Professor Paul Teng


Professor Paul Teng is an expert in food security, agri- & bio- technology innovations & entrepreneurship & sustainable development. He has over thirty years of experience from positions in international organizations (the International Rice Research Institute, and the Worldfish Centre), U.S. universities (University of Minnesota, University of Hawaii) and the private sector. He is Chair, International Service for the Acquisition of Agribiotech Applications, Adjunct Professor, Murdoch University, Australia, and Senior Fellow, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, Philippines. Concurrently, he is Managing Director, NIE International Pte. Ltd., and Adjunct Senior Fellow, Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, RSIS, both of Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Prof. Teng has won numerous awards for his work: the Eriksson Prize in Plant Pathology (Royal Swedish Academy of Science), an Honorary Doctor of Science (from Murdoch University, Australia) & is a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society, The International Society of Plant Pathology, and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He has published/ co-published 12 books & over 300 technical papers. His book on BioScience Entrepreneurship in Asia is used in several universities and his latest book is “Food Matters – Food Security and the Future of Food” (2018). Professor Teng has visited over 40 countries in support of development projects through consultancies with the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GiZ), the Asian Productivity Organization, and the Food & Agriculture Organization, U.N.

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