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Name : Dr Nithya V G
Education : M.Sc (Agricultural Economics) IMRD (International Master of science in Rural Development),
Ph.D (Agricultural Economics), Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Experience : 7 Years
Email : nithyavg.nird[at]
Phone : (+91)040-24008564

Areas of Specialisation

Agricultural Economics, Agricultural value chains, Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Agriculture, Organic Farming, Food and Nutritional Security issues in Rural Development and Policy Advocacy.

Professional Affiliation

  1. International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
  2. International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA)
  3. Member of Agricultural Economics Research Review
  4. Alumni of German Academic exchange services, Germany
  5. Erasmus mundus association, Europe
  6. SLE Centre for Rural Development, Berlin, Germany
  7. International society of organic agriculture research
  8. International value links association
  9. Indian council for research on international economic relations (ICRIER)
  10. TP Organics, European Technology Platform for organic food & farming

Publications/articles/cases/reviews (Numbers)

International Journal papers: 4

National Journal papers: 3

Book published: 3

Book chapters: 1

Conference papers/abstracts: 15


  1. Value Chain Analysis of Organic Fruits and Vegetables in India: Emphasis on smallholder farmer’s livelihood.
  2. Export competitiveness of high-value horticultural crops in Karnataka, India
  3. Comparative analysis of Bt and non Bt cotton - an econometric analysis


Organised five workshops on the adoption of improved mungbean varieties and associated agricultural practices in different states of India (2017)

Organised International workshop on agricultural value chain analysis at Humboldt University of berlin, Germany (2012 & 2013)

Trainings Conducted

Invited Talks / Presentations

Honours / Awards:

  1. Recipient of the Deutsch Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship Grant for PhD by the Federal Republic of Germany ( 2010-14)
  2. Recipient of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Grant for IMRD by the European Commission (2007-09)
  3. Return expert award from Centre for International Migration and Development (CIMD)-GIZ, Frankfurt, Germany
  4. Recipient of Organic Leadership Course (OLC) award – Europe (at Switzerland & Germany) from International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements Academy ( 2013-14)
  5. Falling Walls award: The international conference on future breakthroughs in science and society, Berlin, Germany. (2011)
  6. DAAD Graduate academy award– “Roads to more Democracy- social and political transformation processes” at Wandlitz, Berlin (2012)

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