Indian women scientists breaking gender stereotypes in the agri sector

 Rice Today   |  

Corteva Agriscience scientists Selavarani Elangovan and Saradamba Annasamudram are driving new innovations in the agricultural sector through their research.

Ms. Elangovan works at the company’s multi-crop research center in Jaipur in India where she develops mustard hybrids for farmers. She completed her master’s in plant breeding and genetics from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and attended the rice breeding course from the International Rice Research Center. She is also a qualified “Crop Adviser” from the American Society of Agronomy.

Dr. Annasamudram is a research associate at Corteva’s Toopran Research Centre in Hyderabad. She believes innovation and precision technologies such as sensors, weather forecasting, satellite, and drones, can create multi-pronged impact across the food system value chain.

Read the full story at YourStory

More women in science

A new age of rice farming by Krysta Harden
Rice farmers need to be empowered with the right knowledge, tools, and technology that can help build the next generation of farmers who are more efficient and sustainable, and who can help meet the growing and evolving demands for rice across the world. This must be accomplished, while also respecting the centuries-old social, cultural, and environmental sustainability of landscapes where rice is grown in Asia.

Queens of Rice Science by Dr. Amelia Henry
Rice science is a unique field of research where women are at the forefront of scientific achievements. And I have been fortunate to meet a number of such women scientists. These are the Queens of Rice Science who have served as examples for my own career, not only in terms of research achievements but also in their collaborative characteristics that I admire.

The strength of women by Dr. Amitha Bentota
I was very proud when I became a rice breeder because I knew I can contribute to eliminating the hunger of people living in my country as well as globally since rice is one of the most important staple food in the world. I became an International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) scholar at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom where I completed my doctorate degree in biological sciences in 1992.

Leave A Response