Chandrashekhar Biradar - speaker of CACCC 2020

Publication date: 25 September 2020
Chandrashekhar Biradar - speaker of CACCC 2020

The Third Central Asia Climate Change Conference (CACCC 2020) will be held online on October 19-23, 2020. The objective of the conference is to strengthen a regional dialogue on climate change and sustainable development through the information and knowledge exchange in Central Asia. You can get more detailed information on the CACCC-2020 here

A series of our publications will be dedicated to the speakers of the upcoming event. And, today, we would like to introduce you to Chandrashekhar Biradar, Head of Geoinformatics and Research Data Management Units, at International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA). He will make a presentation on October 21 as one of the speakers of the thematic session on climate information and knowledge. Mr. Biradara will present the Central Asian Climate Information Platform (CACIP) which is one of the main outputs of the CAMP4ASB project.


Dr Chandrashekhar Biradar is a Principal Scientist and Research Team Leader of Digital Augmentation for Inclusive Agroecosystem; also Head of Geoinformatics and Research Data Management Units, at International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) -CGIAR Research Center.

His core expertise focus on the GeoAgro and citizens science/local intelligence for complex system research for accelerating sustainable agroecosystems and conscious living. Dr. Biradar has multi-disciplinary educational backgrounds with:

  • BSc in Forestry/Agricultural sciences;

  • MSc in Genetic Engineering;

  • PhD in Environmental Science and Space Applications for Biodiversity conservation from IIRS, ISRO and University of Pune;

  • Postdoctoral fellows in Earth Observation at IWMI and University of New Hampshire, USA.

He pioneered multi-disciplinary approaches for quantification of agri-food systems, climate change, water/land productivity mapping, land degradation assessment, multi-layer farming, and data driven sustainable intensification. He developed world’s first satellite sensor-based rainfed production systems including irrigated and agropastoral systems. His current research focus on digital augmentation for revitalizing balanced agroecosystems, digitization of agricultural landscapesexcellence in agronomy, and DryArc interface.

Dr. Biradar has authored and co-authored over 210 publications including 125 peer review journal article and 25 books/book chapters. He has received numerous awards and honors, including Best Team Initiative, Young Scientist, and Outstanding Scientist Awards.

He has led several innovative big-data driven digital agricultural use-cases and deep learning tools and also pioneered new way of biodiversity gardening for transforming urban landscapes, edible food forests and rural livelihoods to enhance vital food systems, support crop diversification, biodiversity conservation and prospecting at several scales and contexts.

Stay tuned for further updates to know about other interesting speakers of the CACCC-2020

Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin or CAMP4ASB is implemented by CAREC and financed by the World Bank. Project aims to enhance regionally coordinated access to improved climate change knowledge services for key stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, communities, and civil society) in participating Central Asian countries as well as to increased investments and capacity building that, combined, will address climate challenges common to these countries.CAMP4ASB is implemented in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan during the period from 2016 to 2021.

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