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Prof. Sukhpal Singh

Centre for Management in Agriculture

 

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D.(Economics), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, Bangalore University, Bangalore.
  • M.Phil. (Applied Economics), Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapurum (Kerala), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

Academic Affiliation

  • Professor, and Chairperson, Centre for Management in Agriculture (CMA), IIM, Ahmedabad
  • Fellow, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai, conferred in 2018 
  • Director General, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, an ICCSR institute, for one year during 2017-2018.
  • Chairperson, Centre for Management in Agriculture (CMA) from June 15, 2016- Feb 26, 2017.
  • Chairperson, Centre for Management in Agriculture (CMA), IIM Ahmedabad from March 25, 2012 to March 2014
  • Visiting Fellow at the Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark during April-May, 2014.
  • Professor and Head, Agril. Eco. Res. Unit, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi during 2011-12 for an year.
  • Selected NABARD Chair Professor under the NABARD Chair Professorship Scheme in 2010.
  • Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Sussex, at Brighton (UK'), 1999.
  • ASIA Fellow of the Asian Scholarship Foundation, (ASF) Bangkok of the International Institute of Education (IIE), Washington, 2002.
  • Visiting Fellow, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (Thailand). 2002.
  • ESRC-ICSSR Exchange Scholar at the University of Manchester, UK. 2010.
  • Selected for a 3-month Visiting Fellowship at Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) Shimla in 2010 and 2011.

 

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Founding Editor, Millennial Asia- an intl. journal of Asian Studies  (of the Association of Asia Scholars (ASS) published by Sage, New Delhi since 2009.
  • Member, editorial board, Food Chain, published by Practical Action, UK since 2014.
  • Member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Agribusiness in the developing and emerging economies, Emerald publishing, since 2012.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, of the ISAE, for 2014-2019.

 

Academic and Policy body mebmerships and contirbutions:

  • Member of the expert committee to review training programs of MANAGE Hyderabad, 2016-2017.
  • Member of the committee on warehousing, MoAFW, 2016-2017.
  • Member of the expert committee to formulate policy for development and promotion of FPOs in Punjab, set up by PAU, Ludhiana, since 2018.
  • Member of the Chhatisgarh State govt. committee to suggest Minimum Support Price (MSP) and/or other alternative ways of assisting farmers of different crops in the state, since 2018.
  • Member of the Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals Vision 2030 Document for the state of Punjab, 2016
  • Member of the standing committee of the Chhatisgarh State Planning Commission for framing agricultural development policy for three years and heading a working group on agricultural marketing policy, since July 2015.
  • Invited by the Andhra Pradesh Commission on Inclusive and Sustainable Agriculture to write a background paper on role and strategy for producer companies in Andhra Pradesh ad presented the paper before the drafting committee of the Commission, since May 2015.
  • Invited by Government of Karnataka's Department of Horticulture to address their officers (80) on organisation and promotion of producer companies in the state on June 25, 2015.
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  • Member of the QRT (5-year review team) of Central Institute of Agril Engg. (CIAE) Bhopal during 2017-2018.Member of the Academic Committee of the National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM) Jaipur since Aug 2015.
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee of the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) of DST, GoI, since October, 2015.
  • Expert Member of the Search-cum-Selection Committee to appoint Director-General of the National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur, 2014.
  • Nominated member of the Executive Committee for Mission on Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) as marketing expert for three years beginning March, 2014.
  • Invited to speak as an Expert on "Making contract farming and private markets work" at the 8th meeting of the State Agril. Ministers' Committee on Agri marketing reforms at Tirupathi, AP on Nov. 30, 2012.
  • Member, Working Group on agril. marketing infrastructure, of the Planning Commission for the 12th plan, 2011.
  • Member, Working Group on Disadvantaged farmers including women, of the Planning Commission for the 12th Plan, 2011.
  • Member, Expert committee on organic food regulation in India, of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), GoI, 2010.
  • Member, Academic Council of the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi during 2011-12.
  • Member, Research Programme Committee of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai for 2010 and 2011. 
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) for 2004 and 2005 and 2009 and 2010.
  • Vice-President, Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing (ISAM), 2010-2012.
  • Member of the Expert Committee for Post graduate Diploma in Agricultural Law, School of Law, IGNOU, New Delhi, 2008.
  • Invited/Selected as one of the Lead Authors of the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) of the World Bank, for the East and South Asia and the Pacific (ESAP) region, 2006-07 and participated in the ESAP region meetings at Penang (Malaysia), Bangkok (Thailand), and Cape Town (South Africa) to write chapter 3 on trade and development during 2006-2007. 
  • Member of the Technical Advisory Committee for Secondary Agriculture, an international committee of the Planning Commission, GoI, 2007.
  • Member of the Working Group on Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure and Policy for the 11th 5-year Plan of the Planning Commission, and worked as convenor of subgroup on marketing systems, arrangements, and institutions including contract farming.
  • Member of the Working Group on Marketing Reforms, Contract Farming, and Agro Processing Sector under the Sub-Committee of the National Development Council (NDC) on Agriculture and related issues chaired by then Chief Minister, Punjab, as a member and wrote the Policy Discussion Paper on Contract Farming in India, 2006. 

Professional Affiliation

  • Worked with the Institute of Rural Management(IRMA), Anand for more than a decade as faculty.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Centre for Social Markets (CSM), Kolkata since March, 2018 for three years.
  • President, Satvik- Promoting Ecological Farming, a society under the Societies Act, since 2007 (Previously, Member, Steering Committee, Organic Project of the Kachchh Sajivkheti Manch (KSM), Bhuj (converted into Satvik from 2007) since 2007.
  • Member, Board of Directors, SAVE (Saline Area Vitalisation Enterprise), a public limited company for small and marginal producers since 2007. 
  • Member, Board of Directors (advisor), Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell (CSPC), Ahmedabad- a section 25 company set up by Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT), Mumbai, Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF), AKRSP (India), and Salinity Ingress Prevention Cell (SIPC), GoG, since Sept., 2009.
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Drip Plus project of C&A Foundation being implemented by AKRSP(I) in Cotton in Gujarat since 2015.
  • Was Founding member of the Governing Body of an NGO- PROGRESS (Society for Promotion of Grass Root Environment and Social Action), Banswara (Rajasthan) for 5 years (1998-2003).Member, 4th Grand Jury for Sankalp Awards in agriculture, food and rural business,organized by Intellcap, Mumbai on April 11, 2012.
  • Life member of ISAE,ISAM,IEA,and ISLE.         

 

Teaching

 

Area of Research:

  • Agribusiness management
  • Agrbusiness development 
  • Value chains
  • Small producer organisations and collectivities 
  • Producer companies and agribusiness policy

Current Research:

  • Vertical Co-ordination in Agribusiness esp. contract farming and franchising
  • Value chains and small producers
  • Food retail chains
  • Marketing of agril. inputs and agril. produce including organic produce
  • Agribusiness policy in developing countries and global economic environment for agribusiness including the WTO.

 

Recent Key Note Addresses and special lectures:
 
