Director, International Program in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Assistant Professor
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
B.Sc. Punjab Agricultural University, India
M.S. The Ohio State University, USA
Ph. D. Michigan State University, USA
Dr. Nanda P Joshi is an assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Science (ANS), College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). He received his bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry form Punjab Agricultural University, India and MS from the Ohio State University in Animal Science. He received his doctoral degree from Michigan State University in Animal Science. He coordinates International Food Safety Short Course. In collaboration with the faculty in the Department of Animal Science and College of Veterinary Medicine, he designed and coordinates the “Animal agriculture: Best Practices in Quality Milk Production and Dairy Value Chain” short course that enable scientists learn best practices in dairy production systems. He also coordinates “International Dairy Production Medicine clerkship for NOSAI Veterinarians from Japan” at the College of Veterinary Medicine. He is involved in capacity building in many countries. He has hosted several scientists from many countries including; India, Tajikistan, Nepal, Si Lanka, Kenya, Iraq, South Africa, Mozambique in the areas of animal nutrition and Food Safety. He has He is also a thematic leader in agricultural productivity for the South Asia Partnership Initiative of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
He completed field research “Enhancing Livestock Production Systems in Tajikistan to Mitigate Potential Impacts of Climate Change” under the USAID Livestock Climate Change Collaborative Research Program (LCC CRSP) in collaboration with the Tajik Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Tajikistan. His study was focused on the impacts of climate change on forage production in pastures and cultivated land in Tajikistan. Currently, he is PI of a project in Nepal entitled “Improving Nutrition and Productivity of Buffaloes to adapt to the impacts of Climate Change in Nepal” under USAID Feed the Future Livestock Innovation Lab – Adaptation of Livestock Systems to Climate Change. He initiated the Nepal partnership at MSU. During last five years, has developed partnerships with the key institutions in Nepal and engaged several faculty form MSU in Nepal projects. He has lead organize International workshops in Food Safety in India and Biotechnology workshop in Nepal. Before joining, Michigan State University in 1999, he was a faculty member at the Institute of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University, Rampur, Nepal.
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