Prof M M Hossain has a MSc (Ag.) Hort., and PhD in Horticulture, and has 35 years of experience in teaching, research and extension in the field of Pomology & Post-Harvest Technology, Olericulture, Floriculture, Plantation Forestry, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Management. He served as Professor and Dean of Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar. He also served World Agroforestry (ICRAF) as State Head of Odisha, and is associated with various research and rural development organisations. Prof Hossain was awarded with Bharat Excellence Award, and has several books, book chapters, and research publications in his credit.