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Dr. Mannava Sivakumar
International Expert in Agricultural Climatology

Achiever's Success Story

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall

Dr. Mannava Sivakumar obtained his Ph.D in Agricultural Climatology from the Iowa State University (USA) in 1977. He was elected to the Honour Society GAMMA SIGMA DELTA of USA in 1976. Dr Sivakumar has over 40 years of international experience in the area of Agroclimatology, having served for 20 years in the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and later in the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for 20 years. During his professional career, he organized over 60 international workshops and expert group meetings in all six continents of the world.  

Dr Sivakumar has over 300 publications to his credit, including 54 books and 87 articles in various international journals.  From 2013 to 2016, Dr Sivakumar served as the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal “Weather and Climate Extremes” published by Elsevier and is currently the Founding Editor-in-Chief of this journal.  In February 2021, Dr Sivakumar received a recognition certificate from Elsevier and Climate Services Journal.  

Dr Sivakumar received the “Young Scientist Award’ and the Science Academy Medal from the Indian National Science Academy of India in 1983. He received the Fertilizer Association of India Award in 1985 for the best paper published in 1984-85.  In 1992, Dr Sivakumar was elected as the Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences of India.  

In recognition of his international contributions, Dr Sivakumar was elected as a Fellow of several  international scientific societies including the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences of India, National Environmental Science Academy of India, the Indian Meteorological Society, the American Society of Agronomy, the Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences of Belgium, the Academy of Georgofili of Italy and the Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science.

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