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Agronomist , researcher

Meka Ramamohana Rao, Indian agronomist, researcher. Recipient Jenna Reddy Venkata Reddy Gold medal Farmers' Welfare Trust, Hyderabad, India, 1985.

Background

Rao, Meka Ramamohana was born on July 1, 1947 in Avanigadda, India. Son of Basavapurnaiah and Pushpa Leelavathi (Gadde) Meka.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Agricultural College, Bapatla, India, 1969. Master of Science in Agriculture, Sri Venkateswara Agricultural College, Tirupathi, India, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1975.

Career

Agronomist International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheri, India, 1975-1981, 84-86. Cropping system specialist EMBRAPA/Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación Agropecuaria, Petrolina, Brazil, 1982-1983. Sorghum agronomist International Institute Tropical Agriculture, Maroua, Cameroon, 1986-1988.

Experimental agronomist ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya, 1988-1991, program coordinator, 1991—1999. Associate professor agroforestry University Florida, Gainesville, 1994-1999. Presenter in field.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, gardening, spiritual discourses, social service.

Connections

Married Malathi Kantamneni, May 31, 1974. Children: Venkata, Vikas, Meka.

father:
Basavapurnaiah Meka

mother:
Pushpa Leelavathi (Gadde) Meka

spouse:
Malathi Kantamneni

child:
Venkata Rao

child:
Vikas Rao

child:
Meka Rao