  1. Myth and Reality of FDI in multi-brand retail trade in India at the Punjabi University Patiala (Punjab) October 25, 2012.
  2. Making contract farming and private markets work? at the 8th meeting of the state agril. Ministerial committee on agri marketing reforms at Tirupathi, AP on Nov. 30, 2012.
  3. Understanding Changing Agri Markets for Small Producers: Challenges and Opportunities? at the Fair Trade intl. multi-stakeholder meet in Bangalore October 29, 2012.
  4. Panelist for the one of the five global provocation series (series 4) panel discussion on: Making Markets Work: for Smallholders or Wage labour? held at Manchester on May 25, 2011 which is available on youtube at www.iied.org.
  5. Paper ?Upgrading in Indian fresh produce supply to the UK supermarkets? at the IDPM, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK June 29, 2010.
  6. Paper ?Political economy of institutional mechanisms in the Indian Punjab?s agricultural sector? at the Annual meeting of the Punjab Research Group, UK, at Coventry, UK, June 26, 2010.
  7. Paper ?Sustainability of Punjab Agriculture in the context of changing Indian Agro-food policy? at the school of agriculture, policy and development, University of Reading, Reading, UK, June 14, 2010.
  8. Paper ?Fresh Food Retail Chains in India: Impacts on Small Primary Vegetable Producers and Traditional Vegetable Retailers? at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands on May 28, 2010.
  9. Fresh Food retail chains in India: A case study of their inclusiveness and impact on small vegetable producers in Gujarat, at the 9th Intl. conference on Food chain and Network Management at Wageningen, The Netherlands, May 26-28,2010.
  10. Fresh Food retail chains in India- inclusiveness and impacts, at the Annual conference of the ISAM, at Navsari, Nov. 23, 2010.
  11. "Collectivities for Agribusiness and Rural Development: Co-operatives or Producer Companies?" at the seminar on Co-operative Movement in Socio-economic Development in South West Asia organized by the Centre for South and West Asia Studies (C-SWAS), Patiala, May 16, 2008.
  12. "Understanding Changing Market Environment for Developing Country Agricultural Producers: A small producer perspective" at the Workshop "Organising Small Producers in a Globalising World: Potentials and Challenges for Kachchh Region" organized by Satvik -Promoting Ecological Farming and Sahjeevan, Bhuj at Bhuj (Kachchh), Gujarat, July 6-7, 2007.
  13. "Making Small Scale Farming Competitive and Sustainable in Northern GR Region- Challenges and Options" at the workshop on  "Tackling Crisis of Sustainability of Agriculture in the Northern Region, by Oxfam and ISAP at Amritsar, April, 18, 2007.
  14. "Agribusiness and Rural Poverty- Can Agribusiness help the Rural Poor?" at the Regional Stakeholders' Consultation Meet on "Role of Agribusiness in Poverty Reduction" organised by Oxfam International's Make Trade Fair Campaign, South Asia Office, New Delhi and Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP), New Delhi at YASHADA, Pune, on November 21, 2006.
  15. ‘Marketing of Planting Materials' in the South Asia Regional Training Program ‘New Frontiers in Agroforestry Planting Material Utilisation' organized by International Centre for Research on Agro Forestry (ICRAF) - South Asia, New Delhi under the World Agroforestry Centre, during August 28-September 2, 2006.
  16. ‘Organic Produce Supply Chains in India' at the Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany under the seminar series "Ecological Agriculture"on May 30, 2006.

 

Publications/ Articles/ Cases

Some Recent Publications

Books and Monographs

  1. Institutional Innovations in the Delivery of Farm Services in India: A smallholder perspective, 2018, Springer, Singapore
  2. Producer companies in India: Organisation and performance, Allied , New Delhi (co-authored), 2014.
  3. Modern Food Value Chains India, Samskriti, New Delhi, 2012.
  4. Fresh Food Retail Chains in India-organisation and impacts, Allied, New Delhi 2011 (co-authored).
  5. Agricultural Machinery Industry in India- growth, structure, marketing, and buyer behaviour, Allied, New Delhi, 2010
  6. Organic Produce Supply Chains in India-organisation and governance, Allied, New Delhi, 2009.
  7. Contract Farming and the State- Experiences of Thailand and India, Kalpaz Publications, Delhi, 2006
  8. Political Economy of Contract Farming in India, Allied, New Delhi, 2005. 8. Rural Marketing, Vikas, New Delhi, 2004.

 

Recent Research Papers

In edited books/volumes

  1. White Gold" for Whom? A study of Institutional Aspects of Work andWages in Cotton GPNs in India, in E Noronha and P D'Cruz (eds.):Critical Perspectives on Work and employment in Globalising India, Chapter 2, pp. 15-36. 2017, Springer, Singapore. 

  2. Institutional Innovations in Paddy Rice Production and Marketing in India: Experience and Strategies Samarendu Mohanthy et al (eds.):The Future Rice Strategy for India, 335-357, Elsevier, London, 2017.

  3. Understanding the role and implications of FDI in Agri-food markets from a value chain perspective: case of Multi-brand retail trade (MBRT) FDI in India in Dinesh Marothia et al (eds.):Re-visiting agricultural policies in the light of Smallholder Organisation through Farmer (Producer) Companies for Modern Markets: Experiences of Sri Lanka and India, inJos Bijman, Roldan Muradian and Jur Schuurman, (eds.):Cooperatives, Economic Democratization and Rural Development,75-100,Chapter 4, Edward Elgar,2016.

