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Wang and L. J. Lin ICRISAT/AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center

Wang and L. J. Lin ICRISAT/AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center
J.D. H. Keatinge, M.L. Chadha, J. d'A. Hughes, W. J. Easdown, R. Holmer, A. Tenkouano, R-Y. Yang, R. Mavlyanova, S. Neave, V. Afari-Sefa, G. Luther, M. RAVISHANKAR, C. Ojiewo, M. Belarmino, J-F. . Vegetable gardens and their impact on the attainment of the millennium development goals. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture 28(2): 1-15. R. Srinivasan and M. RAVISHANKAR. Occurrence of Homalotylus eytelweinii(Ratzeburg)(Encyrtidae: Hymenoptera) on Coccinellid insects in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Insect environment. 16(4): 157-158. M. RAVISHANKAR and R. V. Singh.(2008). Penetration and development of root-knot nematode in three genotypes of chilli. Annals of Plant Protection Sciences. 16(2): 471-474. M. RAVISHANKAR and R. V. Singh.(2008). Pathogenicity of Meloidogyne incognita to Gladiolus, Annals of Plant Protection Sciences. 16(2): 544-545.

Impact Sir Ratan Tata Trust Project“ Improving

Impact Sir Ratan Tata Trust Project“ Improving
M. RAVISHANKAR, D. P. Kaur, K. B. Bhushan and W. Easdown.. Traditional Leafy Vegetables of a Tribal Community in Jharkhand, India. ACTA-Horticulturae ISHS.(accepted). Keatinge, JDH, Wang, J-F, Dinssa, FF, Ebert, AW, Hughes, Jd'A, Stoilova, T, Nenguwo, N, Dhillon, NPS, Easdown, WJ, Mavlyanova, R, Tenkouano, A, Afari-Sefa, V, Yang, R-Y, Srinivasan, R, Holmer, RJ, Luther, G, Ho, F-I, Shahabuddin, A, Schreinemachers, P, Iramu, E, Tikai, P, Dakindreketi-Hickes, A, and RAVISHANKAR, M. Indigenous vegetables worldwide: their importance and future development. ACTA-Horticulturae ISHS.(accepted). J.D. H. Keatinge, L-J. Lin, A. W. Ebert, W. Y. Chen, J. d'A. Hughes, G.C. Luther, J-F. Wang, M. RAVISHANKAR. Overcoming biotic and abiotic stresses in the Solanaceae through grafting: Current status and future perspectives. Biological Agriculture & Horticulture. 30: 272-287. S. K. Kriesemer, R. Srinivasan, B. Bhushan, and M. RAVISHANKAR(2012) Assessing the of an Integrated Pest Management Training Course in Jharkhand, Journal of Extension Education. 24(3): 4886-4891. M.L. Chadha, R. Yang, S. K. Sain, C. Triveni, R. Pal, M. RAVISHANKAR and T. R. Ghai,(2012) Home Gardens An Intervention for Improved Health and Nutrition in Selected States of India. ACTA-Horticulturae(ISHS) 937: 1049-1055 (


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Training Program on“ Integrated Pest Management” from. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS Research Articles M. RAVISHANKAR, R. S. Pan, Raj Kumar, R.M. Nair and W. Easdown. Vegetable soybean as a livelihood opportunity for tribes of eastern India plateau.(Manuscript prepared) Warwick J Easdown and, RAVISHANKAR M. Understanding current practices and needs to shape policies to expand tribal vegetable farming in Jharkhand, India.(Manuscript prepared)


National Symposium ICRISAT/AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center
National Workshop on“ Information and Communication Technology in Agriculture(ICT-A) through Virtual Extension Platform”, jointly organized by TNAU and USAID-MSU-IHDA at e-Extension centre, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University(TNAU), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India from. Workshop and Biennial group meeting of the All-India Coordinated Research Project(AICRP) on plant parasitic nematodes held during 20th and 21st November, 2007 at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, India. “ Nematology in 21st Century: Emerging Paradigm” held during 22nd and 23rd November, 2007 at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, India. National Symposium on“ Biodiversity and Management of Nematodes in Cropping Systems for Sustainable Agriculture” held during 11-13 November, 2002 at Agricultural Research Station,(RAU), Durgapura, Jaipur, India. National Symposium on“ Centenary of Nematology in India: Appraisal and Future Plans”, held during 5-7 Dec, 2001 at Division of Nematology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. Trainings attended Course on Gender: concepts, strategy and tools for R&D projects held during 18-22 November, 2013 at AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center, Shanhua, Taiwan. Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment of R&D Interventions held during 11-14 December, 2012 at AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center, Shanhua, Taiwan. One day training on grafting solanaceous and cucurbitaceous vegetables for biotic and abiotic resistance on 29 October, 2012, AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center, Shanhua, Taiwan.

