Dr. Harinder Makkar
Animal Production and Health Division
FAO, Rome, Italy
Before joining FAO, Rome, Italy in 2010 Harinder P.S. Makkar was Mercator Professor and International Project Coordinator of a Sino-German Project on 'Fuel and Feed for Tomorrow' at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. He has published over 250 research papers and 8 books, spread in the areas of natural plant products and bioactive compounds and their interactions with livestock, soil, plant and environment; applications of biotechnologies in animal agriculture; use of unconventional and lesser-known feed resources as livestock feed; strategies for enhancing nutrient use efficiency in animal food chains and for decreasing environment pollutants from livestock production systems; generation of value-added products from coproducts of the biofuel industry; laboratory analyses and associated quality assurance approaches; and feed-food safety.
He obtained Masters Degree from National Dairy Research Institute, India and PhD Degree from University of Nottingham, U.K. and Dr. Habilitation in Animal Nutrition from University of Hohenheim. He was awarded Mercator Professorship in 2006. He has also worked for International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna for 7 years and for Indian Veterinary Research Institute for 10 years. He has acted as expert consultant for a number of international organizations. He has been honored with Honorary Professorship by Universities in China and Mongolia. He has been a fellow of Commonwealth Association, UK; Humboldt Foundation, Germany; and Japanese Society for the promotion of Science, Japan.