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researcher , Agricultural engineer

Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Indian agricultural engineer, researcher. Fellow: National Academy Agricultural Sciences of India, American Society Agronomy, Indian Meteorological Society (honorary); member: African Meteorological Society, Royal Academy Overseas Sciences (correspondent), Soil Science Society of America.

Background

Sivakumar, Mannava V.K. was born on August 30, 1950 in Guntur, India. Son of Narasimharao and Saraswathi Mannava.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, A.P. Agricultural University, India, 1970. Master of Science in Agronomy, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Agroclimatology, Iowa State University, 1977.

Career

Principal agroclimatologist International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad, India, 1981—1984, Niamey, Niger, 1984—1991, team leader resource management program Niger, 1991—1993, director soils and agroclimatology division Niger, 1993—1996. Acting chief agricultural meteorology division World Meteorological Organization, Switzerland, 1997—1998, chief agricultural meteorology division Geneva, since 1998.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in developing more productive and sustainable farming system for the West African Semi-Arid Tropics at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics research locations in Niger, Nigeria and Mali. Research in Worked very closely with the National Programs in Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Nigeria and Chad in the analysis of climatic data from their countries. Research in Developed a new strategy called Weather-Responsive Crop Management Tactics based on the onset of rains that enables raising two crops in a year in the rainfed regions of the Sahel.

    Research in Drought Spells and Drought Frequencies in West Africa.

Membership

Fellow: National Academy Agricultural Sciences of India, American Society Agronomy, Indian Meteorological Society (honorary). Member: African Meteorological Society, Royal Academy Overseas Sciences (correspondent), Soil Science Society of America.

Connections

Married Vanaja Seethamraju, June 23, 1978. Children: Vishwanath Mannava, Priya Mannava.

father:
Narasimharao Mannava

mother:
Saraswathi Mannava

spouse:
Vanaja Seethamraju

children:
Vishwanath Mannava Sivakumar

Priya Mannava Sivakumar