Kesava Rao AVR (Honorary Fellow-Agro-Meteorology)
Email: k.rao@cgiar.org
Phone: +91 40 30713506

Research Papers:

2016

Transforming Weather Index-Based Crop Insurance in India: Protecting Small Farmers from Distress - Status and a Way Forward (Research Report IDC-8). KV Raju, Gopal Naik, R Ramseshan, Tushar Pandey, Partha Joshi, KH Anantha, AVR Kesava Rao, D Moses Shyam and D Kumara Charyulu (2016): 2016. (Type: Book | Links | BibTeX)

2013

Crop coefficients of Jatropha (Jatropha curcas) and Pongamia (Pongamia pinnata) using water balance approach. KK Garg, SP Wani and AVRK Rao (2013): In: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, pp. 1–16, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Increased arid and semi-arid areas in India with associated shifts during 1971-2004. AVRK Rao, SP Wani, KK Singh, MI Ahmed, K Srinivas, SD Bairagi and O Ramadevi (2013): In: Journal of Agrometeorology, 15 (1), pp. 11–18, 2013, (Research results of this paper are a part of the ICRISAT-NICRA project and financial support provided by the NICRA, ICAR is gratefully acknowledged.). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Moisture stress assessment through NDVI and climate tools for crop management at Anantpur district, AP. AVRK Rao, DVK Nageswara Rao, SP Wani, PS Minhas, MI Ahmed and G Madhukar (2013): In: Soam , Sreekant and Rao (Ed.): Geospatial Technologies for Natural Resources Management, pp. 363–374, New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi, India, 2013. (Type: Incollection | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

2012

Improved livelihoods and building resilience in the semi-arid tropics: Science-led, knowledge-based watershed management. SP Wani, WD Dar, G Dileepkumar, KK Garg and AVRK Rao (2012): In: Griffiths , Rowlands and Witthaus (Ed.): Climate Exchange, pp. 69–71, Tudor Rose, UK, 2012. (Type: Incollection | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Integrated land and water management for controlling land degradation and improving agricultural productivity in Northeast Thailand. T Wangkahart, P Pathak, P Seehaban, A Bhotinam, P Chueychoom, SP Wani, AVRK Rao and R Sudi (2012): In: Wani , Pathak and Sahrawat (Ed.): Community Watershed Management for Sustainable Intensification in Northeast Thailand, pp. 30–66, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2012. (Type: Incollection | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Water requirement and use by Jatropha curcas in a semi-arid tropical location. AVRK Rao, SP Wani, P Singh, K Srinivas and CH Srinivasa Rao (2012): In: Biomass & Bioenergy, 39 , pp. 175–181, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Root growth in Jatropha and its implications for drought adaptation. L Krishnamurthy, M Zaman-Allah, S Marimuthu, SP Wani and AVR Kesava Rao (2012): In: Biomass & Bioenergy, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

2011

Application of new science tools in integrated watershed management for enhancing impacts. SP Wani, PS Roy, AVRK Rao, J Barron, K Ramachandran and V Balaji (2011): In: Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture, pp. 159–204, CRC Press(Taylor & Francis), London, UK, 2011. (Type: Incollection | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Crop growth simulation models vis-a-vis climate change impact and adaptation strategies. AVRK Rao and SP Wani (2011): In: VUM Rao, AVMS Rao, PV Kumar, S Desai, US Saikia, NN Srivastava and B Venkateswarlu (Ed.): Agricultural drought: climate change and rainfed agriculture, pp. 237–242, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 2011. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)
Evapotranspiration paradox at a semi-arid location in India. AVRK Rao and SP Wani (2011): In: Journal of Agrometeorology, 13 (1), pp. 3–8, 2011. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Harnessing new science tools through IWMP to unlock potential of rain-fed agriculture. SP Wani, AVRK Rao and KK Garg (2011): In: Use of High Science Tools in Integrated Watershed Management Proceedings of the National Symposium, pp. 1–48, 2011. (Type: Inproceeding | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Second green revolution: Growth engine for transformation. The associated chambers of commerce and industry of India. KK Sharma, SP Wani, NT Yaduraju, S Nedumaran, AVRK Rao, SD Mazumdar, A Ashok Kumar, P Bhatnagar-Mathur, SM Tripathi, SM Karuppanchetty, S Aravazhi, R Purushothaman, J Philroy and N Anitha (2011): The Associated Chambers Of Commerce and Industry of India New Delhi, India, 2011. (Type: Technical Manual | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Use of agroclimatic datasets for improved planning of watersheds. AVRK Rao, SP Wani and P Singh (2011): In: Use of High Science Tools in Integrated Watershed Management Proceedings of the National Symposium, pp. 145–155, 2011. (Type: Inproceeding | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)