  4. Fresh Produce Markets, Standards, and Dynamics of Labour: Grapes in India, in Dev Nathan, Meenu Tewari and Sandip Sarkar (eds.)Labour in Global Value Chains in Asia, CUP, 2016, Chapter 5, 91-115, Forthcoming.
  5. Rethinking Diversification of Agriculture in the Indian Punjab: An Examination of Strategy and Mechanisms inL Singh and N Singh (eds.):Economic Transformation of a developing economy: The experience of Punjab, India, Springer, 2016, Chapter 4, 77-96.
  6. Inclusive Food Value Chains in India: Evidence and Drivers, inRamasamy C and K.R.Ashok (eds.):Vicissitudesof Indian Agriculture in a Growing Economy: Challenges, Strategies and the Way Forward, Academic Foundation, New Delhi. 2016 (A platinum jubilee special volume of theIndian Society of Agricultural Economics).
  7. Inclusive fresh food retail chains in India: a case study from Punjab, in N C Rao, R Radhakrishna, R K Mishra and V R Katta (eds.):Organised Retailing and Agribusiness-implications of new supply chains on the Indian farm economy, Springer, 2016, chap 12 (jointly with others).
  8. Sustainability issues in Indian Agriculture: An examination of the role of corporate social responsibility v/s 3P business models, in R S Ghuman and R Sharma (eds.):Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Quest for socio-economic transformation, CRRID, Chandigarh, 2016, Chapter 2, pp. 31-56.
  9. Factors in farmers' suicides in India: A case study of Punjab, in R K China (ed.):Proceedings of the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science StudiesICISSS 2015 (Cambridge), October 19-20, 2015 (jointly with others).
  10. Small farmer organisation in rainfed regions of India: A study of organisation and performance of producer companies in J Devi Prasad et al (eds.):Agril. Risk Mgt., CGG, Hyd and BS publications, Hyd 2015.
  11. Small Famers, Prosperous farmers in India: Evidence and Lessons from Case Studies, in J Devi Prasad et al (eds.):Agril. Risk Mgt.,CGG, Hyd and BS publications, Hyd2015.
  12. Small Producers, Knowledge and Markets in Banerjee et al (eds.):India: Science and Technology, Vol. 3, Foundation Books and CSIR-NISTAD, New Delhi, 2015.
  13. Localising global production networks (GPNs):Role of Local Entrepreneurs in Fresh Produce Export GPNs in India, in S Misra, D Awasthi and G Batthini (eds.):Eleventh Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship,Vol. 2, pp.1236-1247, EDII Ahmedabad and Bookwell, Delhi, 2015.
  14. Promoting small farmer market access in Asia: Issues, Experiences and Mechanisms, in Peter B, R Hazell and A Rahman (eds.):New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture, OUP, 2014, Chapter 7.
  15. Vertical Co-ordination in Agribusiness in India: Making contract farming work for small producers, in N Ghosh and C S C Sekhar (eds.): The Future of Indian Agriculture- Technology and Institutions, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2013.14. Public-Private Partnerships for Agribusiness Development in Thailand and India: Experience, Issues, and Strategies in C A da Silva and N Mhlanga (eds.): Innovative Policies and Institutions to Support of Agro-industries Development, FAO, Rome, 2011; Chapter 3; 41-62.
  16. Linking Small Horticultural Producers with Markets: Indian Experience and Lessons, in E W Hewett et al (ed.): Proceedings of the Intl. Symposium on Postharvest Pacifica, Acta Horticulturae No. 880, ISHS, Belgium, 2010, 75-82.
  17. Globalisation and Sustainability Issues in Agriculture in Asia- A Case of India, in S S Gill, L Singh and R Marwah (eds.): Economic and Environmental Sustainability of the Asian Region, Routledge, New Delhi, 2010, 23-44.
  18. Globalagribusiness value chains, small producers and workers in India: Governance, upgrading opportunities, policies, and strategies" in Anne Posthuma and Dev Nathan (eds.):Labour in Global Production Networks in India, OUP, New Delhi, 2010, 190-211.
  19. "Linking Small Primary Producers with Markets through Fresh Food Retail Chains in India: How Inclusive and How Effective?" in Ghuman R S, Surjit Singh and J S Brar (eds.):Globalisation and Change-Perspectives from Punjab(Essays in honour of Prof. SS Gill), Rawat, Jaipur, 2010, 275-302 (jointly with Naresh Singla).
  20. "Influence of Trade Regimes and Agreements on AKST" (Chapter 3) in ‘Agriculture at a Crossroads – International assessment of agricultural knowledge, science and technology for development', Vol. II, East and South Asia & the Pacific, Island Press, Washington, 2009, 62-111 (one of the two lead authors).
  21. "Leveraging Contract farming for Improving Supply Chain Efficiency in India: Some Innovative and Successful Models", in PJ Batt (ed.):Proceedings of the Second Intl. Symposiumon Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transition Economies, Acta Horticulturae No. 794, ISHS, Belgium, August 2008, 317-323. Also published athttp://www.globalfoodchainpartnerships.org/india/Papers.
  22. "Marketing channels and their implications for smallholder farmers in India", in McCullough, E.B., Pingali, P.L. and Stamoulis, K.G.:The Transformation of Agri-food Systems: Globalization, Supply Chains, and Smallholder Farmers, FAO, Rome and Earthscan Press, London, 2008, 279-310.
  23. "Contract Farming for Agricultural Development: Review of Theory and Practice with Special Reference to India" in S K Bhaumik (ed.):Reforming Indian Agriculture:TowardsEmployment Generation and Poverty Reduction", Sage, New Delhi (in honour of Prof. G K Chadha) chapter 8, 165-195, 2008.
  24. "Contract Farming for Agricultural and Rural Development" in A S Dhesi and G Singh (eds.):Rural Development in Punjab- A Success Story Going Astray, Routledge, New Delhi and London, 2008.
  25. "Marketing of Organic Food products in India: experience, issues and strategies", in M K Menon, T Eisenring and S Annadana (eds.):Indian Organic Agribusiness @ Threshold of Growth, ICCOA, Bangalore, 2007.
  26. "Changing Structure and Organisation of Agriculture and Difficulties facing Small Farmers in India" in C Tisdell (ed.):Poverty, Poverty Alleviation and Social Disadvantage- Analysis, Case Studies, and Policies, Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2007, 330-366.
  27. "Corporate Farming in India: Is it the answer to overcoming competitive disadvantage?" in C Tisdell (ed.):Poverty, Poverty Alleviation and Social Disadvantage- Analysis, Case Studies, and Policies, Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2007, 368-378.
  28. "Contract Farming for Agricultural Development in Gujarat: Evidence and Issues", in R H Dholakia (ed.):Frontiers of Agricultural Development in Gujarat, IIMA, 2007.
  29. "Organic Produce Supply Chains for Sustainable Agri-food Systems and Livelihoods? Case Studies of Organic Basmati Rice in India" in PG Chengappa, N Nagaraj and R Kanwar (eds.):International Conference on 21stCentury Challenges to Sustainable Agri-Food Systems, I K International, New Delhi, 2007, 640-647.
  30. "Agro-processing Industry and Agricultural Development: New Vistas in Indian Agribusiness" in V. Ballabh (ed.):Institutional Alternatives and Governance in Agriculture, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2007.
  31. "Rural Poverty, Local Democratic Institutions and Sustainable Development in India under Globalisation: Issues and Strategies", in T M Joseph (ed.):Local Governance in India:Ideas, Challenges and Strategies, Concept, New Delhi, 2007.
  32. "Farming Crisis and Farmer Suicides in Punjab: An Examination of Institutional Dimensions", in Balbir Singh (ed.): "Punjab Economy- Challenges and Strategies", Twenty First Century, Patiala, 2006.
  33. "Leveraging ICTs for Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development in India", in Sailabala Debi and V B Annigeri (eds.):Sustainable Development and the Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges, Serials, New Delhi, 2006.
  34. "Institutional Alternatives for Agricultural Development in India under Globalisation", in B S Kantawala and T R Bishnoi (eds.):Markets and Institutions- India's Experience during Nineties,Wisdom Publications, Delhi, 2006.
  35. "HorticulturalSupply Chains and Small Producers in South Asia: Governance, Participation, and Strategies",ISHS Acta Horticulturae, 699:1 International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies, edited by P J Batt and N Jayamangkala, ISHS, Leuven, Belgium, 2006.
  36. "Institutional Alternatives for Agricultural Development under Globalisation: A comparative Perspective and Issues", in J Sulaiman et al (rds.):New Challenges Facing Asian Agriculture under Globalisation, Vol. 1, Malaysian Agricultural Economics Association (MAEA) and Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE), 2005.
  37. "Value Addition in Indian Agriculture – Institutional Challenges and Opportunities", in N J Rao (ed.): Indian Agriculture–Issues and Perspectives, ICFAI Press, Hyderabad, 2005.
  38. "Changing Structure and Organisation of Agriculture and Small Farmers in India", in R R Prasad and G Rajanikanth (eds.):Rural Development and Social Change- NIRD Foundation Day series Vol. 1, Discovery Publishing House, New Delhi, 2005, 381-407.
  39. "State, Agribusiness Firms, and Farmers in Thailand: A Study of Contract Farming System", in M G Deepkia and S Rajagopalan (eds.):Corporate Agribusiness – concepts and cases,The ICFAI University press, Hyderabad, 2005 (also published on ASF, Bangkok website:www.asianscholarship.org/publications/index/html)
  40. "Dynamics of Rural Timber Industry", in Rohini Nayyar and Alakh N Sharma (eds.):Rural Transformation in India –The Role of Non-farm Sector, Institute of Human Development, New Delhi, 2005 (jointly with V Ballabh).
  41. "Role of State in Contract Farming in Thailand and India: Experiences and Lessons for Indian Agribusiness Policy", in Proceedings of the ASIA Fellows Conference in South Asia titled ‘Comparative Perspectives on Asian Development – A View from South Asia', Edited by Reena Marwah, New Delhi, 2005).
  42. "Reaching the Rural Poor under Globalisation and Structural Adjustment Regimes in India: The Institutional Dimensions" inIndian Economic Association Conference (86th) Volume of the Millennium, 2003, IEA,Calcutta.
  43. "Changes in Private Sector Dairy Industry after Delicensing: A Case Study of Ahmedabad Milk Market in Gujarat, in T Nakasato (ed.):A study of dominant factors in recent transformations of livestock industry in India, Fukuoka University of Education, Fukuoka, Japan, March, 2003.
  44. "The WTO Agreement on Anti-Dumping Measures: Scope, Practice and Problems", in Y K Alagh (ed.):Globalisation and Agricultural Crisis in India, Deep & Deep, New Delhi, 2003. (Also published inIndian Economic Association (IEA) Conference (84th)Volume, IEA, Calcutta, 2001.
  45. "Multinational Corporations and Agricultural Technology Transfer: A Case Study of Contract Farming in the Indian Punjab" in P Chandra Shekara (ed.):Private Extension: Indian Experiences, MANAGE, Hyderabad, 2001.
  46. "Institutional Alternatives for Agricultural Development under Globalisation: AComparative Perspective and Issues", inProceedings of the Convention on Developmentat Chennai, and organized jointly by MIDS, Chennai/ CDS, Trivandrum/CESS, Hyderabad/CMDR, Dharwad/ISEC, Bangalore, Nov. 16-18, 2001.
  47. "New Barriers to Trade under WTO: Implications of TBT and SPS Measures Agreements for the Indian Agro-Food Industry and Agro-Exports" in G K Chadha (ed.):WTO and the Indian Economy,Deep and Deep, New Delhi, 2000 (Also, in theIndian Economic Association Conference (83rd) Volume of the Millennium, 2000, IEA,Calcutta.
 
