Dr James Jacob, Director, Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII), was presented with the Distinguished Scientist Award instituted by Dr. C.S . Venkataram Memorial Trust at the recently held National Symposium on Plantation crops at CPCRI, Kasaragod. The award is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Indian plantation crops sector.
The Trust recognized Dr Jacob’s contributions made in the areas of photosynthesis, stress physiology, climate change, sustainable development and the leadership that he has been giving to RRII and plantation crops research in the country.
The award is given every two years to a leading scientist from spices and plantation crops research fraternity.