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Dakshina Murthy Kadiyala

Senior Scientist (Systems Modeling)
Hyderabad, India
Dakshina Murthy is a Senior Scientist and systems modeler working at Innovation Systems for the Drylands (ISD), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), based in Hyderabad/India. He obtained his PhD from University of Florida, Gainesville, US with major in Soil and Water Science under Indo-US Agricultural knowledge Intiative program. He started work for ICRISAT in 2013 in Hyderabad working with Global Futures and Strategic Foresight (GFSF) project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and CRP-PIM. Dakshina Murthy led the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) as part of the South india team, conducting integrated assessments of the effects of climate change on global and regional food production and security, analyzing adaptation options in rainfed croppign systems. He is also leading climate change adaptation project funded by MOEFCC, Govt. of India in operation in Telangana, India. He is also holding Associate Professor (Agronomy) position with Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur, India. Dakshina‘s expertise mostly in the areas of agronomy and soil science, crop growth modeling, climate risk management, spatial analysis and he has published more than 25 journal articles and 5 book chapters.