B.Tech in Biotechnology; M.Tech in Technology and Development
I joined CABI in 2015 and since, my areas of work have been related to food security, sustainable agriculture, food and environmental safety and capacity building.
I received my M.Tech in Technology and Development from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. This valuable programme provided first-hand learning experience of rural resources and technologies, and, in addition, I worked with various institutions and organizations whose efforts were in rural areas. I am currently working on the data sharing and management in the digitally-enabled innovations in agriculture.
Many farmers in the northern Indian states of Haryana and Punjab still rely on inefficient agricultural practices that are ill adapted to climate change. Data can help them. Customised advice, based on localised weather and soil data, pests and diseases, as well as input availability, can improve management practices, productivity and profitability. In this project, farmers will provide images taken from their smartphones to strengthen this advice and help farmers make timely decisions.