Research Professor; Associate Director, Special Projects in International Programs, Department of Global Development
International Research Professor (Joint), School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
As a Research Professor and the Associate Director in International Programs, Kandukuri ("KV") Raman provides leadership for the Department of Global Development in the area of International Agriculture and Rural Development. KV also serves as a Faculty Fellow in the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF). He coordinates two courses (Agriculture in Developing Nations I & II), as well as the Cornell in India programs which include several capacity development programs at both Cornell and in India. His teaching, research and international extension focus on improving food production in developing countries. At Cornell, his work began in 1993. Since then he has published several articles in the area of International Agriculture. In Asia, he served as the Associate Director of USAID’s “Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II” and Project Director for the Agricultural Innovation Partnership Project. Prior to Cornell he worked at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture in Nigeria and the International Potato Center in Peru.
KV’s international collaborative, multi-country regional efforts focus on issues pertaining to crop biotechnology; crop improvement; curriculum development; capacity development and many other associated areas of global agricultural development. His research on potato crop improvement and integrated pest management at the International Potato Center in Peru supported the Center to win the prestigious King Baudouin Award. His other specific research areas have included: a) safe transfer of proprietary applications in plant biotechnology available in the North to developing countries in the South; b) promoting international collaborative research on Potato Late Blight; c) developing and commercializing genetically modified pest and disease resistant crops; d) promoting agricultural innovations in teaching; research and extension; and e) capacity building in seed industry development and agri-business management. The overarching research goal is to support the sustainable development goals to achieve food security.
Outreach and Extension Focus
KV has worked in Latin America, Africa and Asia, developing and implementing many partnership and capacity development projects. This involves working with many donors; researchers in developing nations; US Land Grants and Private sector to develop regionally relevant agricultural development programs. Such programs have included diverse areas such as: technology transfer; capacity development; developing certificate and short courses; market relevant curriculum; crop improvement and relevant international extension programs.
- Terry Tucker; Khin Mar Cho & K.V.Raman 2018. Integrating conceptual and experiential learning regarding upland farming systems and nutrition sensitive-agriculture into agricultural higher education in Myanmar: Assessment and Recommendations. Field study Report Feb 17-25; 2018 Myanmar Institute for Rural Development (MIID)
- Anthony M Shelton; K.V. Raman & Vijay Raghavan 2009. Bringing GM technology to developing countries, regulatory concerns with entomology focus: eggplant in India. Conference Paper. Entomological Society of America
- Gregory, P., R.H. Potter, F.A. Shotkoski, D. Hautea,K.V. Raman,V. Vijayaraghavan, W.H. Lesser, G. Norton and W.R. Coffman. 2008. Bioengineered Crops as Tools for International Development: Opportunities and Strategic Considerations. Experimental Agriculture, volume 44, pp. 277-‐299.
- Raman, K. Grafius E. and Maredia K. 2003. The influence of biotechnology on integrated pest management in developing countries. In: Integrated Pest Management in the Global Arena Edited by K.M. Maredia, Institute of International Agriculture and Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, USA; D. Dakouo, INERA, Burkina Faso (West Africa); D. Mota-Sanchez, Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, USA 560 pages pp 31-48.
- Pimentel, D. and Raman, K.V. 2002. Post harvest food losses in India. In Food Security and Environmental Quality in the Developing World. Editors: Rattan Lal, David Hansen, Norman Uphoff, Steven A Slack. CRC Press 480pp.
- Raman, K.V. 2002. Applying Grades and Standards for Reducing Pesticide Residues to Access Global Markets. In Food Security and Environmental Quality in the Developing World. Editors: Rattan Lal, David Hansen, Norman Uphoff, Steven A Slack. CRC Press 480pp
- Raman, K. V. 2000. Integrated Pest Management in Potato Production. In: Potato, Global Research and Development. Editors: S.M. Paul Khurana, G.S.Shekhawat, B.P.Singh, and S.K.Pandey. Proceedings (Vol. 1) of Global Conference on Potato, New Delhi, December 6-11, 1999. pp. 345-351
- Raman, K. V. 2000. Promoting public and private sector collaboration in potato Late Blight management using biotechnology. Raman, K. V., Grunwald, N. J. and Fry, W.E. 2000. Promoting International Collaboration for potato Late Blight disease management. Pesticide Outlook. Vol. 11, No. 5, p. 181-185.
- Post Doctorate, Entomology/Plant Breeding, Cornell University, 1977-78
- Ph.D. Agriculture & Horticulture, University of Reading, U.K. 1977 (3-year field work at IITA)
- M.S. Crop Protection, University of Reading, U.K. 1974
- B.S. Agriculture, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India, 1972
International agriculture and rural development
Agricultural biotechnology, Integrated Pest Management and technology transfer
306 B75 Mann Library
Ithaca, NY 14853
kvr1 [at] cornell.edu
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