Dr. Bodapati Bapuji Rao, former Principal Scientist, ICAR-CRIDA, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India has more than 30 years of research experience encompassing disciplines like climate change, weather data acquisition/analysis, crop insurance, agronomy of field crops. He is an expert in field evaluation, data analysis and interpretation. He has authored more than 75 international and national publications, books and several scientific reports. He is recipient of many awards from different scientific bodies related agriculture for his exemplary work . Dr. Bapujirao leads the sales, marketing and extension activities of the organization.