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Thiagarajah Ramilan

Role in Dryland Systems: 

Action Site Coordinator, Bijapur district, Karnataka (India)

Home organization: 

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Position in home organization: 

Scientist, Markets, Institutions and Policies


Dr. Thiagarajah Ramilan is a Scientist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics. He holds a PhD in Natural Resource Economics and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Water Resources Economics from the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Before that he was Honorary Research Fellow at Melbourne School of Land and Environment where he contributed to the research on efficiency of African farming systems and economic analysis of climate adaptation in South East Australian farms. In New Zealand he worked as a climate change policy analyst- for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, where he functioned as a technical expert for modelling projects in environmental economics. In Sri Lanka he worked as a lecturer in environmental and natural resource economics at Eastern University and he also served as an economist for a FAO micro irrigation project in Sri Lanka.

He published his research in several refereed and scientific journals. Examples are Climate variability, consumption risk and poverty in semi-arid Northern Ghana: Adaptation options for poor farm households, Evaluating the accuracy of the Agricultural Production Systems Simulator (APSIM) simulating growth, development, and herbage nutritive characteristics of forage crops grown in the south-eastern dairy regions of Australia, Livelihood Strategies and Farm Household Resilience in the Semiarid Tropics of India, Manuscript and many more.