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Expert in Agriculture Consultancy Services


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Delhi
India
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Summary of Expertise:

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When agriculture becomes commercial it termed as agribusiness. He has more than 4 years of experience in Market Linkage activity where main role was linking producers directly to buyers of agro. commodities. This leads to good remunerative prices for producers and low cost for consumers.
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agribusiness

He has more than 5 years experience in agricultural research with main working area of post harvest management of fresh fruits and vegetables. He has more than 12 publications, out of which 3 are international ones.
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agricultural research

He's a post graduate in Agriculture with specialization in Horticulture with a basic degree in agriculture.
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agricultural management

He's a post graduate in Horticulture. He has the experience of organizing more than 10 horticultural commodities buyer-seller meets at international levels, also has experience in linking markets with producers directly. He's done research work in horticulture in post harvest management of fresh fruits and vegetables.
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horticulture


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2000   M.Sc. (Agriculture) Horticulture   Agriculture   Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat, India  
1998   B. Sc. (Agriculture)   Agriculture   S.K.Nagar Agriculture University, Gujarat, India  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to 2005

 

Indian Agricultural Research Institute

 

Division of Post Harvest Technology

 

Senior Research Fellow

 

• Handled World Bank supported project on reduction in post harvest losses of fruits and vegetables • Supply chain management of horticultural crops (From cultivation till storage of fresh fruits and vegetables). • Liaison with Govt. authorities • Organizing training for the farmers and entrepreneurs • Market surveys • Data analysis and documentation


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Ten publications- three are internationally published.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Developed online weekly price monitoring system of herbal and medicinal plants for National Medicinal Plant Board of India.
  • Planned and organized Market Linkage event in Agriculture such as:1. Market Linkage Events:• International Banana Festival and Conference, August 2005, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi• Dairy Value Chain Workshop for ICICI Bank, January 2006, Chennai• Honey buyer seller meet & conference, June 2006, New Delhi• Buyer Seller Meet & Conference on Fruit Industry of Himachal Pradesh, November 2006, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.• Indo-Canadian Agri. Business Partnership Meet, February 2007, New Delhi. • 3rd International Conference on Linking Markets with Farmers, 11-15 March, New Delhi.• ISAP – Oxfam International Consultation on Agribusiness, 18th April 07, Amritsar, Punjab.• Buyer-Seller Meet & Conference on Apple, Temperate Fruits and Nuts of Jammu & Kashmir, 5th – 6th June 07, Srinagar.
  • Maintaining and establishing linkages with Govt. and Non Govt. agencies such as Ministry of Agriculture, different State Agricultural Marketing Boards, National Horticulture Board, APEDA, Min. of Food Processing Industry, National Medicinal Plant Board, National Productivity Council, Farmers' Associations / Organizations, NGOs, Agri.-Entreprenuers, Scientific Community, Corporates, Exporters, Importers, Retailers etc.
  • Making agriculture based project proposals (World Bank, National Medicinal Plant Board, APEDA)
  • Supply chain management of horticultural crops (From cultivation till storage of fresh fruits and vegetables).
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   100 % proficiency and usage.

Market Research:
1. Handling market linkage department of the company 2. Developing backend farm linkages while working with Commodity Specific Farmers Organizations such as Apple Growers Association of India; INFARM, Kerala; Banana Growers Association of India; Growers Associations in J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala etc. 3. Doing market mapping exercises and need assessment survey of agricultural produce. 4. Planning and implementing the agriculture based events as part of market linkage activity. 5. Maintaining and establishing linkages with Govt. and Non Govt. agencies such as Ministry of Agriculture, different State Agricultural Marketing Boards, National Horticulture Board, APEDA, Min. of Food Processing Industry, National Medicinal Plant Board, National Productivity Council, Farmers' Associations / Organizations, NGOs, Agri.-Entrepreneurs, Scientific Community, Corporates, Exporters, Importers, Retailers etc. 6. Developing business relationship with potential clients. 7. Consultancy support to Corporates for business development. 8. Making agriculture based project proposals (World Bank, National Medicinal Plant Board, APEDA) 9. Facilitate training to agricultural and allied sector graduates for agripreneurs under Agri. Clinic & Agri. Business Centre Scheme of MANAGE, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. 10. Handled projects supported by Ford Foundation, Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, JBIC, ICICI Bank, One World South Asia etc.

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Facilitate training to agricultural and allied sector graduates for agripreneurs under Agri. Clinic & Agri. Business Centre Scheme of MANAGE, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India.

Developed online weekly price monitoring system of herbal and medicinal plants.

Developed importers directory of fresh and processed fruits and herbal and medicinal plants and directory of different stakeholders of biofuel in India.

Other Skills and Services

Key Results:

1. Market Linkage Events:

• International Banana Festival and Conference, August 2005, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi • Dairy Value Chain Workshop for ICICI Bank, January 2006, Chennai • Honey buyer seller meet & conference, June 2006, New Delhi • Buyer Seller Meet & Conference on Fruit Industry of Himachal Pradesh, November 2006, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. • Indo-Canadian Agri. Business Partnership Meet, February 2007, New Delhi. • 3rd International Conference on Linking Markets with Farmers, 11-15 March, New Delhi. • ISAP – Oxfam International Consultation on Agribusiness, 18th April 07, Amritsar, Punjab. • Buyer-Seller Meet & Conference on Apple, Temperate Fruits and Nuts of Jammu & Kashmir, 5th – 6th June 07, Srinagar.

2. Developed online weekly price monitoring system of herbal and medicinal plants. 3. Established strong backend linkages with farmers / commodity based farmer's organizations. 4. Developed importers directory of fresh and processed fruits and herbal and medicinal plants and directory of different stakeholders of biofuel in India.


 

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