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Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Soil and water sciences department
"Dr. Pedro Sanchez’ name is almost synonymous with tropical soil science. Born and raised in Cuba, Dr. Pedro Sanchez obtained his BS, MS and PhD degrees at Cornell University and spent the subsequent 50 years alternating between US universities and international research centers of the CGIAR, starting with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines, where he was a Cornell–sponsored graduate student and a foot soldier in the Asian Green Revolution. His work has influenced research in agronomy, ecology, and changed the way technology is used to increase food production."