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Independent experts nominated by country party

V.N.S.Prasad Jasti

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Agricultural Sciences
Natural Resource Management
Soil Science
Geographical Focus
Job function
Division of Resource Management
Telephone number
0091 040-24530177
Work experience
Has been instrumental in developing pulpwood based agroforestry systems in collaboration with paper industry (ITC-PSPD, Sarapaka) which not only arrests land degradation but also contributes towards livelihood enhancement for drought prone areas in semi arid regions. Has about 15 years of experience in developing technologies which arrests soil erosion and land degradation particularly in semi arid regions of the country. Developed technologies involving vegetative measures and silvi pasture systems which not only arrests land degradation but also enhances biomass productivity from degraded lands. Actively involved in development of conservation agriculture technologies which enhances soil quality and enhances productivity. Has been involved in developing Integrated resource management (IRM) technologies for sustainable agricultural production under semi-arid ecosystems in watershed perspective and evaluated several watershed development programs for their effectiveness in arresting land degradation, drought and enhancing agricultural productivity
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Ph.D in Agronomy, Indian Agriculture, Research Institute, (IARI) New Delhi, 1998, _x000D_
M.Sc. (Ag) in Agronomy Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Hyderabad,1992_x000D_
B.Sc (Agriculture) Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, (ANGRAU) , Hyderabad, 1990
Number of Publications
Publication titles
J.V.N.S.Prasad, G.R. Korwar, K.V.Rao, K. Srinivas, C.A.Rama rao, Ch. Srinivasarao, B.Venkateswarlu, S.N. Rao, H.D. Kulkarni 2010Effect of modification of tree density and geometry on intercrop yields and economic returns in Leucaena based agroforestry systems for wood production in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India Experimental Agriculture 46 (2): 155-172;_x000D_
J.V.N.S. Prasad, G.R. Korwar, K.V. Rao, U.K. Mandal, C.A.R. Rao, G.R.Rao, B.Venkateswarlu, S.N. Rao, H.D. Kulkarni, M.R. Rao2010Tree row spacing affected agronomic and economic performance of Eucalyptus -based agroforestry in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India Agroforestry Systems 78 (3): 253-267;_x000D_
JVNS Prasad, GR Korwar, KV Rao, UK Mandal, GR Rao, I Srinivas, B.Venkateswarlu, SN Rao, HD Kulkarni, 2011, Optimum stand density of Leucaena leucocephala for wood production Biomass and Bioenergy ;_x000D_
Prasad, J.V.N.S., Korwar, G.R., Rao, K.V., Srinivas, K., Srinivasa Rao, Ch., Pedababu, B., Venkateswarlu, B., Rao, S.N. and Kulkarni, H.D. (2011); on-farm evaluation of two fast growing trees for biomass production for industrial use in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India. New Forests; _x000D_
UK Mandal, KL Sharma, JVNS Prasad, B Sanjeeva Reddy, B. Narsimlu, US Saikia, RV Adake, P Yadaiah, RN Masane, K Venkanna, B Satyam, B Raju, K Venkatravamma and NN Srivastava, 2012
Other activities
1. Life member of Indian Society of Agronomy, Indian Society of Agroforestry, Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture, Indian Society of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning and Indian Society of Agrometeorology
- Dr. P. S. Deshmukh Young Agronomist Award (2001-2002), Awarded by the Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi for research in the field of Agronomy_x000D_
- Best Poster Award at National Symposium (2006), National Symposium on System for Rice , Intensification, Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad_x000D_
- Editor: Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development , Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development
Organisation name
Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture
Organisation street address
Santoshnagar, Saidabad PO, 500 059
Organisation city
Organisation country