Dato’ Dr. Mohamad Zabawi bin Abdul Ghani
Dato’ Dr. Mohamad Zabawi bin Abdul Ghani is Director General of the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI). He has extensive experience and expertise in soil science (soil conservation), agroecological zonation, climate change, green technology and water stress physiology.
He is the chairman of the vulnerability and adaptation of agriculture to climate change group for the Third National Communication. He is also a member of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia Water and Climate Change Task Force, a committee member for Research and Innovation in Green Technology and Climate Change, and a committee member for Adaptation in Green Technology and Climate Change.
Dato’ Dr. Mohamad Zabawi bin Abdul Ghani is also a technical committee member for Economics of Climate Change Study for Malaysia, and a member of the panel for National Competency Standard in Green Technology.
He has presented many technical papers on climate change (vulnerability and adaptation), green technology and biomass energy at national and international seminars, conferences and forums. His publications focusing on environmental issues and crop performance have been published in national and international peer-reviewed journals.
He holds a BSc degree in agriculture science from the Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, an MSc degree in tropical agriculture from Reading University, the UK, and a PhD degree in water stress physiology from the same university.