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About the Author
Norman Uphoff, trained as a political scientist, but now more engaged with agronomy and microbiology, earned academic degrees from the University of Minnesota, Princeton University, and the University of California, Berkeley.
After joining Cornell University’s faculty in 1970, he chaired its multidisciplinary Rural Development Committee for almost twenty years, with research and consulting activities focused on participatory rural development, including helping to introduce farmer-based irrigation management in Sri Lanka and Nepal.
In 1990, he was appointed first director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture, and Development, serving until 2005, when he joined the faculty of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, serving as its director from 2010 to 2014.
He first learned about the System of Rice Intensification in Madagascar in 1993. In 2010, he established the SRI International Network and Resource Center at Cornell. In 2015, he received the first Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security.