Shaikh Tanveer Hossain, Ph.D.

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Curriculum vitae

Key qualifications/expertise/experiences:

1. Ph.D. in Agriculture (Organic Rice) from Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University, Japan in March 2008.

2. Served as a scientist (Agronomy and Plant Physiology Division) in Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) from 1994 to 2008.

3. More than six years experiences  in non-governmental development sector (Since June 2008).

4. Having experiences on sustainable agriculture, organic farming, food security, climate change and livelihood improvement issues.

 5.  Achieved “Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA)’ from International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM) & Rural Development Administration, Korea in 17th IFOAM Organic World Congress on Sept. 30, 2011 in South Korea. Access to:

 6. Elected Board Member, IFOAM-Asia (2013-2017).

7.  Served as a principal investigator, co-investigator, advisor in different international donor-funded projects.

8. Visiting Scientist, Lab. of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University, Japan

9. Published more than 50 scientific papers on sustainable agriculture, climate change, livelihood improvement, agro-forestry etc in national / international journals and conference proceedings.

10.  Advisory group member, Sustainable Organic Agriculture Action Network (SOAAN), a new best practice program of IFOAM and Councillor of Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM (TIPI).

11. Coordinator, PGS Organic Council Bangladesh 

12. President, Landcare Bangladesh (affiliated with Secretariat for International Landcare, Australia) Access to:


Name                             :            Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain

Father's name               :            Shaikh  Muzaffar Hossain

Mother`s name                :            Begum Rabeya Hossain

Date of birth                  :            January 10, 1969

Marital status             :            Married (Wife: Shamim Ara Saima)


Educational qualifications  :


Name of Examination





Year of Passing

Ph.D. in Agriculture

Crop Science (Organic rice)


March, 2008

Master of Agriculture

Crop Science



B.Sc.Ag (Hons.)



1989 (held on 1993)









*BAU = Bangladesh Agricultural University ; EU: Ehime University, Japan


Working experiences:




Field of specialization




Scientific Officer


Weed ecology and herbicide

November 21, 1994

March 01, 2000

Bangladesh  Rice Research Institute (BRRI)

Senior Scientific Officer



Sustainable Agriculture Advisor & Chief Agricultural Coordinator

Program Officer

Plant Physiology



Agriculture and Environment

Livelihood Enhancement program 

Agriculture Department

Stress physiology




Program Management

sustainable agriculture


March 02, 2000



June 07, 2008

Sept 01, 2010

March 30, 2015

May 31, 2008



Aug 31, 2010

March 29, 2015

Till date

Bangladesh  Rice Research Institute (BRRI)


PADAKHEP Manabik Unnayan Kendra (PMUK)

Friends In Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB)

Asian Productivity Organization (APO)



Training  abroad:


1.      "Rice Cultivation course" held by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) from February 23 to October23, 1998 at Tsukuba International Center (TBIC), Ibaraki-ken, Japan.


Training local:                  


1."Rice production, Administration, Communication'" organized by Bangladesh Rice Research Institute from December 03, 1994 to January 31, 1995 at BRRI, Gazipur.


2."Problem Based Technology Generation for Rainfed Lowland Rice" organized by International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) from October 12-25, 1997 at BRRI, Gazipur.


3. `Project Cycle Management` training course by Poverty Elimination Through Rice Research Assistance (PETRRA), IRRI-BRRI on January 29-31, 2001 at BRRI, Gazipur. 


4. `The role of NPK fertilizer on Crop Productivity` organized by Naafco (Pvt) Ltd & Hydro Asia Trade  Pte Ltd, Singapore on June 9, 2002 at BRAC Centre, Dhaka.


5. "Safe and Judicious Use of Pesticide in Bangladesh" organized by Bangladesh Crop Protection Assciation and Crop Asia, Singapore on July 31, 2008 at Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka.



Present job responsibilities:


1.   Coordination, monitoring, evaluation and managment of different agricultural pojects i.e. integrated agricultural farm, farming systems, fisheries, agro-forestry, river basin and value chain approaches.

2. Feasibility studies on different agricultural research technologies in rural areas of Bangladesh.

3. Extension of different potential agricultural technologies in farm lavels.


International Funded Project Operation:

As principal investigator:

 1. Improvement of Rural Livelihood through Community Participation Approach in Bangladesh by using the Integration of Rice-Duck Farming Methods (Environment-friendly rice farming)” funded by Toyota Foundation, Japan (Nov. 2009 – Oct. 2011)

2.  “Integrated Rice-Dick farming for the resource-poor farm households in Bangladesh from 2001-2002 funded by DFID-IRRI (PETRRA).

3. “Adaptation of organic rice culture for sustainable development of Bangladesh” project (2006-2007) funded by the UGSAS, Ehime University, Japan.

4. “Up-scaling of integrated rice-duck farming in Bangladesh: Improvement of rural livelihood through community approach” project (2009-2011) funded by Krishi Gobeshona Foundation –Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Bangladesh under NATP-Phase-1 of Competitive Grant Program (CGP).

 As Co-Investigator:

     Financial and Economic Profitability of Selected Agricultural Crops in Bangladesh’. Research Grant Scheme of The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU) of the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management (MoFDM), Government of Bangladesh.


 1.      Assessment of Possible Changes in Environmental Quality and Cropping Pattern of the Sylhet Basin of Bangladesh due to Climatic Change and Predicted Consequences of Proposed Tipaimukhi Dam” funded by Research Grants fund, Toyota Foundation, Japan ( 2010 – 2012).

2.      “Improving Food Security and Farmers’ Socio-economic Condition in Bangladesh Through Dissemination of Zero-Energy Storage Cool Chambers” funded by Asian Neighbors Program, Toyota Foundation, Japan (2010 – 2012).

Country Visited:


Australia, China, France, Germany, Hongkong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, Thailand, UAE and Vietnam


Major Research Works

1.      Pioneer” of introduce the organic Integrated Rice-Duck Farming System in Bangladesh

2.      “Pioneer” of introduce organic vegetable production in sack/bag system in Bangladesh

3.      Improvement of “Agrochemical-free, direct-sowing culture of a paddy with non-woven fabric mulch” method (M.S. & Ph.D. research works)

4.      One of the research group members for the development of “Uses of desalinated-dried Jellyfish for the purpose of developing a new organic rice cultivation technology”.

5.       Jointly developed the “zero energy cool chamber (storage)” for improving food security and farmers socio-economic condition in Bangladesh

6.      Developing a sustainable community supported model to ensure premium prices of organic products in Bangladesh on the basis of Japanese Teikei (Producer-Consumer Co-partnership) distribution system (under develop stage)

Member, Editorial Board/reviewer

1.      Food Security and Nutrition Forum (FSN) journal, FAO of the United Nations.

2.      World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology (Biological and life sciences)

3.      International Journal of BioResearch (Energy and Environment Management Section)

4.      International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Technology ( IJSAT )

5.      Journal of Development and Agricultural  Economics (JDAE)

6.      Bangladesh Journal of Weed Science (BJWC)

Research Interests

Keen interests on different type of enviroment-freindly  farming system and organic cultivation.

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