 
Papers in Journals
  1. Doubling Farmers' Income-Mechanisms and Challenges, EPW, 53(7), Feb 17, 2018.
  2. Replicating Small Farms, Prosperous Farmers in India: Lessons for Policy and Practice, Journal of Agribusiness Marketing, 8, 2017, 1-13.
  3. How Inclusive and Effective are Farm Machinery Rental Services in India? Case Studies from Punjab', Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 72(3), July-Sept, 2017.
  4. Gendered BoP hygiene markets in rural India: Learning from A Case of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, Hong Kong Journal of Social Work 51(1/2), 2017. 
  5. Addressing the Agrarian Crisis in Punjab: Role of Agro-markets and Policy, EPW, 52(3), 21 Jan, 2017.
  6. Tenancy Reforms: A Critique of NITI Aayog's Model Law, EPW, 52, Jan., 2017.
  7. "Institutional Innovations for Smallholder Development: A Case Study of Agri-Franchising in Bihar", Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, July- September, 2016.  
  8. Seeking markets in production fields: an assessment of the potential of fair trade in India, Millennial Asia, 7(2), Oct, 2016 (co-authored).
  9.  "Land Acquisition in India: an Examination of the 2013 Act and options", Journal of Land and Rural Studies, 4(1), 2016.
  10. " Fresh Food Supermarkets in the Indian Punjab: Organisation and Impacts", Journal of Punjab Studies, 21(1), 2015 (jointly with others).
  11.  "The practice of contract farming in India: making it inclusive and effective", Food Chain, 3(3), October 2013,  
  12.  "South Asian Agrifood Trade Networks in India: A Case Study of Onion Exports", Millennial Asia-An intl. jrl of Asian Studies, 4 (2), 2013.
  13. New Markets for Smallholders in India: Exclusion, Policy and Mechanisms, Economic and Political Weekly, 47(52), 95-105, December 29, 2012, Review of Rural Affairs.
  14. Institutional and policy aspects of Punjab Agriculture: a smallholder perspective, Economic and Political Weekly, 47(4), January 28, 2011, 51-57, Review of Rural Affairs.
  15. FDI in Retail: Misplaced expectations and half truths, Economic and Political Weekly, 46(51), December 17, 2011, 13-16.
  16. Fresh Food supermarkets in India: an analysis of their inclusiveness and impact on primary producers, Millennial Asia- an intl. journal of Asian studies, 2(1), 2011, 65-91 (with Naresh Singla).
  17. Controlling Food Inflation: Do Supermarkets have a role?, Economic and Political Weekly, 46(18), April 30-May 4, 2011,19-22.
  18. Emerging agricultural marketing practices in India: a case study of a fresh food retail chain in Punjab, Agricultural Economics Research Review, 24(1), 2011 (with Naresh Singla and PK Dhindsa).
  19. Inclusive Fresh Food Retail Chains in India: Case Studies of HOPCOM and Safal, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 24 (1), 2011 (with Naresh Singla)
  20. Implications of FDI in Food Supermarkets, Economic and Political Weekly, 45(34), 21-27, 2010. 17-20.
  21. "Supply Chains for High Value Crops: A case study of mint in Punjab",Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 23(1), 2009, 93-103.
  22. "Gender and Child Labour in Cottonseed Production in India: A case study of Gujarat",Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 51(3), 2008, 445-458.
  23. "Food security, commercialization of Indian agriculture, and technological options" in eSS Occasional Papers 1(1), May-June 2008, published online atwww.esocialsciences.com/essjournals/issuesmain.
  24. "Producer Companies as New Generation Co-operatives" inEconomic and Political Weekly,43(20), 2008, May 17.
  25. Marketing of Liquid Milk- A Case Study of Ahmedabad Milk Market",Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 62(3), July-Sept. 2007 (conference issue).
  26. "Contract farming: theory and practice in the 21stcentury",Stewart Postharvest Review, 3 (11), 2007,1-6.
  27. "Changing Dimension of Agricultural Marketing and Small Farmers in India: From Regulated Markets to Vertical Co-ordination",Artha-Vikas, 41(2), July-Dec., 2005 (published in June, 2007)
  28. "Organic Cotton Supply Chains and Small Producers: Governance, Participation and Strategies",Economic and Political Weekly, 41(42), December 30, 2006 (Review of Agriculture) (Also published in Ghosh S and D Nigam (eds.):Alternative Forms of Farming in India, The ICFAI University Press, Kolkata, 2008).
  29. "Global Value (Supermarket) Chains and Small Producers: Governance, Participation and Strategies",AsiaPacific Business Review, 1(2), July-December, 2005.
  30. "Contract Farming for Agricultural Development and Diversification in Punjab: Problems and Prospects",Journal of Punjab Studies, 12(2), Fall, 2005.
  31. "Leveraging ICTs for Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development in India",PunjabJournal of Business Studies, 1(2), October-March. 2005-06.
  32. "Promoting Rural Non-Farm Employment: A Case Study of Handicrafts Sector in Gujarat",Paradigm, 9 (2), July –December, 2005.
  33. "Changing structure and organisation of agriculture and small farmers in India",Social Change, 35(4), December, 2005. (Also published in RR Prasad and G Rajnikanth (eds.):Rural Development and Social Change, NIRD, Hyderabad, 2006).
  34. "Contract Farming System in Thailand",Economic and Political Weekly, 40(53), December 31, 2005, Review of Agriculture.
  35. 'Role of the State in Contract Farming in Thailand: Experience and Lessons", ASEAN Economic Bulletin, 22(2), August 2005.
  36. 24."Crisis and Diversification in Punjab Agriculture –Role of State and Agribusiness", Economic and Political Weekly, 39(52), Review of Agriculture, December 25, 2004.
  37. ‘Contract Farming in India: Impacts on Women and Child Workers', the Gatekeeper Series Paper No. 111, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London, 2003.
  38. "Contracting Out Solutions: Political Economy of Contract Farming in the Indian Punjab", World Development, 30(9), September, 2002.
  39. "Economic Liberalisation, Multinational Agribusinesses and Rural Employment in Punjab", Indian Management Studies Journal, 6(1), April, 2002.
  40. "Deceleration of Economic Growth in Punjab: Evidence, Explanation and a Way-Out", Economic and Political Weekly, 37(6), February 9, 2002 (with Lakhwinder Singh).
  41. "Multinational Corporations and Agricultural Development: A study of contract farming in the Indian Punjab", Journal of International Development, 14(2), 2002.
  42. "Labour under Contract Farming in India: Issues of Gender and Child Labour", Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 44 (4), October-December, 2001 (Conference Issue).
  43. "An Agribusiness Systems Study of the Papad Industry in Gujarat", Indian Food Industry, 20(6), Nov.-Dec. 2001 (jointly with others).
  44. "Employment, Efficiency and Entrepreneurship in Small Industry: A Study of Baking Industry in Punjab, India", The Journal of Entrepreneurship, 10(1), 2001.
  45. "Contract Farming for Agricultural Diversification in the Indian Punjab: A Study of Performance and Problems" Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 56 (3), Conference Number, July-September, 2000.
  46. "Co-operative as Contractor: A case study of contract farming by a co-operative marketing federation in the Indian Punjab", Co-operative Perspective, 35(2), 2000.
  47. "Theory and Practice of Contract Farming – A Review", Journal of Social and Economic Development, 2(2), July-December, 2000.
  48. "Understanding Agricultural Input Markets: A Case Study of Seed Purchase and Usage Practices of Farmers in Uttar Pradesh", Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 14(2), May-August, 2000.
  49. "Crisis in Punjab Agriculture", Economic and Political Weekly, 35(23), June 3-9, 2000.
  50. "Determinants and Dynamics of Rural Non-farm Activities: A study from Rajasthan", The Asian Economic Review, 42(1), April, 2000 (jointly with R Prabhakar).
  51. "Marketing of Rural Non-Farm Products: A Case Study of Handicrafts", Paradigm, 4(1), January-June, 2000.

