Innovation Systems for the Drylands Program
Dr Srikanth Rupavatharam is a Scientist under the Digital Agriculture theme in the Innovations Systems for the Drylands program of ICRISAT. He holds a PhD in Postharvest technologies from Massey University (NZ) and a Masters in the same field from University of Essex, UK. Srikanth has worked in diverse cultural backgrounds in UK, Africa and Oceana. He is a Marshal Papworth Scholar and also a recipient of the prestigious Gardner’s Prize in the field of horticulture from the Worshipful Company of Gardeners (London). He has over a decade of diverse experience in implementing research and development projects, expertise in conducting baseline-impact assessment studies and near-market research. Srikanth mentors AgTech companies in iHub, ICRISAT handling projects that use Artificial Intelligence, Capacity building of Farmer Producer Organizations and developing digital tools for extension management.