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Pankaj Audichya
Project Manager /Subject Matter Expert -Agriculture , Agribusiness & Natural Resource Management , HCL Foundation
Hardoi / Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
A dynamic development professional with 16 years assignments. Has designed, implemented and managed projects focused on sustainable agriculture development, agri-business and NRM.Hands-on skills in providing technological crop care solutions, value chain development. Led 07 End -to-End projects supported by various international organisations. Presently project manager at Reliance Foundation.

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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
From : May 2017 to date
Employer : HCL Foundation
Position Held : Project Manager cum Subject Matter Expert
Description of Duties:

•Overall planning of Agriculture Sector to provide End to End Solution.
•Team Management
•Lead on the delivery of the project implementation phase and provide technical inputs in close collaboration with other team members
• Developing Farming As a Business Models for income augmentation.
• Business plan development for FPO
• Creation of on farm and off-farm livelihood opportunistic
• Work with the relevant government agencies to ensure alignment with their priorities , as well as to reach out to small farmers communities
•Provide support and guidance to the programmer manager / assi. programme mamager, to develop, review, oversee and review project strategy and activities related to the implementation of the project according to the project design, risk and challenges encountered during implementation

From December 2012 to March 2017
Employer: Reliance Foundation Ltd.
Position Held: Project Manager - Agriculture, Agribusiness, Natural Resource Management
Description of Duties:
The overall job as Project Manager - Research is to collect and analyse information, essential to the organisation in designing, planning and re-structuring its interventions. The responsibility includes for all the 13 states:
• Conducting diagnostic study, design research interventions and support Village Association Members from land preparation to marketing ( An End to End Approach)
• Information and Knowledge Management, Networking and Cooperation.
• Market research, developing agribusiness models, contributes to the planning of new activities that support the desired results under the programme this includes providing input into assessments of 07 Producers Companies.
• Market development for Reliance Polymer Agri Products.

• Developing Information, Education and Communication material.

From April, 2010 to November 2012
Employer: Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation-Wardha (Maharashtra)
Position Held:
Lead- “Convergence of Agriculture Intervention in Maharashtra (CAIM) project funded by Sir Ratan Tata Trust, IFAD and Govt of Maharashtra. An End to End Approach Project
Lead- Sustainable Agriculture Development Programme.
Description of Duties:
• Providing useful solutions and support to operational workforce to help them understand new technological developments in agriculture.
• Handling a variety of issues skilfully and catching the market opportunities to deliver the best associate services.
• Designing various training programs to improve agribusiness/ Income Generation Activities.
• Market research, developing agribusiness models, collaboration with market players and agri-research institutes.
• Assist the MIS Teams to select data collection methods for adequate research, monitoring and evaluation of implementing partners' performance and of the program as a whole.

From Augus

•M.Sc. (Agriculture; Hons.) 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: SPSS , 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:
1.1. Eco-restoration through NANO- ORCHARDING in Eucalyptus prone area of Hardoi Dist.UP (HCL Foundation)
2. Established Farming as a Business Models through Crop / Agriculture Diversification (HCL Foundation
3. Established Farmers Producers Company and developed strong marketing channels (HCL Foundation)

4.Established market for RIL-Polymer Innovative Agri-products in 25 clusters.
5. Active technological supports to shareholders of 7 Producers Companies at Reliance Foundation.
6. Agri-business development 06 districts at Reliance Foundation.
7. Capacity building of members of 270 Village Farmer Associtation.
8. Established community based entrepreneur modal working with KJ Bajaj Foundation-Wardha,MS
9.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:
  • Job opportunities

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