|Mr. Mohammad Samiul Ahsan Talucder|
|B.Sc. in Agriculture, M.Sc in Agroforestry (BAU), Ph.D (Continue), Seoul National University, Republic of Korea|
Mohammad Samiul Ahsan Talucder is specialized in climate-smart agriculture, food security, poverty reduction, agroforestry, neglected & underutilized species, non-timber forest product, greenhouse gases, agricultural & forest meteorology toward sustainable agricultural and forest services. His is pursuing climate-smart agriculture which aims for triple wins in production increase, reduction of greenhouse gas emission and resilience capacity building. In his PhD research, he has conducted an experiment on the exchange of water, carbon and energy in a rice ecosystem in South Korea. He has trained in theory and application of the state-of-the-art eddy covariance technique combined with laser technology. It is essential for both developed and developing countries to successfully adapt to and manage climate change. He is a potential next generation leader for fulfilling the challenge of sustainable ecological-societal systems through education and research in academia in Bangladesh. He has published fifteen research articles in different national and international journals and attended at least ten conferences at home and abroad. Recently, He has established Climate-Smart Agriculture Lab. There are two field laboratories, one modern ‘Automated Agrometeorological Station’, Prototype Biochar Klin and several demonstration plots in farmers’ field under his lab. Several MS students are pursuing in the area of climate-smart agriculture in this lab under his supervision. Meanwhile, eleven MS students graduated under his supervision. Most of those MS Thesis are Climate-Smart Agriculture related e.g., “Status of climate-smart practices in boro rice cultivation at Sylhet sadar upazila”; “Climate-smart agricultural practices in crop production at Jaintiapur upazila of Sylhet district”; “Status of agroforestry practices in Golapganj upazila of Sylhet district”; “Transformation of agar (Aquilaria malaccensis) garden into agar based agroforestry system for provisioning year round production”; “Farmers’ perception towards climate-smart-agricultural practices for resilient agriculture in Golapgonj upazila of Sylhet district”; “Livelihood status of urban slum people in Sylhet City: A bottleneck for sustainable city”; “Status of homestead-based black pepper (Piper nigrum) gardening in north-eastern Bangladesh: A promising climate-smart solution for rural livelihood improvement”. As Principal Investigator (PI), he has experience of handling several national and international funded research projects such as “Evaluation of tree-crop interaction from existing agroforestry systems in Sylhet region for food security by the lens of climate-smart agriculture framework” funded by World Bank, USAID, IFAD & GoB; “Methane and nitrous oxide emission status and mitigation options from rice paddy in Sylhet region” funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GoB); “Collection and evaluation of black pepper (Piper nigrum) germplasm under agroforestry system in Sylhet region” funded by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC). Currently, two reserach projects are on-going as PI : (i) “Evaluation of vegetative propagation methods of black pepper (Piper nigrum) germplasm under different rooting media” funded by Sylhet Agricultural University Research System (SAURES) and University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh for 2019-2020; (ii) “Up-scaling of black pepper (Piper nigrum) based homestead agroforestry for poverty reduction of rural people in Sylhet region” funded by BANBIES, Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for 2019-2022. He is also one of the five pioneer members of “Interdisciplinary Research for Future Agriculture” group. He is maried with DR. Nahid Arjuman Banu and blessed with a son Ahnaf Ahsan and a daughter Arwa Ahsan.