Dr. Kamalendu B. Paul serves as a Professor of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and a State Extension Specialist with the Lincoln University of Missouri. He received his undergraduate education in India, M.S. in Plant & Soil Science from Tuskegee University in Alabama, and Ph. D. in Biology (Plant Physiology) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He was involved in classroom teaching and field research for approximately 15 years, before he got involved in international development work in the mid-1980s. During his 12 plus years stint in Africa, he has served in various capacities in 14 countries. He first worked in Rwanda as a farming systems agronomist for over three years. His subsequent assignments were as follows: Regional Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisor with USAID’s REDSO/ESA in Nairobi; Chief-of-Party for the Natural Resources Management Project in the Republic of Guinea; and Project Manager for the Makerere University Biological Field Station (MUBFS) Project located in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Upon return to Lincoln University in 1998, he taught Introduction to Natural Resources, and Soil and Water Conservation & Management courses for two years. He presently serves as the Leader of the Innovative Small Farmers Outreach Program (ISFOP), and as the Co-Coordinator for the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (NCR-SARE) program for the state of Missouri. He mentors several junior faculty, and reviews grant proposals for USDA and other governmental agencies.