News - March 28, 2013

ISRIC director to leave

Prem Bindraban off to Washington

Prem Bindraban, director of the ISRIC soil institute, will leave on 15 June. He is to become director of the Virtual Fertilizer Research Center in Washington. This organization was set up in 2010 to develop a new generation of fertilizers and fertilization methods. Production ecologist Bindraban spent the last two decades studying and working in Wageningen. He was one of the first to point out that the cultivation of biofuels could be at the expense of food production. Bindraban has been the director of ISRIC, a global reference centre for soil scientists, since 2009. This summer, ISRIC will be moving to new premises between Gaia and Lumen.