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Dr. Walter T. Bowen,
Interim Director
Center for Tropical Agriculture
University of Florida c/o
Ag - International Programs
2039 McCarty Hall
Gainesville, FL. 32611-0282
E-mail: wbowen@ufl.edu
Tel: (352) 392-1965
Fax: (352) 392-7127



Walter T. Bowen has more than 25 years of international agricultural research and development experience that includes project management; participatory research with smallholder farmers; capacity building for NARS scientists and NGO personnel; and the development, testing, and application of soil and crop growth simulation models. His work has focused on collaborative research, technology dissemination, and process-based model development and application projects in Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, India, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Nepal, Peru, Romania, Venezuela, and Vietnam. He has held overseas positions with the U.S. Peace Corps, Cornell University, the International Potato Center (CIP), and the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). He did his dissertation research in the Cerrados of Brazil, and after completion of his Ph.D. he returned to Brazil to coordinate a Cornell/Embrapa research project first in the Cerrados then in the Amazon. Dr. Bowen has agricultural research and development experience with cropping systems in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, having lived and worked in agro-environments that stretch from the humid tropics to savannas to high mountains. Dr. Bowen is Director of International Programs, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida. 


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