Joined MANAGE in 1989.
Specialized in gender studies and women in agriculture.
Conducted more than 300 training programmes in the areas of team
building, women in agriculture and conflict management in
watershed programmes, community organisation etc. Offered
consultancy to develop workshop modules for the 'gender
workshops' for KRIBHCO rainfed farming project in Eastern India,
funded by DFID.
Developed training modules supported by role play on negotiation
and mediation skills for conflict resolution in watershed
programmes. These modules have later became part of the
'Trainers Training Manual on Participatory Watershed management'
brought out by MANAGE.
Gold Certificate by Coverdale Organisation, UK in Coaching,
Course Directing and Mentoring.
Prior to joining MANAGE, served as Social Scientist in National
Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad from 1982 to 1987. Has one
year experience as an Instucture at the College of Home Science
under ANGRAU(Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University),
Hyderabad. The nature of job includes conducting field studies,
report preparation, organising training programmes for field
level functionaries on nutrition and community development.
Training / workshops Attended
Facilitator development Programme in India and UK by Coverdale
Advanced Consultancy Programme at UK by Coverdale Organisation.
Workshop on Women in agriculture at NAARM, Hyderabad in 1993.
Training on Logframe Approach by Team Technologies at Surat
Training on PRA techniques at Sewa Bharathi, Kalyani, West
Membership in Associations
Life Member of Society of Extension Education.
Reaching women farmers : Strategies, (Extension digest, Vol.6,
Promoting Cashew cultivation in orissa - A case study,
(Agricultural extension review Vol.10,No.5, Sep-Oct 1998)
Prerequisites for participatory approach under watershed
programme, (Extension Digest, Vol.7, No.2,July 1999)
Participation of women in agriculture and allied activities,
(Journal of Extension Education. Vol.10, No.3,1999.)
Women in Agriculture - for a bright future, (Agriculture
Extension Research review, 2000)
Gender Focus in National Agricultural Technology Project : Some
issues, (Extension Research Review,Vol.1, Jan-Jun, 2000)
Technological needs of women in paddy cultivation : A Study in
Ranga Reddy District of Andhra Pradesh, (Extension Research
Review, Vol. 1, Jan-Jun ,2000)
Empowering women through Natural and social Resource management,
(Extension Research Review, Vol.11, Jan-Jun, 2001)
Role of women in Natural Resource Management (NRM) and
agriculture development (, (Andhra Bhoomi [Telugu-popular
article], daily newspaper, 28 March, 2001)
Management of Agro-Enterprises in Kurnool district under ATMA -
Success Stories, 2001.
Organization of the community into a self-reliant Institutional
setup - issues and opportunities, (Vol.1, NO.2, "A journey
Through Watershed", October, 2002)
T&V and NATP : a comparison of features.
Technological needs of women in dairying.
NATP in Andhra Pradesh : A Quarterly Newsletter, published by
MANAGE Edited 4 issues.
A Journey through watershed - success story of watershed
programme in Kurnool
Kisan Ki ATMA
Sowing the seeds of change : Agri-clinic and Agri-business
centres in AP.
Harvesting success : Agripreneurs at work in AP
National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE)
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