Vo-Tong Xuan

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Dr. Vo Tong Xuan "is currently the President of Angiang University and Professor of Agronomy. He is also Director of the Mekong Delta Farming Systems Research and Development Institute (1983-present). He is a member of numerous associations and networks within Vietnam, including the Vietnamese Association of Agronomy, Vietnamese Association of Soil Science, Vietnam Agricultural Economics Network, Vietnam Farming Systems Network, Asian Farming Systems Association, and the International Farming Systems R&E Association. He is the Coordinator of the Vietnam Farming Systems R&D Network (1991 to date) and also the Project Leader of the IDRC-supported project on Community-based natural resource management (1997 to date). Within Vietnam he is also a member of the National Advisory Council on Science and Technology (1997 to date), the National Editorial Board of Vietnam Encyclopedia (1994 to date), the National Board on Ho Chi Minh Prize and State Prize (1995 to date), and of the Advisory Council of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1990 to date). Internationally, he is a member of the Steering Committee, Vietnam-Holland Research Program on Rural Development (MOSTE, Hanoi) (1994 to date), an Advisory member, Institute of Governance, Canada (09/1995 to date), and Chairman of the Southeast Asian NGO Liaison Committee on Food Security and Trade (01/1996 to date). Additionally, he is a member of the Editorial Board, Saigon Economics Weekly Magazine, a member of the Board of Governors of the Asian Institute of Management in Manila, Philippines (1997-to date), and a member of the Policy Advisory Council, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (1997-to date).

"Since the late 1960s, Dr. Vo Tong Xuan has held previous positions as a Research Fellow at the International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines, Chairman of the Dept. of Bio-Agronomy, Asst. Dean of Agriculture, University of Cantho, Vietnam and Consulting Director of Research and Development at the Thanh Son-CIBA GEIGY Agrochemicals Company, Saigon, Vietnam. He has also served as a project leader or consultant on numerous projects with the Mekong Committee-USAID, NUFFIC, the International Mekong Committee, UNDP/FAO, NEDECO/UNDP, FAO/RAPA, IFAD, DANIDA, OECD, and IDRC. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Institute for International Development, Harvard University and a Visiting Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University.“ [1]

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  1. International Fertiliser Development Center Board, organizational web page, accessed September 17, 2012.
  2. Board, IFDC, accessed January 7, 2011.