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4.03.2007

William Dar




William D. Dar
AKA William Dollente Dar

  • 1st Filipino and 1st Asian Director General of International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • 1st Filipino and 1st Asian Chair of the Alliance Executive of the Alliance of Centers (AoC, 2005)
  • 1st Filipino alumnus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to become Secretary of Agriculture (1998)


QUOTE
"If we do our job well, the result will be a more just, prosperous and equitable world - a world with the wisdom and resources to tame the monsters of overpopulation and environmental degradation."


DATE OF BIRTH
April 1953

BIRTHPLACE
Ilocos Sur, Philippines


WIFE: Beatriz Meria
CHILDREN: William Jr., May, Celeste, Christine


USEFUL LINKS

ICRISAT Biography of William D. Dar, PhD
Being a different kind of cv. Globally Yours, William Dar
Discovery Manager: William Dar, Merlin of Ethanol
Filipino scientist takes on global desertification
Fighting hunger and poverty* - Keynote speech by William D Dar, Director General, ICRISAT

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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