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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment
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Sivapragasam Annamalai Senior Scientist

T: +60389432921


CABI, P.O. Box 210, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

I have been invovled for almost 32 years in Research and Development at the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) in various divisions, and held numerous research and administrative positions before joining CABI in October 2010. My last position in MARDI was Deputy Director at the Rice and Industrial Crops Center. An entomologist by training, I was involved in numerous projects on biological control, biopesticides and integrated pest management on various pests in tropical agro-ecosystems. My expertise covers the areas of  pest management in rice, coconut, jatropha, vegetables, ornamentals, fruits, cocoa, coffee and storage pests.

Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Managing invasive species in selected forest ecosystems of South East Asia

Invasive species are threatening forest habitats in South East Asia. They also indirectly affect the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on forests for food, commodities and energy. CABI and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with partners, have developed a project...
Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Increasing rice production around the Mekong

Rice is the most important crop in southwestern China, Laos and Myanmar. Despite recent improvements, productivity is still low with millions of tons lost to pests, diseases and weeds. Intensive pesticide use has led to insecticide resistance, outbreaks of secondary pests and damage to farmers’ health. This...