
In Pakistan, basmati rice farmers are adopting direct seeding technology to improve farm efficiency and yield.