Mohammad Abdur Rashid

Senior Specialist
Contact No.: 01712272764
Email: arashid@cegisbd.com

Career Summary

Mr. Rashid has been working in CEGIS since 2002 as an agriculturist of a multidisciplinary EIA team for conducting IEE, EIA and environmental monitoring studies of water resources, communication, power, gas and planning sector projects. He is also involved in crop modelling, crop water demand assessment, irrigation water management, trans-boundary issues, climate change and disaster management projects. In addition, he is also involved as a trainer on environmental impact assessment (EIA) and climate change impact on agriculture. Having strong data analysis and computational capabilities with different computer software like DRAS (Drought Assessment) model, AquaCrop (FAO’s crop water productivity model) model, DSSAT (A Decision Support System for Agro-technology Transfer) model, SWAT (Soil & Water Assessment Tool), CROPWAT, ALU (Agriculture and Landuse National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Software), CLIK (Climate Information tool Kit) and CPT (Climate Predictability Tool), CRAFT (CCAFS’s Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolkit); have good knowledge about GIS application in land resources and agriculture sector; also have good knowledge about different application packages viz. MS Access, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.


Education

B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering, 2000 & M.S in Agricultural Engineering (FPM), 2005


Area of Interest/Expertise

Soil, Agriculture, Crop Modelling and Climate Change


Publications

Adaptation Options for Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in Agriculture Sector of Bangladesh
2015

Ruanne. Alex, M. A. Rashid, F. Nusrat, M. T. A. Hossain (2015), Adaptation Options for Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in Agriculture Sector of Bangladesh. In Hassan.Ahmadul & Luke Parsons (Eds), Climate Change Risk and Adaptation in Bangladesh (pp. 49-65). Green University Press, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Climate change impacts on crop production and water requirement in southern Barisal, Bangladesh
2015

Maniruzzaman. M, J.C. Biswas, M.A.I. Khan, G.W. Sarker, S.S. Haque, J.K. Biswas, M.H. Sarker, M. A. Rashid, N.U. Sekhar, A. Nemes, S. Xenarios, J. Deelstra. 2015 Climate change impacts on crop production and water requirement in southern Barisal, Bangladesh. Revitalizing the Ganges Coastal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices Conference Proceedings, CGIAR. pp. 39-52.

Climate change impact on Rice Production and Crop Water Demand
2014

Ulllah M. W, M. A. Rashid (2014), Climate change impact on Rice Production and Crop Water Demand. In Biswas. J. C & M Maniruzzaman (Eds), Climate Change and Adaptation: Crop Production in Drought and Saline Prone Areas of Bangladesh (pp. 56-66). Akshar, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

Climate Change and Water Availability in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin: Impact on Local Crop Production and Policy Directives
2014

Hassan. Ahmadul, S Wahid, M L Shrestha, M. A. Rashid, T Ahmed, A Mazumder, M H Sarker, B M T A Hossain, S Mumu, and M H Sarker. 2014. Climate Change and Water Availability in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin: Impact on Local Crop Production and Policy Directives. Research insights on climate and water in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. Kathmandu: ICIMOD. pp. 97-107.

Use of DRAS Model for Irrigated Wheat Cultivation
2008

M. A. Hossain, M. A. Haque, M. A. Ibrahim, E.H. Choudhury and M. A. Rashid. 2008. Use of DRAS Model for Irrigated Wheat Cultivation. Bangladesh J. Agri. Engg. 19 (1&2) 19-26

Physical and Mechanical Properties of Some Selected Wheat Varieties at Different Moisture Contents
2005

M. Z. Abedin, M. Z. Rahaman and M. A. Rashid. 2005. Physical and Mechanical Properties of Some Selected Wheat Varieties at Different Moisture Contents. Progress. Agric. 16(1): 185-193