Program Director, World Technology Access Program (WorldTAP)
Professor, Department of Entomology
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Pest Management and Plant Breeding, 1985
M.S., Alabama A & M University , Agriculture, 1982
B.S., Konkan Agricultural University, India , Agriculture, 1979
Dr. Karim Maredia is a Professor with the Institute of International Agriculture at Michigan State University and and Program Director of the Institute’s World Technology Access Program (WorldTAP). He received his Ph.D. degree in Integrated Pest Management and Plant Breeding from University of Arkansas in 1985. Prior to joining MSU, he worked from 1986-89 at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico.He has been actively involved with various international development projects for the past 15 years.
Dr. Maredia has a wealth of project management experience especially in designing and implementing international training and capacity building programs with developing countries. These programs include Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture; Agricultural Biotechnology; Food Safety; Biosafety; and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Technology Transfer. He served as the Training and Technology Transfer Coordinator for the USAID funded Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project at MSU, a project devoted to facilitating technology transfer to developing countries, from 1995- 2003. He has co-edited a Handbook on Global IPM published by CAB International in the UK. He served as the Director of the Central Asia Regional IPM CRSP Program for the past 5 years. Currently, he is actively collaborating with a number of international development agencies (CGAIR, USAID, FAO, World Bank, USDA-ARS, USDA-FAS, USA-Costa Rica Foundation etc.).