In my own words . . .

Here are some of my thoughts about growing up, university, science, working abroad, potatoes and rice, and international agricultural research in general – and many other things besides.

This is my exit seminar from 4 March 2010:


The IRRI Pioneer Interview was conducted by Communication and Publications Services head, Gene Hettel, and filmed by Joe Ibabao in early February 2010 (you can find a full transcript of the interview here):

The IRRI 50th anniversary gala dinner on 14 April 2010 was also the despedida for Steph and me. I had the opportunity of thanking everyone for the various gifts, and to comment on a few issues before I retired:

4 thoughts on “In my own words . . .

  1. boy says:

    Mike!!!!!! Boy Siojo here! Your dive instructor. How are you?

    • Mike Jackson says:

      Hi Boy – great to hear from you. I’m doing well. Have been retired for three years now and back in the UK. No diving though. But I thoroughly enjoyed my years diving in the Philippines.

  2. Winterbourne House and Garden says:

    Greetings Mike from Winterbourne House and Garden. Perhaps you remember as the Winterbourne Research Gardens from your University of Birmingham days? You can find our blog at http://www.diggingfordirt.wordpress.com if you’d like to see what we’re up to now

    • Mike Jackson says:

      Thanks for the comment. Not only do I remember it – I used to work there. I had an office for some time when i was a graduate student in the 1970s, and also when I joined the staff in the Department of Plant Biology. My research on potatoes was carried out at Winterbourne.

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