He is Joseph Tohme or simply Joe, leader, mentor, and manager, and he could also even be called the scientific guru of generations of researchers that have learned beside him a particular way of making science.
Dr. Pulver is a scientist with a global mission: improve farmers’ lives by raising crop yields. His accomplishments range from increasing Peru’s national rice production, to developing a system for evaluating rice resistance to blast in Colombia. From reducing yield gaps in the irrigated rice production of Venezuela and Brazil, to improving agricultural productivity in Nicaragua and Mexico.
Rice is the staple food in the diet of Latin American and a key source of income for thousands of farmers in this continent. Since 1976 the rice sector gathers at the International Rice Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean to review scientific and technological advances, and to identify new challenges and opportunities; also…
Source: The Nation 09/05/2014 – For almost seven months Wichai Manmuang, a farmer in Chai Nat, has been waiting for payment from the rice-pledging scheme. He has grown rice for almost 30 years, and for much of that time he has needed to join the government’s price-subsidy projects.