IP3 Adviser, Agriculture and Nutrition

  • PhD Agronomy, University of Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB)
  • MS Agronomy, University of Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB)
  • BSc Ag (Hons) & MSc (Ag) Soil Sc., Bangladesh Agriculture University, Mymensingh
  • Former Chief Scientific Officer & Head, Agronomy Division, BRRI Gazipur, Bangladesh
  • Former Senior Associate Scientist and Hub Manager, CSISA BD (IRRI)
  •  Former Associate Director and Advisor Agriculture, BRAC International


Field of Specialization                                                                            

Agronomy (Bio fortified nutrient rich crops, Crop diversification, Climate resilience conservation agriculture (CA)based stress tolerance rice, Participatory variety selection (PVS), Soil Fertility & Productivity, Effective extension advisory service (EAS), Randomized Control Trials (RCT) based study and field monitoring

Awards and Appreciations
  1. Received appreciation & crest from 12th Asian Maize Conference “Maize for Food, Feed, Nutrition and Environmental Security” APAARI-CIMMYT-FAO-DOA; 30 October-1 November 2014, Bangkok, Thailand.
  2. Received BSA Award 2013 by Bangladesh Society of Agronomy on September 20, 2013 for the contribution in the Agronomic Research and Development.
  3. IRRI recognized BRRI’s Rangpur contribution and innovations for AR4D highlighted with valued picture stated that “M. A. Mazid, scientist at the BRRI, leads Bangladeshi colleagues and IRRI and University of California researchers in the ceremonial harvest of a flood-tolerant rice variety on BRRI’s Rangpur station”. Published in IRRI’s 50th anniversary (1960-2010) 2010 calendar
  4. Certificate of Appreciation for my invaluable support for the Submergence Working Group of the CURE 8th Steering Committee Meeting, 28th day of May 2009 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Signed by Dr. David Johnson (CURE Coordinator) and Dr. Robert S. Zeigler (IRRI, Director General)
  5. NGO award and Crest by DC Kurigram on 16th Annivarsey of SOLIDARITY 2008 for introduction and extension of early aman short duration variety BRRI dhan33 and flood tolerant variety (Swarna sub1 after 1st flood) first time in Kurigram district.
  6. NGO Award and Crest for Food Security Special Contribution using short duration aman variety (BRRI dhan33) by BRAC Seed Enterprise
  7. IRRI selected me as One of Bangladesh’s local champions (Dr. M. A. Mazid) 2006 in IRRI (IRRC) publication, Ripple (Rice Research for Intensified Production and Prosperity in Lowland Ecosystems), April 2006, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp12-13 web: www.irri.org/irrc/ripple/partners/DrMazid20profile.asp
  8. IRRI-DFID-BRRI award and Crest by Dr. Noel P Magor, IRRI Representative and PETRRA Project Manager, Dhaka, Bangladesh and Dr. M. Mahiul Haque, Director General, BRRI, Gazipur for the outstanding contribution to innovation in rice research and livelihood development research suitable for the resource –poor farmers of Bangladesh under Poverty Elimination Through Rice Research Assistance (PETRRA). May 13, 2004, Winter Garden Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka.
Scientific Research Experience and accomplishment

Worked in BRRI, IRRI, BRAC International where designed, planned, established adaptive research trials for development (AR4D) in on station and on farm farmer participation approach and reporting:

  • Field Research on GxExM (genotype, environment and management  interaction), participated in advanced line adaptive research trial (ALART), participatory variety selection (PVS) under rainfed and irrigated agriculture including short duration variety (BRRI dhan33), stress tolerance rice especially flash flood submergence tolerance  Sub1 entries such as Swarna Sub1, BR11 Sub1, IR64 Sub1 and Samba Masuri Sub1 first time in Bangladesh through BRRI-IRRI collaboration  and  iron toxicity tolerance rice variety (Narica 19L)  through BRAC-Africa Rice and CARI in Liberia
  • Overseen, coordinated and strengthen agriculture nutrition through bio fortified nutrient rich crops integrated with health programs funded by Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) through World Bank and implemented by BRAC Uganda. Established AR4D, identified production of disease free vines of bio fortified provitamin A rich (high beta carotene content) orange fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) varieties like Naspot10 O, Naspot 12 O, Naspot13 O. Then ensured PVS and consumption of OFSP including iron rich beans (IRB) in Uganda and yellow cassava (high beta-carotene content) in Liberia &  market linkage
  • Introduced bio fortified micronutrient high zinc rice BRRI dhan62 in Bangladesh: Established collaboration with HarvestPlus Bangladesh -IRRI-BRRI and introduced high zinc rice in BRAC agriculture food security (AFS) program first time for improving cropping intensity, crop diversification and huge potential for reduction of malnutrition and stunting of under five-year-old children of poor, marginal, small holder farmers in Bangladesh.
  • Initiated CA based dry direct seeded rice (dry DSR) with short duration variety BRRI dhan33 for Monga (food crises) mitigation first time in five Northern districts (2008-10) that generated employment of Agriculture day labor, increased income during food crises month (mara Kartic) that showed great impact on food security and eradicated monga of NW Bangladesh. At present No Monga! in Rangpur region.

