V Padmakumar

Padmakumar Varijakshapanicker has been working with International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) since 2009 and is currently managing Asia hub of the Livestock System Innovation Lab, a Feed the Future initiative of US Government, implemented by University of Florida and International Livestock Research Institute.  He is also the Acting Head of ILRI’s NIRS Feed Technology Platform at Patancheru, Hyderabad, India. Padmakumar is a post-graduate in Tropical Animal Production & Health, graduated from the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, U.K.  He has been working in the livestock sector for more than three decades and brings with him an impressive research for development experience in the developing countries including India, Nepal and Cambodia.