Samsul Huda

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Name: Samsul Huda
Highest qualification and awarding university PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Designation Associate Professor
Employer Western Sydney University
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Key areas of interest Climate-smart agriculture, food and water security, natural resources including water management, climatic and environmental  risk and opportunity management with a focus on engaging stakeholders, community and government agencies to enhance sustainability of water and land use in both peri-urban and rural landscapes.
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Samsul Huda is an associate professor in agroclimatology, agronomy ad modelling and has over 30 years’ teaching, research and outreach experience. His current research has a particular focus on: climate-smart agriculture; food and water security; crop, soil and water management for livelihood improvement; agriculture and water education; engagement and capacity building; environmental sustainability.  He is passionate about understanding the social, economic, cultural, policy and institutional aspects of food and water security, and engaging communities, governments and other stakeholders to address local and regional natural resources including water issues. He has more than 270 publications to his name, including over 40 articles in peer-reviewed, international journals and led several major externally funded research projects.

Research Project

  1. Period: 2017-2021: Livelihood improvement through climate-smart agriculture: An Australia-India Initiative, Role: Project Leader, Funding Source: Australia-India Council.
  2. Period: 2013-2017: Improving Food Security in Qatar: Assessing Alternative Cropping Systems Feasibility and Productivity in Variable Climates, Soil and Marketing Environments, Role: Project Leader, Funding Source: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), National Priority Research Program (NPRP) 
  3. Period: 2010-2014: Food Security and Climate Change: Evaluating Mismatch between Crop Development and Water Availability in the Asia-Pacific region, Role: Project Leader, Funding Source:  US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) of the National Science Foundation of the USA, and Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN),    

Key Publications/Reports

  1. Maiti, R.K., Kumari, A., Huda, A.K.S., Mandal, D., and Begum, S. 2020. Advances in Cotton Science: Botany, Production and Crop Improvement, Apple Academic Press, Palm Bay, Florida, USA.
  2. Mukherjee A, Huda A.K.S, 2018, Assessment of climate variability and trend on wheat productivity in West Bengal, India : crop growth simulation approach, Climatic Change, vol 147, no 1-2, pp 235-252
  3. Issaka, A; Paek, J; Abdella, K; Pollanen, M; Huda, A.K.S; Kaitibie, S; Goktepe, I; Haq, M.M; and Moustafa, A. 2016. Analysis and calibration of empirical relationships for estimating evapotranspiration in Qatar: A case study. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, vol 143, no. 2, pp : 1 –7.
  4. Huda, A.K.S., Wani, S.P., Mei, X., and Sadras, V, 2012. Food Security and Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific Region: Evaluating Mismatch between Crop Development and Water Availability. APN Science Bulletin, Issue 2: 42-48, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research; ISSN 2185-761X. (PDF, 18.5M)
  5. Huda, A.K.S., Mehortra, R, and Sharma, A, 2010. Adaptation strategies in coping with climate change impacts for improved crop health and sustainable food production, Chapter 19, pages 325-342 in Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia  (ed. R. Lal), Springer, New York.