Dr.Ch.Srinivasa Rao did his Ph.D. from IARI and Post-Doctoral at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Worked at IISS, Bhopal; IIPR, Kanpur and CRIDA, Hyderabad; Project Coordinator, AICRP for Dryland Agriculture; Deputation to International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, 2006-2008. Presently working as Director, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture from 2014 onwards. His contributions are on participatory soil health management, carbon sequestration, climate change, contingency planning and dryland agriculture. He has Published 165 peer reviewed research papers (in Advances in Agronomy, Soil Sci Soc of America Journal, Australian J Soil Res, J Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, European J Agronomy, Canadian J Soil Science, Geoderma, Ecological Indicators, Applied Soil Ecology etc). Recipient of 18 awards including fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS). Member of 8 professional societies including Soil Sci Soc of America.