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Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB), Faisalabad, Pakistan
As a principal scientist at NIAB, Muhammad Saleem has conducted agriculture R&D work since 2002. He led pilot activities for refinement and demonstration of good management practices for DSR under ADB’s TA 8578-PAK: Punjab Basmati Rice Value Chain project in collaboration with private sector service providers of DSR in Punjab, Pakistan. He holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad.
In Pakistan, basmati rice farmers are adopting direct seeding technology to improve farm efficiency and yield.