ABOUT DR. SULTAN MEHMOOD
Dr. Sultan Mahmood played his part for Food Security in Pakistan right after his PhD and closely addressed three contributory factors of this process, viz. environmental impacts, human food productivity and nutrient utilization out of five basic pillars, where other two untouched areas are food availability & food affordability.
First decade’s strives, in fact, revolved around rendering services to agriculture & livestock sectors through FAO, GTZ, BRSP, Punjab Government & Universities at US, Poland, Germany and Denmark. In second decade he used the blend of experience with his multidisciplinary team players through completing 270 projects in the areas of food, social & environment to shape-up the diverse portfolio of viable Food Security System and emphasized two other interdependent disciplines, viz. animal/plant sources of human food, and physical/social environment, e.g. climate change & community behavior.
Since 2012, the third decade envisages to help the policy makers to embark on the FAO defined (2011) food security dimensions and meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to Food & Environment.
He has in-depth policy experience in conserving Natural Resources (land, water, animal/plant) by mitigating the adverse impacts of mega constructions for power generation, highway network, irrigation system, waste management, etc. to ensure security of human food production by sustaining an equilibrium between Urban & Rural Developments. This complex niche gets successful ends most of the times when he works for projects funded by government, universities, NGOs, and the private sector.
He welcomes receiving R&D grants to improve livestock/crop productivity for economic uplift of community as well as to offset the adverse impacts of climate change.