Prof. Karim Maredia (Director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at MSU)

Dr. Karim Maredia is a Professor and Senior Global Scholar in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University (MSU).  He serves as the Director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at MSU.  Dr. Maredia has worked in numerous international development projects funded by the USAID, USDA, UN-FAO, the World Bank, Rockefeller Foundation, Winrock International, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Maredia worked with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico as a Research Scientist for three years.  Dr. Maredia has extensively traveled to more than 60 countries around the world and has disseminated knowledge, information and new technologies widely to the global agricultural development community. He has published more than 50 papers, book chapters and co-edited six books.  For his contributions to International Human Resources Development, Dr. Maredia was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree (Doctor Honoris Causa) by the University of Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru in May 2009. In March 2010, Dr. Maredia received the prestigious Ralph Smuckler Award for Advancing International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University. In September 2016, Dr. Maredia was awarded the prestigious International Leadership Award by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture. In April 2017, Dr. Maredia received the Globie Award from the International Students and Scholars (OISS) office at MSU for providing mentorship to international students and scholars from all over the world.Since 2017, Dr. Maredia has been serving as a Member of the African Union (AU) High Level Panel on Emerging Technologies. For his contribution towards the development of plant protection strategies internationally and global promotion of food security, in November 2019, Dr. Maredia received the prestigious International Plant Protection Award of Distinction from the International Plant Protection Congress.  Dr. Karim Maredia can be contacted via e-mail at: or phone at: (517) 775 6627.