Assistant Professor

Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology
Assistant professor at Udaipur, Rajasthan, India: Worked as Assistant Professor in“ All India Coordinated Research Project on Plant Parasitic Nematodes with Integrated Approach for their Control” at Udaipur centre. The job comprises of Research, Teaching and Extension activities. Research Developing state-wise distribution maps of plant parasitic nematodes. Conducting multi-location on-farm testing of nematode management options for root-knot and reniform nematodes in vegetables and pulses. Validation and documentation of crop losses and nematode management technology in irrigated and rain-fed cropping systems. Formulating new cropping systems for plant parasitic nematode management. Identification of sources of resistance and developing nematode resistant cultivars in vegetables, pulses and oil seeds. Formulated, evaluated, modified and promoted new cropping systems for plant parasitic nematode management in vegetables. Teaching Handled theory and practical courses“ Synthetic and natural nematicides” for Post Graduation and“ Elementary Nematology” for Under Graduation. Extension Conducting awareness and training programmes for farmers on nematode problems in crops and their management. Demonstration of nematode management technology in vegetables, pulses and oilseeds in farmers' field. Participation in workshops, seminars and symposia Brainstorming workshop on“ Addressing household level food and nutrition security for tribal areas” held at MS Swaminathan Research Foundation(MSSRF), Chennai on May 24-25, 2012.

Special Project Scientist

Sir Ratan Tata Trust Project“ Improving
Presently working as Special Project Scientist for the following AVRDC Eastern India Projects. vegetable production and consumption for sustainable rural livelihoods in Jharkhand and Punjab, India”(completed). Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research(ACIAR) Project“ Improving livelihoods with innovative cropping systems on the east India plateau”. Catholic Relief Services(CRS)/COFRA Sub-project“ Strengthening the Capacity of Vulnerable Communities to Prepare for the Recover from Floods in India” as Project Investigator. Key Responsibilities are: Providing site coordination of various project activities in assigned site(East India). Establishing and maintaining effective communication links between project manager, project coordinator, other team members, community contacts and farmers in the implementation of farm surveys, field/on-farm research and demonstration trials and participatory development activities. Evaluating and up scaling suitable crop varieties, technologies for the marginalized communities of eastern India. Evaluating the effect of intercropping vegetable legumes(vegetable soybean, cowpea, French bean, mungbean and black gram) in the direct seeded rice cropping system in Jharkhand and West Bengal, India. Organizing and conducting baseline and impact surveys for the projects. Providing leadership in coordinating farmers' participatory on-farm trials, evaluating new vegetable varieties and low-input crop-soil management practices including integrated pest management technologies including grafting in vegetables. Organizing and coordinating trainings to build and strengthen the capacity of local partners in carrying out research and extension activities for vegetable growers. Developing training and extension documents, materials and programs in coordination with project team members. Preparing reports, publications, presentations and annual review workshops at each site as needed for donors, project beneficiaries, and team members. Activity leader for the activities under Center's(AVRDC) Theme production“ Adapt integrated production technologies for targeted systems or regions” and also in the past acting leader for“ Identify major constraints and determine site-specific dissemination strategies in targeted regions”. Member of Global Technology Dissemination group of the center(AVRDC). Significant accomplishments

Site Coordinator

ICRISAT/AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center
Site Coordinator(Jharkhand): South Asia, Jharkhand, India

Special Project Scientist

ICRISAT/AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center
Special Project Scientist(Jharkhand): South Asia, Jharkhand, India: (2013 to)



Tamil Nadu Agricultural University


PHD Doctorate


National Agricultural Research
Biological Control