Introduction

Currently working as a Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Society at the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mirza Barjees Baig started his scientific career in 1983 as a researcher at the Pakistan Agricultural

Dr. Mirza Barjees Baig


Professional Achievements


Currently working as a Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Society at the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mirza Barjees Baig started his scientific career in 1983 as a researcher at the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan and in that capacity, he worked on the various issues related to soils and crops.

He received his education in both social and natural sciences from USA. He completed his Ph.D. in Extension for Natural Resource Management from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA. He earned his MS degree in International Agricultural Extension in 1992 from the Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA and was placed on the "Roll of Honour". During his doctoral program, he was honoured with “1995 Outstanding Graduate Student Award”.

He has been associated with the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada as the Special Graduate Faculty in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Planning from 2000-2005. He served as a Foreign Professor at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) through Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, from 2005-2009.

At the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), he served as the Coordinator for M.Sc. Rural Development degree program. Along with many publications, he has produced books on Natural Resource Management in Pakistan and Social Forestry in Pakistan. He was the member of committee, revising curricula for MSc (Hons), Agricultural Extension and MSc (Hons.) and Forestry Extension degree programmes at the AIOU.

He serves on the editorial Boards of many International Journals including: International Journal of Agriculture and Biology; TC- Biodiversity Journal, Canada; Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development. Dr. Baig is the member of many national and international professional organizations including Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists.