Dr. Shalander Kumar

Born in Heli, District Hathras, U.P. on 08 June 1969. Educated at Agra University, B.Sc. 1986; National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, M.Sc. 1991 and Ph.D. 1998.

Principal Scientist- Agricultural Economist, Theme-Market Institutions Nutrition and Diversity, Research Program-Innovation Systems for the Drylands, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Hyderabad, .

Scientist (Agricultural Economics), NAARM, Hyderabad, 1993; Scientist, IARI, New Delhi, 1993-94; Scientist and Senior Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats, Mathura, 1994-2009; Principal Scientist, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 2009-11; Principal Scientist and Head of Division & Project Manager of Agricultural Technology Information Center, CAZRI, Jodhpur, 2011-13; Scientist Dryland Systems in South Asia, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad, 2013-16; CRP Dryland Systems Regional flagship leader-South Asia, ICRISAT, 2015-16.

Awards/Honours: ICAR-Swami Sahajanand Sarswati Best Extension Scientist Award 2009; Fellow MOBILIZATION (SCMSD) award, ICRISAT- Outstanding Partnership Award-Asia 2015; ICRISAT- Outstanding scientific article award 2015; ICRISAT- Outstanding Partnership Award-Asia 2018; Award of DSE–International Scholarship by German Foundation for International Development, Federal Rep. of Germany in 2000; RT Doshi award by Agricultural Econ Research Asooc. 2012; Best research paper award by ISSGPU 2003; First prize at Hackathon (Hack4Farming) at ICRISAT 2016; Sr Res fellowships of ICAR and CSIR; Chair, Interdisciplinary Research team and South Asia Flagship coordinator, CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems 2015-2016; National Coordinator, National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA II across 100 districts of India) 2011; Invited speaker by IEEE and Michigan State University, MI, USA 2017; Board of Advisor, Goat and Sheep Farmers Welfare Association (India), Bhopal since January 2015; Editor member, Agricultural Economics Research Review, AERA, New Delhi (2018 to date); Editor, Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development published, Hyderabad (2011-2016); Editor, The Indian Journal of Small Ruminants published by Indian Society for Sheep and Goat Production and Utilization, India, 2016 to date.

Fellow: Society for Community Mobilization for Sustainable Development, New Delhi

Research Areas: Economics and Marketing of livestock & dryland farming systems, institutional innovations and change, Farming systems and livelihood systems analysis, socio-economics of climate change adaptation

Address: Principal Scientist, Innovation Systems for the Drylands, International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRSAT), Patancheru, Hyderabad 502324, Telangana; 303, Sapphire, My Home Jewel, Madinaguda, Hyderabad 500049, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 30713045; Res. (040) 49531718; Cell: 9989807521; Email: k.shalander@cgiar.org; shalanderkumar@gmail.com]