SUWON, South Korea—Dr. Kyu-Seong Lee has been named director general of the Department of Central Area Crop Science under the National Institute of Crop Science (NICS) of the Rural Development Administration (RDA) of South Korea, effective 7 March 2016.
Lee has excellent leadership abilities and extensive experience in research and management. He has a distinct capability of developing new agricultural technologies for the future. As director general, Lee will be responsible for improving crop breeding for rice, barley, wheat, and potato; creating new value-added products from these crops; improving the crops and making cropping systems more profitable while responding to climate change and enhancing sustainable agriculture.
Lee was a former director general of the Department of Agricultural Biology, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), RDA in Jeonju City. Before his position at NAAS, Lee worked as a scientist at the International Rice Research Institute, seconded in RDA.