SUSHANTA N.

Specialist in Agriculture & Livelihoods improvement

MBAVAMNICOM

India

Summary

Major working experiences for more than twelve years include development of livelihoods options through Agriculture Value Chain Development (seed production & replacement, climate smart agriculture with regard to farmers’ friendly package of practices, community driven extension mechanism, aggregation, marketing of agri-produce); Renewable energy driven agriculture productivity enhancement; designing & rolling out agribusiness projects with support from Government and farmers; Management of small scale projects funded by Government & Corporate Sector. Farmers’ Field School (FFS) was designed, facilitated & mainstreamed to improve vegetable cultivation for Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM). Designed an income enhancement model for NABARD to support and promote new agriculture and allied intervention among small & marginal farmers of Cuttack district, Odisha. Inducing system level changes by addressing major gaps that can influence economic decisions with aim to enhance and stabilise system productivity and increase farmer’s income particularly in stress prone areas. Managed end to end business cycle includes prospecting, client solutions, contract negotiations and channel management for VeggieKart, JK Seeds, Super Seeds, Astra Agritech, SRL&CO. Strategic Partnerships were developed with all the value chain actors by strengthening entrepreneurs at forward and backward points for growth and development of agribusiness.

Experience

  • farming / crops
  • development
  • agricultural technology
  • market research
  • industry / manufacturing
  • india
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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