 

Review Papers
  1. Agrarian Distress: Beyond Cropping Pattern and Credit, EPW, 52(27), July 8, 2017.
  2. Arthiyas in Punjab's APMC Mandis: Inadequate Analysis and Solutions, EPW, 51, April 2016.
  3.    Ëconomic Development in Punjab: Policy challenges and the way forward, Economic and Political Weekly, 50(26/27), June 27, 2015.
  4. Small Producers, Knowledge and Markets in Banerjee et al (eds.): India: Science and Technology, Vol. 3, Foundation Books and CSIR-NISTAD, New Delhi, 2015.
  5. GM crops and global agri trade, Economic and Political Weekly, 49(42), Oct 18, 2014.
  6. Policy for Punjab's Agriculture: Will it deliver?, Economic and Political Weekly, 48(51), December 21, 2013.
  7. Effective inclusive marketing systems for small farmers, The Hindu Annual Survey of Agriculture, 2013.
  8. Role of marketing in diversification, in Punjab Advance (in Eng, Hindi and Punjabi), June 2013.
  9. "FDI in Retail: Misplaced expectations and half-truths", Economic and Political Weekly, 46(51), December 17, 2011, 13-16.
  10.  "Controlling Food Inflation: Do Supermarkets have a role?", Economic and Political Weekly, 46(18), April 30-May 4, 2011,19-22.
  11. "Implications of FDI in Food Supermarkets", Economic and Political Weekly, 45(34), 21-27, 2010. 17-20.
  12. Implications of Corporate Entry into Agricultural Input and Output Markets and its Impact on Small Producers and Consumers, summary of group discussion, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 65(1), 2010. 55-58.
  13. "Implications ofCorporate Entry into AgriculturalInputand OutputMarkets andits Impact on Small Producers and Consumers",Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 64(3), Conference Special , 2009.
  14. ‘Contract farming for agricultural development', Seminar, 595, March 2009, 27-29.
  15. Punjab Agriculture: Need for a Balanced Approach'South AsiaPost, 22(1), August 31, 2006.
  16. ‘Credit, Indebtedness and Farmer Suicides in Punjab –Some Missing Links', inEconomic and Political Weekly, 41(30), July 29, 2006.
  17. ‘CaseAnalysis -1' of the case study ‘Changing Trends in Retailing and FMCG Industry in India' by N. Radhika,Case Folio, February, 2005.
  18. "Marketing of Organic Produce and Minor ForestProduce",Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 18(1), 2004.
  19. "Marketing of Organic Produce and Minor ForestProduce",Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 17(3), Conference Special , 2003.
  20. "Reinventing Cadbury", a case analysis,Case Folio, III (5), May 2003.
  21. "Archies: Vertical Integration or Vertical Co-ordination?", a case analysis,Case Folio, II (12), December 2002.
  22. "Green Revolution: In Light and Shade",Economic and Political Weekly, 36(42), October 20, 2001.
 

Popular Articles

  1. .Has the MSP promise been delivered?, The Tribune, Chandigarh, July 07, 2018.

    2. Seeds of a new policy, The Tribune, Chandigarh, June 25, 2018, In Focus, p. 9.

    3. Contract farming Act an inadequate model, The Tribune, Chandigarh, May 24, 2018,op ed. P. 9.

    4. Agri startups in Punjab need fiscal boost, The Tribune, March 27, 2018, opinion page, Chandigarh.

    5. Perishable Produce Agri market reforms- policy and issues, Geography and You, 102, 2017, New Delhi.

    6. "Crop insurance or deficiency payments, Mint, IIMA view, Ahmedabad, Dec. 21, 2015.

    7. "In the name of the farmer, Mint, IIMA View, Ahmedabad, August 10, 2015.

    8. "Missing the woods for the trees" in the series on HT Debate on the State of the Punjab

         Economy, The Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Feb, 3, 2015, p.2.

    9."Reforming markets, lessons from Bihar, The Tribune, Chandigarh, Feb. 6, 2015, Op ed.

         Agriculture page 9.

    10."APMCs: the other side of the story, The Hindu Business line, Feb. 9, 2015.

    11."Diversification policy: old wine in old bottles", The Tribune, Chandigarh Op-Ed

        Agriculture, May 21, 2013, p. 9.

    12."Regulating contract farming- Punjab Way, The Tribune, Op Ed Agriculture,  Chandigarh,

     July 8, 2013.

    13."Much Ado about Walmart, The Hindu Business Line, Opinion Page, October 16, 2013.

    14. "Agrifranchising works, The Hindu Business line, Nov. 1, 2013.

  2. Making FDI in Retail Inclusive, The Tribune, Chandigarh, OpenEd Business P. 9, July 25, 2012.

  3. The limitations of inclusiveness: The woes of rural wage labour, Capacity.Org, Issue 44, April, 2012, pp.8-9
  4. Sidhhe Videshi Nivesh de fayediana di asliat ki hai?, Daily Ajit (in Punjabi, on FDI in retail), Jalandhar, Dec. 23, 2011.
  5. Reasons to be wary of retail giants The Hindu Business Line, November 30, 2011.
  6. Who gains from FDI in retail?The Tribune, Chandigarh, open economy page, p.13, November 26, 2011.
  7. Give big retail a chance, Tehelka, financial world section, on line, May 26, 2011.
  8. On the food chain: when reforming agri-markets, remember the small farmer, Indian Express, all editions, opinion page (12), Feb. 18, 2011.
  9. Major Issues in Agribusiness: A smallholder perspective, Yojana, 55, January, 2011
  10. "Why subsidise farm labour?,The Tribune, Chandigarh Opinion page, Aug. 22, 2009.
  11. "Private Informal Enterprise in Agribusiness-second hand tractor and F&V markets in Punjab",The Hyphen, IIMA Agribusiness Club magazine, Ahmedabad, Monsoon 2009 Issue, pp.16-18.
  12. "Fresh food retail chains in India" inRetail Biz, May 2009, 24-27.
  13. "Organic farming is worth it- Farmers' commission report illogical",The Tribune, Chandigarh, op. ed. page, Jan.15, 2009. (Also published inSouth Asia Post, 79(4), Jan.15, 2009 under the title: PSFC: Farmers' Commission or Food Security Mission?")
  14. Free power and water turning into tragedy" in theTribune, Chandigarh, July, 15, 2008, opinion page.
  15. "Ban on futures trading- can it control food inflation?", (a part of roundtable on the subject) inModern Food Processing, 3 (10), June 2008, p.44.
  16. "Agri budget: Inclusive enough?",DNA(Daily News and Analysis), Ahmedabad, March 19, 2008, p. 6 (opinion page).
  17. "Union Budget and Rural Poor: Inclusive Enough?",South AsiaPost, March 15, 2008.
  18. "Kanak di Kharid-Hun Sarkari Izaredari? (Wheat Procurement: Now State Monoposony?)(in Punjabi),in thePunjabi Tribune, April 23, 2007,Chandigarh.
  19. "This marks a return to the zonal limit regime" (debate article on ‘Should private wheat procurement from mandis be restricted?),Financial Express, April 9, 2007. All editions, p. 11.
  20. "Lalu Prasad de Prabandhki Path" (Lalu Prasad's Management Lessons), (in Punjabi),Punjabi Tribune, October 15, 2006, Chandigarh (magazine section, p. 3).
  21. "Punjab di Kheti Kehre Raah? (Is this the way for Punjab agriculture?)" (in Punjabi),Punjabi Tribune, September 26, 2006, Chandigarh, p. 6.
  22. "The Railways lecturer",The Hindustan Times, September 26, 2006, Mumbai Edition, p.12 (Op Ed page).
  23. "Punjab wich Kheti Vibhinta ate Aukaran' (Agricultural Diversification in Punjab and Obstacles) (in Punjabi),Punjabi Tribune, September 6, 2006, Chandigarh, p.6.
  24. "Public –Private Partnership for Agricultural Development: A Case Study of Contract Farming in Thailand", inSouvenir of the Agriculture Summit, 2005organised by the MoA, GoI, and the FICCI, New Delhi, April 9-10, 2005, 224-232.
  25. "Indian Agriculture-Value Addition Challenges",Chartered Financial Analyst, February, 2005.
  26. "The New generation Co-operative: Theory, Practice and Relevance",The Co-operator, 42(5), November 2004, 229-230.
  27. "Reaping Rewards" (on chemical agril. inputs and sustainability),Times Agriculture Journal(TAJ), 3(3), March-April, 2004, pp.27-29.
  28. "Extolling e-governance",Times Agriculture Journal,(TAJ), 3(2), January-February, 2004.
  29. "Reaping Rewards" (on chemical agril. inputs and sustainability), Times Agriculture Journal (TAJ), 3(3), March-April, 2004, pp.27-29.
  30. "Extolling e-governance", Times Agriculture Journal, (TAJ), 3(2), January-February, 2004.
  31. "A leap of faith" (a cover story article on the changing face of contract farming in India), Times Agriculture Journal (TAJ), 3(1), November-December, 2003.
  32. "Giving agribusiness a boost", The Hindu Business Line, March 20, Chennai (on Union Budget, 2003).
  33. "Contract Farming – Let firms, farmers deal directly", The Tribune, December 23, 2002, p.13 (Agriculture), Chandigarh.
  34. "Marketing of Agricultural Inputs: some conceptual and strategic issues" in RuralscaN, 2(1), January - March, 2000 and 2(2), April-June, 2000 (in two parts). Intl.

