Rattan Lal is a soil scientist at Ohio State University.He specializes in soil science.He is a member of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center and the International Union of Soil Sciences.Lal won the Japan Prize and the World Agriculture Prize.
Prof Lal was born in Karyal, Punjab, which is now in Pakistan.Lal is also the director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center in CFAES' School of Environment and Natural Resources .The experimental site, which Lal started in 1997 and continues to use today, has three main plots.Among top international awards Lal has received are the IPCC – 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Certificate and the von Liebig Award.Lal also received the Glinka World Soil Prize from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Agriculture Prize from the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences.Starting his research on the use of no-till systems in 1970, Lal evaluated their effect on water runoff, soil erosion, structural stability, water infiltration rate and conservation.
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Internationally renowned soil scientist and 2020 World Food Prize winner, Dr Rattan Lal, delivered an online lecture on ‘Soil Biodiversity for Sustainable Agriculture Production System’ at Sher-e-Kashmir Agricultural University of Sciences and Technology, Kashmir. Dr Lal’s lecture was part of SKUAST-K’s 10-day soil conservation programme, ‘Soil Biodiversity for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Functioning’ conducted under the World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project to commemorate World Soil Day.
Dr Simon Groot, the founder of East-West Seed, laid the Dutch vegetable seed industry's foundation. He was awarded the World Food Prize in 2019. Dr Rattan Lal, an awardee of the World Food Prize in 2020, serves as Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science and founding Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University. Dr Surinder Vasal is a distinguished scientist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico, and an awardee of the World Food Prize in 2000.
Scientist Rattan Lal, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and World Food Prize, bet on meeting UN forecasts on Tuesday to ensure that net soil degradation is zero by 2030. Circular economy In the virtual meeting of the IICA Communication Advisory Committee with Rattan Lal, the director of this institute, Manuel Otero, participated, who defined the American scientist as "the best partner to implement this program".