Prof Harinder P.S. Makkar

Before joining FAO 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, in the areas of bioactive compounds and their interactions with livestock, soil, plant and environment; biotechnologies in animal agriculture; use of unconventional feed resources as livestock feed; strategies for enhancing nutrient use efficiency in animal food chains; and generation of value-added products from co-products of the biofuel industry.

He obtained MSc degree from National Dairy Research Institute, India, PhD from University of Nottingham, U.K. and Dr. Habilitation from University of Hohenheim. He has also worked for International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna for 7 years and 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.