 

Papers presented recently

and Rural Development', at Punjabi University, Patiala organised by CDEIS, and Planning Commission Chair, Punjabi University Patiala and CDS, Thiruvananthapuram during July 28-29, 2015.    

  1. "Primary Producer Organisation as Social Enterprise for Sustainability: A Case of Producer Companies in India" at the INDIALICS Fourth Intl. Conference on Innovation and Sustainability: Lessons from the History of India and Hopes for the Future. At Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA during June 9-10, 2016.
  2. Power in MSIs as GPNs: A Case of Better Cotton Initiative in India, in the special Session on Typologies of Power: (Re-)Making Global Production Networks, at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Chicago during April 21-25, 2015.    
  3. Understanding Role of FDI in Agri-food Markets from a Value Chain Perspective: Case of Multi-brand retail trade FDI in India, at the IAAE-ISAE Inter conference symposium: Re-visiting Agriculture Policies in the light of Globalization Experience: The Indian Context" Hyderabad, 12-13 October, 2014. 
  4. Small Farmer Organisation in India: Performance, Sustainability and Challenges, at the Yonsei University and UNRISD hosted 3rd intl conference on Social Enterprise in Asia, Yonsei University Wonju campus, South Korea, July 3-6, 2014.
  5. Agribusiness Franchising in India: Performance and Potential, at the 6th intl conference of Economics and Management of Networks (EMNET), Agadir, Morocco, November 21-23, 2013.
  6. Producer companies in India: Lessons from Case Studies, at the 6th intl conference of Economics and Management of Networks (EMNET), Agadir, Morocco, Nov. 21-23, 2013.
  7. Cotton value chains in India at the Workshop on South Asian cotton Value Chains, CBS, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 16-18, 2013.
  8. Flowers value chains in India- issues for policy and practice, at the intl. conference on floriculture and horticulture at Gangtok, organised by Govt. of Sikkim as part of International Flower Show, Feb. 24-27, 2013.
  9. Reforming agri institutions-issues and innovations, at the P C Bansil memorial seminar held at IIC Delhi, organised by CAPD, and IIT Delhi on January 5, 2018.
  10. Agril dev policy for Punjab, at the workshop on public policy to prevent rural suicides at Punjabi university Patiala, Nov. 15, 2017.
  11. Agro value chains and small producers: Connecting the dots w.s.r to India, at the National Seminar on Financing of Agricultural Value Chains: Challenges and Opportunities, at BIRD Lucknow, organised by IPFRI and NABARD during Nov. 29-30, 2015.
  12. Institutional innovations for inclusive agricultural  development: A case of franchising in India, at the Intl. conference on ‘Systems of Innovation for inclusive Agriculture
    1. Sustainability Issues in Indian Agriculture: An Examination of Role of Corporate Social Responsibility v/s 3P Business Models, at the National Seminar on  Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Challenges, Possibilities and Prospects for Socio-economic Transformation at CRRID, Chandigarh, March 12-14, 2015.
    2. Small Farmer Organisation in Rainfed Regions of India: A study of Organization and Performance of Producer Companies at the National seminar on Agri risk management at Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad, Jan 3-4, 2014.
    3. Small farmers, prosperous farmers in India: lessons from case studies, at the National seminar on Agri risk management at Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad, Jan 3-4, 2014.
    4.  Small Producer Aggregation models for livelihoods and nutrition at Tata- Cornell Agri and nutrition initiative and ICRISAT organised workshop on aggregation models for income and nutrition at ICRISAT, Hyderabad, February 27-28, 2014.
    5. Rethinking diversification of Punjab agriculture: the why and the How of policy and mechanisms, at the International conference on Rejuvenation of Punjab economy, organized by Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala and University of California at Patiala, March 21-23, 2014.
    6. Inclusive value chains in India: Evidence and potential, at the Silver Jubilee Celebrations conference  "The State, the Market and the Agripreneurs" Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, April 3-5, 2013.
    7. Public- Private Partnerships for Agribusiness Development in India: Experience, Issues, and Strategies at the national seminar on Public- Private Partnerships: polices, practices and perspectives at the Newman College Thodupuzha, Kerala April 17-18,  2013.
    8. Producer companies in India- organisation, performance and issues, at the MoA, GoI, April 15, 2013.
    9. GM Crops and global agri trade, at National Seminar on Regulating Transgenic crops for sustainable development, organised by Kutch university, Bhuj, Satvik Bhuj and Jatan, Vadodara, July 6, 2013.
  13. Presented paper Perishable Produce Wholesale Markets in India: Their role and making them deliver, a the intl. conference on wholesale produce markets organised by IUWM , The Netherlands and Punjab Mandi Baord, and COSAMB during November 20-21, 2012 at Chandigarh.
  14. Presented paper Institutional innovations for agril dev.in india experiecne and prospects at the CDEIS-Indialics International Conference on Development and Innovation in the Emerging Economies at Punjabi University Patiala, Nov. 16-18, 2012.
  15. Presented Paper What makes Small Farms Viable and Small Farmers Prosperous? Evidence and Inferences from case studies of SFPFs in Punjab, Gujarat and Maharashtraat the Small Farmer, Prosperous Farmer (SFPF) Colloquim in memory of Dr. V Kurien, at Annual Partners meet of IWMI, at Anand during Nov. 28-30, 2012.
  16. Discussant at the Agro foods session in the workshop on Value chains for Development: Lessons and Policies for South Asia at Dhaka during November 24-25, 2012 organised by Capturing the Gains program, Manchester University and Duke University; UN-ESCAP, (South and South-west Asia Sub-Regional Office); and Institute for Human Development, New Delhi and CARE, Bangladesh; and Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka
  17. Presented paper Role of FDI in multi-brand retail trade in India and its implications at the International seminar, Organised retailing vis-a-vis farm economy of India at the CESS, Hyderabad during Sept. 21-22, 2012.
  18. Presented paper Small Producer Collectivitisation through Farmer (Producer) Companies: Experiences of Sri Lanka and India at the international workshop on small farmer co-operation: prospects and challenges, organized by IEG, Delhi and CIDIN, Radboud University (the Netherlands) held at IEG, Delhi during August 20-22, 2012.
  19. Presented paper at the intl. workshop on Spatiaiities of export oriented high value crop production in India: grape bunches and labour 'tolis' in Maharashtra at the workshop on New Spatialities of Production: Impact on Work Organization, Labour Processes and Upward Mobility at the IGIDR Mumbai organised by IHD, Delhi ICRIER,Delhi, IGIDR Mumbai and CtG (Capturing the Gains Initiative, Manchester University)during July 6-8, 2012.
  20. Presented a paper on Upgrading in fresh produce value chains-case of grapes from India, at Capturing the Gains workshop at University of Manchester, Manchester, May 21-26, 2012.
