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Dr. Canagasaby Devendra

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Canagasaby Devendra
Canagasaby Devendra

Dr. Canagasaby Devendra serves Heifer International’s Board of Directors as an At-Large Representative residing in the Asia/South Pacific region.

Devendra’s specialization is in animal nutrition and animal production systems, central to which is integrated natural resource management. He currently serves as a member of the Livestock Advisory Council of the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries, and Chairman of the Malaysia Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation’s (MOSTI) Science Fund grants. He serves on the editorial board of six international journals and as a consultant to eight others.

Previously, Devendra has worked with the University of the West Indies in Trinidad, the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), and was Senior Program Officer responsible for the Animal Production Systems of Asia with the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC). He has served as a consultant for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Commonwealth Secretariat, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and several governments.

Dr. Devendra holds a Bachelor's of Agricultural Science from New Zealand, a Master's of Agricultural Science from Malaysia and a PhD and DS from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He is an Academician (Senior Fellow) to the Academy of Sciences in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dr. Devendra has won many awards including the International Dairy Production award, of which he was the first Asian recipient and the Rotary Gold Medal in Malaysia. He has written 18 books and approximately 464 publications.