Bachelor’s in Agriculture Science from College of Agriculture Pune.
Master’s in Agri-Business Management from VAMNICOM PUNE.
I joined CABI in 2023 as Agri-Digital Tools Coordinator (South Asia). My role includes the promotion of CABI’s Digital Tools in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
I am responsible for driving the utility of CABI’s PlantwisePlus open access, decision support digital tools, targeting agro-advisory service providers and farmers across South Asia. This includes analysing macro and micro-ecosystems. I also help agro-advisers and farmers use the digital tools effectively. Furthermore, I am responsible for developing country-specific communication strategies and identifying specific tools, suggested channels, partnerships, and training to promote the use of digital tools.
I have a Master’s in Agribusiness Management and over 16 years’ experience in promoting digital tools through state extension networks, agriculture input and output marketing and developing commodity value-chains. I have also engaged with Government agencies, collectives, cooperatives and Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs) – helping FPOs (including women FPOs) and their Federations in various states of India to organize and structure their business activities.