The University Press Limited honour Hugh Brammer

As part of World Environment Day, the University Press Limited (UPL) have chosen to honour the work of author Hugh Brammer.

World Environment Day is observed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to encourage worldwide global awareness on taking positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. 

Hugh Brammer worked in Bangladesh for FAO in the late 50's to organize the reconnaissance soil survey of Bangladesh. Later he came in 1974 and worked till 1986 working mainly with the Ministry of Agriculture as an agricultural development adviser.

He has written many books on soils, agriculture and land use in Bangladesh which has been published by UPL. His relentless contribution to the scholarly discourse on these important areas is an invaluable asset for the agricultural and environmental policy making in Bangladesh. He has also made significant contributions to CSASP-led research project "Resources, greenhouse gases, technology and jobs in India's informal economy", with work-in-progress papers on arsenic in groundwater, climate change and development in Bangladesh and the Bangladesh flood action plan.
Mr. Brammer was awarded the Bangladesh President’s Gold Medal for Agriculture in 1979. FAO’s B. R. Sen Award in 1981, the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) by the British Government in 1987 and the Royal Geographical Society’s Busk Medal for Scientific Discovery and Research in 2006.

Further information on Mr. Brammer and his work can be found on his own website.