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Agriculture Sector Specialist
Shahid Ahmad is a consultant who served as the agriculture sector specialist for ADB’s TA 8578-PAK: Punjab Basmati Rice Value Chain. He provided technical support for direct seeding of rice activities under the TA. His background is in the area of water resources management and development. He holds a PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the Colorado State University, United States.
In Pakistan, basmati rice farmers are adopting direct seeding technology to improve farm efficiency and yield.