Dr Usha Zehr
Dr. Usha Zehr is the Chief Technology Officer at Mahyco, one of the leading agri-biotech companies in India.has played a pivotal role in various innovations and technology applications in agriculture, especially hybrid seeds and biotech crops and has been instrumental in bringing India’s first biotech crop Bt cotton in 2002 which has transformed the Indian cotton sector and positioned the country as the largest producer of cotton in the world. Also the introduction of Bt brinjal/eggplant in Bangladesh with partners there is changing the lives eggplant farmers. Her work with health and education further supports the desire to improve lives in rural India. One small innovation in agriculture can impact millions of lives.