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Jul

ICRISAT digital agriculture consultant inducted into Royal Entomological Society

Prof TVK Singh, a consultant for the Digital Agriculture team at ICRISAT has recently been chosen for fellowship of the Royal Entomological Society of London, honoring his contribution to agricultural entomology during his long career.

Dr Srikanth Rupavatharam, Scientist, Digital Agricultural, who has closely worked with Prof Singh since February 2018, said, “Prof Singh has conducted about 147 training programs on ICRISAT mandate crops in themes including crop production, crop protection, digital ag tools etc. for 6,356 farmers in 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh. Additionally, through field demonstrations and interactions, it was possible for Prof TVK Singh to cover 92 Farmer Producer organizations (FPOs) and reach out to more than 20,000 farmers.”

“Prof Singh is also a major contributor in artificial intelligence-backed applications as an annotator for training data sets and as a content developer,” added Dr Rupavatharam. Read more here.

TVK Singh, who retired as Dean of Agriculture in Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), has been selected for the fellowship of Royal Entomological Society of London.

The fellowship has been awarded in recognition of his contribution in the area of Agricultural Entomology. Mr. Singh secured his Ph.D. from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi and has more than 150 research articles in his publication basket in reputed national and international journals.

As a consultant with ICRISAT he has trained more than 20,000 farmers on plant protection in major crops, according to a press release.

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