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Dr.Pankaj Audichya
Agriculture and Rural Livelihood Expert , Reliance Foundation, CSR of Reliance Group of Industries
Udaipur, Rajasthan
Post Graduate in Agriculture with 16 years of experience with reputed CSR in Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development and Agri-business. Well versed in farmer need assessments, skill enhancement and business models development for farm sector intervention. Project planning and management experience with Department for International Development, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, United Nations Developmen
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban
Professional Experience:
• December, 2012 to till date: Working as Sr. Project Manager with Reliance Foundation. Business development for RIL Polymer Agri-Products. Provide End – to – End solutions to Village Farmer Association Members .Support Business Development Models. The focus is on developing entrepreneurial capacities of the farmers towards becoming professional Bio-pesticides, seed entrepreneurs. Market orientation, market research and business planning.

• April, 2010 to November 2012: December, Worked with Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation-Wardha (Maharashtra) Lead- Sustainable Agriculture Development Programme. Lead “Convergence of Agriculture Intervention in Maharashtra (CAIM) programme, funded by International Fund for Agriculture Development, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, and Govt. of Maharashtra (An End -to -End Approach Project). Business development for BAJAJ Agri-products. Provide technical agribusiness backstopping to producer groups.

• August, 2008 to March, 2010: Worked with India Farm Forestry Development Cooperative CSR of IFFCO- Lead National Agriculture Innovative Project funded by ICAR-World Bank (An End – to- End Integrated Farming System Project). Business development for IFFCO.

• September, 2005 to March 2007: Worked with United National Development Programme (UNDP) as a District Project Coordinator in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Ensuring effective convergence. Liaison with Agriculture University to establish technical support system. Establish market linkages for NGO partners.

• January 2001 to August 2005: Worked with Gramin Vikas Trust (GVT), CSR of KRIBHCO & Department for International Development (DFID) at Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh. As a Field Specialist – Agriculture Development. Provide technological solution to enhance farm productivity. Collaboration with state agriculture universities to develop area specific package of practice for crop production. Business development for KRIBHCO.
• Ph.D. (Agriculture; Plant Pathology) from Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan-India, 2001.

•M.Sc. (Agriculture; Hons.-Plant Pathology) from Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, 1997.

• B.Sc. (Agriculture, Hons. Agronomy and Seed Prodn.) From Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, 1994.

Computer Literacy: Good in MS Office, Internet and Intranet Applications. Software: Monitoring & Information System, Employ Self Service.

Communication skills: Good oral and writing skills in Hindi, English, local languages of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh.
Affiliations and Achievements:
1. Established market for RIL-Polymer Innovative Agri-products in 25 clusters.
2. Active technological supports to shareholders of 7 Producers Companies at Reliance Foundation.
3. Promoted group farming in 12 districts at Reliance Foundation.
4. Capacity building of members of 270 Village Farmer Associtation.
5. Established community based entrepreneur modal working with KJ Bajaj Foundation-Wardha,MS
6. Established community managed seed production system in 21 villages and developed Local Seed Business Groups, Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh (2001-2005).

7. Received state level award for significant contribution in Agriculture Development in Ratlam district, MP 03-05 Feb’05.
8. Developed area specific improved Package of Practice for Maize, Mustard , Gram, Paddy, Cumin, in collaboration with State Agriculture Universities of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujrat.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Marathi, Local languages of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
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