  21. Presented paper Landing in Trouble: Changing role of land in rural livelihoods in India? at the workshop on New Questions concerning Land in India organised by South Asia Studies Council and the MacMillan Center, Yale University at Yale University during April 26-29, 2012.
  22. Presented paper Changing face of fresh produce markets in India: Challenges and opportunities, at the Fresh Produce India conference in Mumbai, March 26, 2012.
  23. Presented a paper South Asian Agrifood Trade Networks in India: Standards and race to nowhere?? at the workshop Two decades of globalization in India: How Have Firms and Consumers Responded? organised by GIDR,Ahmedabad at IIC, New Delhi, April 22-23, 2011.
  24. "Public-Private Partnerships for Agribusiness Development in Thailand and India: Experience, Issues, and Strategies", at the FAO-IAAE Joint Workshop on "Innovative Policies and Institutions to Support Agro-industries Development", held at Beijing as part of the 27thConference of the Intl. Asso. of Agril. Economists, August 16, 2009.
  25. "Organising for Organic Food Market Development: A case study of Fabindia" at the Organic Asia, 2008 held at Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia during Oct. 28-31, 2008.
  26. "Vertical Coordination in Agribusiness and Small Farmers in India: Will the twain meet?" at the Organised Panel on ‘Changing Face of Agricultural and Food Marketing in India', at the Annual Conference of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) meeting held in Orlando (Florida, USA) during July 27-29, 2008.
  27. "Successfully meeting the new market demands in agribusiness: Lessons from India" at the Global Agri Food Forum organsied by the National Agriculture Council of Mexico in Mexico City during June 12-13, 2008.
  28. "Value Chains and Small Producers and Workers in the Indian Agribusiness Sector: Governance, Upgrading Opportunities, Policies and Strategies" at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands on May 30, 2008.
  29. "Contract Farming in Organic Cotton in India: Issues ofGovernance and Participation" at the 8thIntl. Conference on Mgt. in Agrifood Chains and Networks, Ede (Wageningen), The Netherlands, May 28-30, 2008.
  30. "Leveraging Contract farming for Improving Supply Chain Efficiency in India: Some Innovative and Successful Models" at the International Symposium on Supply Chain Management "Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies- Responding to the Demands of Integrated value Chains" organized by Curtin University of Technology, Perth (West Australia), Hanoi Agricultural University, and International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS) at Hotel Sofitel Plaza, Hanoi during September 23-27, 2007.
  31. "Small Farmers and Changing Food Systems in India- Comparative Analysis of Marketing outlets in Gujarat and Punjab" at the Workshop on "Transformation of Agrifood Systerms- Implications for Small farmers" at the FAO, Rome, May 14-15, 2007.
  32. "Contract Farming: Models and Experiences in India" at the ICAR/USDA organized workshop "Contract Farming: Methods and Experiences" under the Indo-US Agricultural Knowledge Initiative, Delhi. May 5-6, 2007.
  33. "Organic Produce Supply Chains for Sustainable Agri-food Systems and Livelihoods? Case Studies of Organic Basmati Rice in India" at the International Conference on 21stCentury Challenges to Sustainable Agri-Food Systems, organized by the UAS, Bangalore and ISEC, Bangalore, in collaboration with Iowa State University, University of Purdue, USAID, and The Higher Education for Development, Washington, during Mach 15-17, 2007.
  34. Leveraging Contract farming for Improving Supply Chain Efficiency in India: Some Innovative and Successful Models", at the 3rdInternational Conference on Linking Markets and Farmers- Exploring leading Practices to Foster Economic Growth in Rural India, at the Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi during March 11-15, 2007 organised by University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA), ICA Institute, World Bank, USAID, CII, IFPRI, ISAP and MART.
  35. "Organic Produce Supply Chains and Small Producers: Governance, Participation and Strategies with special reference to India", at the 7thIntl. Conference on Mgt. in Agrifood Chains and Networks, Ede (Wageningen), The Netherlands, June 1-2, 2006.
  36. "Global Value Chains and Small Producers: Governance, Participation, and Strategies", at the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS)-4, at Shanghai during August 20-24, 2005, organised by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai in collaboration with the International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden (Netherlands).
  37. "Horticultural Supply Chains and Small Producers in South Asia: Governance, Participation, and Strategies" at the International Symposium on Supply Chain Management in Transitional Economies, organised by International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the Curtin University of Technology, Perth (West Australia) and the Maejo University, Chiang Mai (Thailand) at Chiang Mai during July 19-23, 2005.
  38. "Agricultural Commercialisation and Small Farmers in India" at the FAO Symposium on ‘Agricultural Commercialisation and the Small Farmer' at the FAO Headquarters, Rome (Italy) during May 4-5, 2005.
  39. GlobalValue Chains and Small Producers in South Asia: Governance, Participation, and Strategies" in the plenary session of the South Asia Regional Conference "Globalisation of Agriculture in South Asia: Has it made Difference to Rural Livelihoods?"organised at Hyderabad, India by CESS/IFPRI/IAAE/ISAE/ISAM/ANGRAU, March 23-25, 2005.
  40. "Contract Farming for Agricultural Development: Review of Theory and Practice with special reference to India", at the South Asian Regional Consultation on Small Scale Agriculture in the Era of Globalisation organised by Oxfam International at Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 17-18, 2005.
  41. "Role of the State in Contract Farming in Thailand and India: Experiences and Lessons for Indian Agribusiness Policy" at the first conference of the South Asian alumni of the ASIA Fellows Program of the Asian Scholarship Foundation, Bangkok at New Delhi held during November 7-8, 2004.
  42. Changes in Private Sector Dairy Industry after Delicensing in India" at the Workshop on Dominant Factors in Recent Transformation of Livestock Sector in India, held at Ibaraki (Japan) during January 25-27, 2004 organised by the Fukuoka University of Education, Fukuoka (Japan).
  43. "State, Agribusiness Firms, and Farmers in Contract Farming in Thailand: A Partnership for Development? At the Third International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS3) held at Singapore, organised by the National University of Singapore in collaboration with International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden (Netherlands) during August 19-22, 2003.
  44. Multinational Corporations and Agricultural Development: Political Economy of Contract Farming in the Indian Punjab" at the Annual Meeting (2001) of the Academy of International Business (AIB) held at Sydney from November 16-19, 2001.
 
