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USP Adjunct Professor’s DELTAMED Advisor post extended

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Dr Joshi has had his term as a Researcher and Pest Adviser in the DELTAMED Association extended indefinitely.

An Adjunct Professor of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Dr Ravindra Chandra Joshi has had his term as a Researcher and Pest Adviser in the DELTAMED Association extended indefinitely.

DELTAMED, a network of Mediterranean Deltas headquartered in Spain, is an association that aims to exchange experiences and knowledge about the problems of the territory and sustainable agriculture.

Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP congratulated Dr Joshi saying he is among the most productive of USP’s Adjunct Professors.

Mr Manuel Masia Marsa, DELTAMED Association President confirmed that during their recent General Assembly Meeting, Dr Joshi’s terms had been extended for an indefinite period.

Dr Joshi assists DELTAMED member countries of Spain, France, Italy, Romania, Egypt, Greece, Vietnam, Argentina and Brazil, with the management of invasive pests especially the rice invasive apple snails. 

During one of his visits to the Delta Del Ebro in Barcelona, Dr Joshi, who has dealt with apple snails which damages rice crops, imparted his knowledge on its control and the most efficient measures that can be taken to address them.

“I keep learning more and more about invasive apple snails and other invasive pests, with this engagement,” Dr Joshi stated. 


This news item was published on 17 Apr 2018 10:14:38 am. For more information or any High-Res Images, please contact us on email communications@usp.ac.fj


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