Under the patronage of The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
World Agroforestry Centre
From 1992 to 2002 Dr Garrity served as Regional Coordinator of the ICRAF Southeast Asia Programme, based in Bogor, Indonesia . He created the regional programme, and led the systems improvement research in the region to develop and evaluate agroforestry alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture. He worked extensively on the development of conservation-oriented agroforestry systems for sloping uplands. He has been active in the development of institutional innovations related to farmer-led organisations in sustainable agriculture and natural resources management. He served as agronomist/crop ecologist and head of the Agroecology Unit at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines between 1982 and 1992.
Dr Garrity has a BSc degree in agriculture from Ohio State University, an MSc in agronomy from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños, and a PhD in crop physiology from the University of Nebraska.