STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences


Ask Anwar Battikhi where he's from and he'll offer an oratory of familial descent beginning with his great grandfather's emigration from Syria to Jordan in the mid-19th century. It's clear roots run deep for this world-renowned soil scientist who has a knack for storytelling as well as agricultural research, educational leadership and policymaking. Battikhi ('77 PhD soil physics) of Amman, Jordan is a professor of soil physics and irrigation at the University of Jordan and a recognized expert in several agricultural disciplines.