Published 121 articles in International and National Journals, Proceedings, Books and Reports. Major 30 papers for information is given below:

  1. Palis, F.G., Malabayabas, A. J. B., Singleton, G.R., Mazid, M. A., and Johnson, D. J. 2016. “Early harvest of monsoon rice to address seasonal hunger in northwest Bangladesh” Food Security (on line Journal): The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food. DOI 10.1007/s12571-016-0560-3. April 2016,Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 443-457.
  2. Mazid, A., Malek, M. A. and Hossain, M. 2016. The BRAC Approach to Small Farmer Innovations. F.W. Gatzweiler, J. von Braun (eds.), Book: Technological and Institutional Innovations for Marginalized Smallholders in Agricultural Development, DoI 10.1007/978-3-319-25718-1_6 99. Also available at http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3- 319-25718-1.
  3. Karim, M.R., Rashid,M.M., M.A. Salam, M.A., Mazid,A., Momin,M.A., & Islam, M.S.2015 Effect of Plant Revitalization Hormone and Foliar Fertilization on Growth and Yield of Boro Rice. Bangladesh Rice J.19(10:30-35, 2015)
  4. Zapata-Arias, F.J., Shahana Akter, Asadul Haque, S.M., Shilpi Akther., Firoza Khatun., Mazid, M.A. and Mahabub Hossain. 2014. The Significance of Non-controlled Natural Light, Temperature and Humidity in the Commercial Micro propagation of Solanum tuberosum Cultivar Diamant. Plant Tissue Cult. & Biotech.24(2):131-139, 2014 (December)
  5. Malabayabas, A. J.B., Kajisa,K., Mazid,A., Palis, F.G., & Johnson, D.E. 2014. Impacts of direct-seeded and early- maturing varieties of rice on mitigating seasonal hunger for farming communities in northwest Bangladesh. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability and has been published on Taylor & Francis Online: 08 July 2014, http://www.timdfon1ine.com/doi/full/10.1080/14735903.2014.927980
  6. Mazid, M. A., Haque, M.A., Ahmed, H.U., Islam, E., Mackil,D., and Ismail, A. 2012 Performance of Sub1 Entries of Rice Under Flash Flood Submergence Conditions in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Agron. J. 2012, 15(1):107-117
  7. Mazid M. A., Haque M. A., Bari M.L., Ali M.A., McDoland, A. 2011. Conservation Agriculture based Rice-Wheat-Jute Cropping Systems in Bangladesh. in proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture incorporating 3rd Farming Systems Design Conference. September 26-29, Brisbane Australia, www.wcca2011.org. Poster Presentation, Theme 1 : More Efficient Management Practice for CA, pp394-395
  8. Akkas, Ali M., Mondal, N. U., and Mazid, M. A. 2011 Recognizing farmers’ Innovation of Direct seeded Boro rice+Mustard mixed cropping systems and conservation agriculture based intervention for improvement. in proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture incorporating 3rd Farming Systems Design Conference. September 26-29, Brisbane Australia, www.wcca2011.org. Poster Presentation, Theme 3 : Impact Through Conservation, Participation and Knowledge Sharing, pp502-503
  9. Mazid MA, DE Johnson. 2010. Tackling hunger through early rice harvests in northwest Bangladesh: making a difference with direct seeding and varietal choice. Research to impact: case studies for natural resource management for irrigated rice in Asia, Rice Res. Inst. 2010. P 83-100
  10. Mazid M. A., Haque, M.A., Johnson, D.E.,  and Ismail, A.2008. BRRI dhan33 in Cropping Systems for higher Productivity and Monga mitigation in North-West Bangladesh in Proceedings of  the National Workshop on Research and Development of Multiple Cropping System in Bangladesh held  at BARC, Farmgate, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 23-24 April, 2008.pp183-194
  11. Mazid .M.A, Khamarker, A.M. Mortimer, and C.R Riches.2008. Developments in direct seeding of rainfed rice in the High Barind Tract in Improving Agricultural Productivity in Rice-Based Systems of High Barind Tract of Bangladesh 2008 Edited by C. Riches, D. Harris, D.E. Johnson, and B. Hardy The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) pp.33-46
  12. Mazid M.A., Riches, C.R., Mortimer, A.M., Wade, L.J ., Johnson, D.E.2006. Improving rice based cropping systems in north-west Bangladesh. 15th Australian Weeds Conference held at Adelaide, Australia. In Proceedings. p 331-334.