Papers Presented Recently
  1. Presented paper on Does Contract Farming help in increasing productivity and income to growers? at the national seminar on productivity in Agriculture at Pune, organised by college of agril banking, Pune September 2-3, 2011.
  2. Discussant at the conference on Inflation: sources, challenges and options held at NIPFP, New Delhi on September 16 ,2011.
  3. Presented paper Contract farming and Food retail chains for agricultural development in India: A smallholder perspective, at the national seminar on Indian agriculture at cross roads, at the IDS, Jaipur during September 28-29, 2011.
  4. Panelist on the workshop on FDI in retail organised by Jindal Global University, Sonepat and presented on Benefits of FDI in multi-brand retail: myths and reality on January 12, 2012.
  5. Presented paper Modern retail: benefits to farmers and inflation control at the international conference on Global Agriconnect 2011 held at IARI and organised by National Skill Foundation of India and during october 14-16, 2012.
  6. Presented a paper on Agri. Marketing reforms in Punjab: status and issues, at the conference on Agricultural Economy of Punjab: Science-policy interface, organized by PAU, at Ludhiana, February 18, 2012.
  7. Presented paper on gains from FDI in retail trade: myths and reality, at the two day workshop on political economy of retail trade in India held at and organised by Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi during March 9-10, 2012.
  8. Presented paper Post-GR agro-industrial entrepreneurship among capitalist farmers in India :cases of Punjab and Andhra Pradesh, at the workshop on rethinking economic history: circulation, exchange and enterprise in India at NMML, New Delhi during March 14-15, 3012.
  9. Onion export value chain in Gujarat: organizations, performance and issues, at the regional seminar on Agribusiness potential of Gujarat held at AAU Anand jointly organised by BA College of Agriculture and International agribusiness mgt., institute AAU, Anand and ISAM Nagpur, during March 17-18, 2011 at AAU, Anand.
  10. Labour in Global Food Value Chains in India: Case studies from horticulture at the intl. conference on Rural Labourers in Neo-liberal India, organised by York University, Toronto and XIMB, Bubaneswar at XIMB, December 18-19, 2010.
  11. Leveraging Fresh Food Retails chains for inclusive agricultural growth and development in India- A cases study from Karnataka, at the SMF conference on Challenges to Inclusive growth in emerging economies jointly organized by Strategic Management Forum and IIMA, at IIM, Ahmedabad, December 15-17, 2010.
  12. Inclusive Fresh Food Retail Chains in India- Case Studeis of HOPCOMS and SAFAL, at the 24th Annual conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing at NAU, Navsari, Guajrat during Nov. 23-25, 2010.
  13. "Fresh food retail chains in India-A case study of their inclusiveness and impact on primary producers in Gujarat", at the National Convention "Making Growth Inclusive-Opportunities, Scope and Challenges at the State Level", organised by Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), Ahmedabad at Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad during Oct 26-28, 2009.
  14. "Indian Corporate Agribusiness Sector and Small primary producers and workers: Evidence of Exclusion and Mechanism for Inclusion", at the National Conference on "Corporate Sector, Industrialisation and Economics Development in India" organised by ISID, New Delhi at ISID campus during March 27-28, 2009.
  15. "Supply Chains for High Value Crops: A case study of mint in Punjab", presented at the 22ndNational Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing, held at PAU, Ludhiana during Feb. 25-27, 2009.
  16. "Globalisation of Agriculture and Smallholders and Workers in Asia" at the Intl. conference on Sustainable Development- Challenges before the Asian Societies, organised by CSWAS of Punjabi University, Patiala and Association of Asian Scholars, New Delhi and held at Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab) during Nov. 14-16, 2009.
  17. "Vertical Co-ordination in Agribusiness in India: Making Contract Farming Work for Small Producers", presented at the Golden Jubilee National Seminar "The Future of Indian Agriculture: Technology and Institutions", at IEG, Delhi during Sept. 23-24, 2008.
  18. "Public-Private partnership in Indian Agribusiness: Experience, Scope, and Strategies", at the 3rd Intl. conference on public policy at IIMB, Aug. 3-6, 2008.
  19. "Issues in Purchase of Agricultural Inputs in India: A small producer perspective" presented at the National Seminar on Risk Management in Agriculture organised by and held at College of Agricultural Banking (CAB), Pune, June 26-27, 2008.
  20. "Land Rights for Women in India: Logic, Experience, Obstacles, and Mechanisms",at the Working Group on Women's Land Ownership (WGWLO) and Indo-global Social service society (IGSSS) organised seminar on Women's land rights in Gujarat, Ahmedabad, March 4, 2008.
  21. "Globalisation of Agriculture and Smallholders and Workers in Asia" at theAssociation of Asia Scholars (AAS) Conference on ‘The Landscape of Asian Integration', January 11-12, 2008 : Maple Room, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, jointly organsied by the Asian Scholarship Foundation, Bangkok, and Ministry of External Affairs, GOI.
  22. "Marketing of Organic Food products in India: experience, issues and strategies", at the International Seminar on Indian Organic Agribusiness at the Threshold of Growth, at NASC, New Delhi during November 29-30, 2007, organized by ICCOA, Banglaore.
  23. "Marketing of Liquid Milk- A Case Study of Ahmedabad Milk Market", at the 67thAnnual conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics held at BIRD, Lucknow, during Nov. 5-7, 2007.
  24. "Marketing of Organic Food Products in India-experience, issues and strategies, at the international conference on ‘Indian organic agribusiness- at the threshold of growth', during Nov. 29-30, 2007 at Delhi.
  25. "Leveraging Contract farming for Improving Supply Chain Efficiency in India: Some Innovative and Successful Models" at the second ISHS International symposium on "Improving the performance of supply chains in the transition economies" held at Hanoi (Vietnam) during Sept. 23-27, 2007.
  26. "Commercialisation of Indian Agriculture under Globalisation: Technological Options, Food Security, and Small Producer Livelihoods"at the Workshop on Technology, Innovation and MDGs in India, at Trichy, July 12-14., 2007, organised by INRA France and BDU, Trichy.
  27. "Status and Performance of Agriculture in Gujarat- Prospects and Issues, at the workshop "Agricultural Crisis and the National Farmers Commission- Response from the States" organised by IDS, Jaipur and the CENTAD, New Delhi, June 26, 2007.
  28. "Public-Private Partnership and Market Safety Mechanisms in South Asian Agriculture", at the Workshop on‘Building Trade Safety Nets in Agricultural Systems in South Asia', Organised by CESS, Hyderabad, CENTAD ,New Delhi and Oxfam International's Make Trade Fair Campaign, at Hyderabad, March 26, 2007.
  29. "Contract Farming for Agricultural Development in Gujarat: Evidence and Issues", at the Workshop on "Frontiers of Agricultural Development in Gujarat" organised by Dr. I G Patel Memorial Trust (Silver Jubilee of GEA Trust) and CMA, IIMA at IIMA on February 24, 2007.
  30. Markets, contracts and agricultural performance" at the National Workshop on Indian Agriculture- Crisis and Ways Forward" organized by the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi on November 6, 2006.
  31. Agribusiness and Rural Poverty in South Asia: Can Agribusiness Help the Rural Poor? at the South Asian Trade and Agriculture Workshop organised by Research and Advocacy (READ) Group of the CENTAD/OXFAM, New Delhi, on August 22, 2006, as a lead paper on the subject.
  32. "Leveraging ICTs for Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development in India", at the 5thDevelopment Convention of the Southern India ICSSR institutes held at CMDR, Dharwad during April 27-28, 2006.
  33. "Future of Contract Farming in India", paper presented at the 5thIWMI-Tata Annual Partners' Meet on Water and Equity at IRMA, Anand during March 8-10, 2006.
  34. "Domestic Marketing of Organic Produce: experience, issues, and options", at the Consultative Workshop ‘Moving Towards Sustainable Agriculture in India: Issues for Mainstreaming Organic Farming', organized by GIDR, IRFT, Mumbai and Oxfam at GIDR, Ahmedabad during January 18-19, 2006.
  35. "Contract Farming for Agricultural Development/Diversification in Punjab: Problems and Prospects", at the National Seminar on Agricultural and Rural Development in Punjab (including Rural Industrialisation) organised by the Punjab School of Economics, GNDU, Amritsar, February 4-5, 2005.
  36. "Agro-processing Industry and Agricultural Development: New Vistas in Indian Agribusiness" at the Workshop on Institutional Issues and Governance in Agriculture as part of the Golden Jubilee Symposium on Governance in Development held at IRMA during December 14-19, 2004.
  37. "Governance in Farm Forestry Contract Farming Schemes in India: Experience and Lessons", at the Workshop on Governance in Forestry Sector as part of the Golden Jubilee Symposium on Governance in Development held at IRMA during December 14-19, 2004.
  38. "Reaching the Rural Poor under Globalisation and Structural Adjustment Regimes in India: The Institutional Dimensions" at the National Seminar on Rural Urban Partnership Development, organised by the St. Jospeh's College of Business Administration, Bangalore during June 25-26, 2004.
  39. "Institutional Alternatives for Agricultural Development in India under Globalisation: Experience and Options", paper presented at the National Seminar on Markets and Institutions: An Indian Experience in Nineties, organized by the Planning Commission's Centre for Research in Planning and Development (CRPD) at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, M S University of Baroda, Vadodara during February 11-12, 2004.
  40. "Marketing of Organic Produce: Issues and Options", paper presented at the National Seminar on Organic Farming in Mountain States – from subsistence to sustainability, organised by the Uttaranchal Organic Commodities Board at Dehradun during November 24-26, 2003.
  41. "Post-Green Revolution Farming Crisis, State, and Agribusiness in Punjab: An Examination of Diversification Attempts and Some Emerging Options" paper presented at the UGC seminar on ‘Transitional Crisis in Green Revolution Belt and Response of Public Policy', organised by the Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala, March 30, 2003.
  42. "Rural Non-Farm Employment: A Case Study of Handicrafts Sector in Gujarat", paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics held at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar during December 15-17, 2002 (abstract published in Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 45(4), 2002).
  43. "Contract Farming of Seed in India- A Study of Private and Public Sector Performance", paper presented at the 62nd annual conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics held at IARI, New Delhi during December 19-21, 2002 (abstract published in Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 57(3), July-September, 2002).

 

Training Programs Organised

1.  Rural Marketing at IIMA for 5 days in 2014 and 2015 (designed and co-co-ordinated; rated better than ISB program).

2.      Managing Contract Farming, at IIMA (5 days) in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 (designed and coordinated; The first and the only program in India on the topic).

3. Marketing of Agril. Inputs, at IIMA (7 days) in  2010, 2011, 2013, 2014Managing Contract Farming, at IIMA during Feb. 1-5, 2010; Jan2011 and Jan-Feb, 2013.

4.WTO and Indian Agribusiness: Opportunities and Challenges, September 29-October 1, 2003.

5.New Vistas in Agribusiness Development, June 9-11, 2003.

6.WTO and Indian Agribusiness: Opportunities and Challenges, February 12-14, 2003.

7.Workshop on WTO and the Indian Dairy Sector: Opportunities and Challenges for Co-operatives, June 15-16, 2001.

 

Consulting

 

Awards & Honors

Year Awards & Honors
   

 

Thoughts

 

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