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Pankaj Audichya
Project Manager -Agriculture , Agribusiness & Natural Resource Management , Reliance Foundation
Nagpur, Maharashtra
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 December 2012 to continued
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.
• Organising capacity building programmes for Thematic Leaders and Community Leaders
• 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 August, 2008 to March, 2010
Employer: India Farm Forestry Development Cooperative CSR of IFFCO-
Position Held:
Coordinator: National Agriculture Innovative Project funded by ICAR-World Bank. An End to End Approach Project.
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer-Rajasthan
Description of Duties:
• Developing innovative models for horticulture and livestock based integrated farming.
• Motivate farmers to produce crop on cluster basis to generate desirable volume of commodity.
• Market research, value chain analysis, business development.
• Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of activities; this involved reviewing work plans, quarterly reports, participating in field visits, initiating regular portfolio reviews and contributing to program evaluations.
• Business development for parent organisation (IFFCO).

From: September, 2005 to March 200
•Perusing MBA (Distance Education) Kaizan School of Business Management, Mumbai.

•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. 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. Agri-business development 06 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
  • Internships / Fellowships

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