Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship
INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY,221005
Ajeet Singh is working as a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow at the Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Currently He is working on agrobiodiversity management and associated traditional and indigenous ecological knowledge for enhancing the food and nutritional security of the growing human population. He is also validating various adaptive and climate resilient agricultural practices for sustainable food production and various resource conservation technologies for sustainable land resource management. He is one among the 22 scholars selected from 29 states and 7 Union territories of India for the highly prestigious ‘Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship’ for doing Ph.D. research in highly relevant field for the sustainable development of India. Recently he has bagged the prestigious NASI-Springer young scientist award for best presentation during the annual seminar of the National Academy of India (NASI, Allahabad) meeting at Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya Chitrakoot. He also received the International Union for Biological Science (IUBS), Paris Travel Award for presenting an Oral presentation during the ICPEP-6 at CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. Recently he edited a special issue in Agronomy journal (MDPI) entitled "Wild Crop Relatives and Associated Biocultural and Traditional Agronomic Practices for Food and Nutritional Security". In present he is also editing another Special Issue on ‘Managing Agroecosystems for Food and Nutritional Security” for Current Research in Environmental Sustainability, Elsevier. He is an assistant editor in IUCN-CEM Agroecosystem Newsletter and also involve in Reviewer Board of Plants journal (MDPI). He is internationally affiliated as an active members such as (i) Life member, Society for Science of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, (ii) Life member, Foundation for Advancement of Agriculture and Rural Development (FAARD), (iii) Member, Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition. UN-FAO, (iv) Commission Member - IUCN CEM Young Professionals Network 2017-, (v) Commission Member - IUCN CEM Agro-ecosystems Specialist Group 2017-, (vi) Commission Member - IUCN CEM Resilience Thematic Group 2017-, (vii) Commission Member - IUCN CEM Ecosystem Restoration Thematic Group 2017-, (viii) Commission Member - IUCN CEM South Asia 2017-, (ix) Commission Member - IUCN SSC Crop Wild Relative Specialist Group 2017-, (x) Commission Member - IUCN CEC Community Management, Traditional Knowledge, Empowerment Specialist Group 2017-, (xi) Commission Member - IUCN CEC Higher Education, Knowledge Management and Capacity Development Specialist Group 2017-, (xii) Commission Member - IUCN CEC Nature For All, CEPA, Social and Behaviour Change Communications Specialist Group 2017-, (xiii) Commission Member - IUCN CEC Young Professional Group 2017-, (xiv) Editorial Member, ‘Agroecosystem Newsletter’ of the IUCN-CEM Agroecosystem Specialist Group, 2017-, (xv) Life Member, Asian PGPR Society of Sustainable Agriculture, Alabama, USA, 2016-, (xvi) Member, Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, Colorado State University, USA, 2016, (xvi) Member, International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), 2017-, (xvii)Annual Member, Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, 2013, (xviii) Member Global Land Programme. Within the short span of his research career, he has published fifteen Research article including one editorial in prestigious sustainability journals such as Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), Agronomy (MDPI), Energy Ecology and Environment (Springer), Genetic Resources & Crop Evolution (Springer), Data in brief (Elsevier) and one in Current Science, 6 Book chapters, one in CABI Press UK, one from CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), one in Springer brief, two in springer nature Singapore, while one chapter in IUCN-CEM Agroecosystem newsletter, one from BHU Press. These publications are a testimony of his analytical, experimental and communication skills. He also actively participated in several national and international conferences related to his research work. He also contributed to ‘Land Restoration for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: An International Resource Panel Think Piece’ by International Resource Panel (IRP) of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) & United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).