  13. Mazid M.A., Mortimer, A. M., Riches, C.R., Orr, A. , Karmarker, B.,  Ali, A.,  Jabbar, M.A., Wade, L.J. 2005.Rice establishment in drought-prone areas of Bangladesh. In: Rice is life: scientific perspectives for the 21st century. Proceedings of the World Rice Research Conference held in Tokyo and Tsukuba, Japan, 5-7 November 2004. Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. CD. p 193-195 and also in Abstract-section-6,#833,pp37.
  14. Hossain, M, Mazid, M. A. , Karmaker, B., Kamal, M. M., Islam, M. Sh., Ali, M. A., and Zami, M.A.(2004). Agronomic management of hybrid rice for better yield . Bangladesh Agron. J.10 (1&2):23-30).
  15. Kader, A., Mazid, M. A., Karmakar, B., Ahmed, N.  and Julfiquare, A. W. 2003. Performance of promising rice Hybrids in Northern –west part of Bangladesh under irrigated ecosystem. Bangladeh J. Agril.Sci.30(2):295-298, July,2003
  16. Kader, A., Mazid, M. A., B. Karmakar, M. Hossain and A. W. Julfiquare. (2002) Synchronization in flowering of parental lines of Hybrid rice by phosphorus fertilizer. J.Bio-Sci.10:65-69,2002
  17. Karmakar. Mazid, M. A., Ali, M. A., Kader, M. A., and Sikdar, B. (2002) Varietal Performance of Hybrid and Inbred Rice Affected by Different Level of Nitrogen. Bangladesh J. genet.biotechnol. 3(1&2):21-24, 2002 (June & December)
  18. Mazid, M. A., Hossain, M., Hamid Miah, M. A., and Karmakar, B. (2001). Vegetative Propagation of Hybrid Rice as a Seed Saving Device.Bangladesh genet.biotechnol. 2(1&2):01-07,2001 (June & December)
  19. Uddin, M. R, Mamun, A. A.,  Mazid, A. and Islam, M. S. ( 2001). Dry matter accumulation of hybrid and inbred rice in aman season and its impact on crop performance. Bangladesh J. of Agril Sci. .28(2):375-383,2001 (July)
  20. Mazid, M.A., A.B.S. Sarker, M.I.U. Mollah, M. Saleque and L.J. Wade. (2001). Integrated nutrient management  in  rainfed rice-chickpea cropping  system  for  increasing  productivity  of the  high  barind  tract  of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. of Agril .Sci..28(.2):215-221, 2001July)
  21. Mazid, MA, MAJabbar, CR Riches, EJZ Robinson, M Mortimer, LJ Wade. 2001. Weed management implications of introducing dry-seeding of rice in the Barind Tract of Bangladesh. The BCPC Conference: Weeds, 2001, Volume 1 and Volume 2. Proceedings of an international conference held at the Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton, UK, 12-15 November 2001. P.211-2160.
  22. Mazid, M.A., Sarker, A.B.S., Mollah, M.I.U., Hasan, M., and Wade, L.J. (2000). Rainfed rice – chickpea cropping system , as affected by different sources of N application in the medium toposequence of the high barind tract of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. of Sci. and Tech.  2(2):171-177, 2000 (July).
  23. Wade, LJ, Fukai, S., Samson, B.K., Ali, A., Mazid, M.A. Rainfed lowland rice: physical environment and cultivar requirements. Field Crops Research 1999, 64(1):3-12, DOI: 10.1016/S0378-4290(99)00047-7
  24. Wade, L.J., Amarante, S.T., Olea, A., Harnpichitvitaya, D., Nakalang, K., Wihardjaka, A., Sengar, S.S. Mazid,A.,  Singh, G.,  and McLaren, C.G.  (Philippines, Thailand, India, Bangladesh). (1999). Nutrient requirements in rainfed lowland rice. Field Crops Research 64 (1-2), 1999, 91-107(November)
  25. Abedin, M.J. Saleque, M.A., Panullah, G.M., and Mazid, M.A.. (1998). Evaluation of Two Concepts of Fertilization for Wheat in a Calcareous Soil of Bangladesh. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 21 (9), 1843-1854 (1998).
  26. Eusuf Harun, M., Rashid, A., Azmal, A.K.M., Mazid M.A., and Jabber, M.A. (1995). A Comparative Study of Supergranular and Prilled Urea Application in Irrigated Rice. Bangladesh Rice J.6(1&2):13-16
  27. M.A. and Siddique, A.B. 1985. Status of development of fertilizer deep placement applicators in report. of Technical Session of Fertilizer Nitrogen Deep Placement for Rice. Bangladesh Agril. Res. Council, Dhaka, July 8-9, 1985. Report pp. 155-179.
  28. Bhuiyan, N.I., Mazid, M.A., and Saleque, M.S. 1985. Fertilizer N Deep Placement Status of Research by BRRI. In Report of Technical Session of Fertilizer Nitrogen Deep Placement for Rice. Bangladesh Agril. Res. Council, Dhaka, July 8-9, 1985.Reports pp. 27-51.
  29. Mazid, MA., A. Sattar and M.A. Razzaque. 1987. Maximizing nitrogen efficiency in wetland rice.  Bangladesh Agron. J.2 (1): 9-15.
  30. Mian, M.J.A., Rouf, M.A., Rashid, M.H., Mazid, M.A., and Eaqub, M. Residual effects of TSP and farmyard manure under renewed application of urea on the yield of crops yield of crops and some chemical properties of soil.  Bangladesh Agron. J.2 (1): 9-15.
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