Dr Bijay Ghosh
Dr. Bijay Ghosh has a long 35 years experience of research, working with bast fiber crops like jute, hemp, kenaf and ramie with special reference to the crop development and post harvest processing of the fibers. He has multi disciplinary background of agricultural chemistry and microbiology and has worked in countries like Japan (Kyoto and Osaka Univ.), Israel (The Weizmann Institute of Science) and the U.K. (The Montfort Univ.) in diverse fields. He has more than 40 research publications and is a member of various scientific societies and organizations. He took special interest to hemp (Cannabis) when he visited Canada in the autumn of 2008. Upon joining Indian Industrial Hemp Association (IIHA) in 2014 as Director, R&D, he is trying developing a global net work of researchers to address all facets of hemp research starting from agriculture up to the manufacture of finished products. Under his able guidance the IIHA is creating facilities for testing and quality assurance of hemp products like seed, oil, fiber, yarn, fabric and composites.