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Dr. Ranjit Kumar

Dr. Ranjit Kumar

Principal Scientist & Head Agribusiness Management Division
ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management,
Hyderabad, India


Dr. Ranjit Kumar has more than 21 years of experience in teaching, research and capacity building in the area of agricultural marketing, value chain analysis, technology adoption, FPO & entrepreneurship development and policy analysis. He is the founder member of Technology Business Incubator centre (a-IDEA) of ICAR-NAARM, helping agri-startups in ideation, business development and acceleration. He has also worked extensively in promotion and developing capacity of FPOs. Dr. Kumar has handled several multi-disciplinary research projects, sponsored by national and foreign agencies. He has worked at different ICAR and CGIAR institutes (ICRISAT & IFPRI). He is invited reviewer of several international (Elsevier and Springer) and national journals. He has played leading role in building and promoting the Agribusiness Management education (PGDM-ABM) programme of ICAR-NAARM.

He has guided post-graduate students in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management. He received LBS Young Scientist Award (Biennium) in Social Sciences by ICAR, New Delhi; Best Faculty Award 2020 and Best Trainer Award 2021 by ICAR-NAARM; Best Paper Award by Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), New Delhi. Dr. Kumar participated in conferences and scientific meetings in about 10 countries. He has policy papers on E-NAM, FPO, Agri-startups, etc. and published more than 75 research articles in peer reviewed national and international journals. He has done his PhD in Agricultural Economics from IARI, New Delhi and MSc in Dairy Economics from NDRI, Karnal.