Srikanth Rupavatharam

Srikanth Rupavatharam
Scientist - Digitial Agriculture
Innovation Systems for the Drylands Program

Dr Srikanth Rupavatharam is working as a Scientist under the Digital Agriculture theme in the Innovations Systems for the Drylands research program at ICRISAT. He holds a PhD in Postharvest technologies from Massey University (NZ) and a Masters in the same field from the University of Essex, UK. He is a Marshal Papworth Scholar and also a recipient of the prestigious Gardner’s Prize, 2005 in the field of horticulture from the Worshipful Company of Gardeners (London) for excellence in Master’s study. Srikanth received Helen E. Akers PhD scholarship to undertake doctoral study and recently awarded by the Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored ‘David Livingstone Fellowship’ from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

Srikanth has over 18 years of rich experience in implementing agricultural research and development projects. He has worked in diverse cultural backgrounds in the United Kingdom, Africa, Oceana (NZ) and India and has over 20 research publications to his credit.

Srikanth has expertise in conducting quality assessments using non-destructive techniques and digital agricultural strategy for startups. Srikanth is experienced in process engineering of Artificial Intelligence, UAV (Drones) and Big Data projects. Srikanth likes his work to impact smallholder farmers by building their capacities through innovative digital tools for agricultural extension and management.

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