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Assistant Professor, Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation  Centre (ADRTC).

Area of Specialisation

  • Agricultural water management- water markets, pricing, valuation, pollution

  • Natural Resource Management - valuation, efficiency, equity, sustainability

  • Agricultural markets - value chain analysis, transaction costs

  • Impact analysis of developmental programmes and technology adoption

  • Energy and climate change in Agriculture -valuation, management

Academic Qualification

  1. 2012:Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the Institute of Agricultural Policy and Market Research, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

  2. 2008: International M.Sc. in Rural Development (IMRD) at Consortium of 4 basic universities in Europe: Gent University (Belgium), Agro campus Rennes (France), Cordoba University (Spain) & Humboldt University (Germany)

  3. 2005: M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India

  4. 2002: B.Sc. in Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India

Fellowships/Awards
  1. 2004: Junior Research Fellowship in the World Bank’s funded National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) project under Team of Excellence in Natural Resource Economics for MSc in Agricultural Economics.

  2. 2006-08: Erasmus Mundus fellowship of European Commission for International MSc in Rural Development (IMRD).

  3. 2009: IMRD Best thesis Award 2008 in the International M.Sc. in Rural Development (Erasmus Mundus program)

  4. 2009-12: DAAD fellowship of German Government for PhD in Agricultural Economics at Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany.

Selected Publications

Journals

  1. Manjunatha,A.V., Y.Nagaraju and Sudarshan Sampath. 2015. Eco-labeling for environmental friendly production in agriculture sector: an international and Indian perspective. Ecology, Environment and Conservation Journal, 21 (2) : pp. 8-18

  2. Manjunatha, A.V. and Speelman, S. 2014.Assessing and explaining technical, allocative and economic efficiency of groundwater irrigated farms in Karnataka, India, India. Journal of Social and Economic Development (forthcoming)

  3. Manjunatha, A.V. Anik, A.R. Speelman, S. and Nuppenau, E.A.2014.Farmer’s Participation in the Water Market in Hard Rock Areas of Peninsular India. Agricultural Economics Research Review, 27(conference number).45-54

  4. Vikram Patil, M.G. Chandrakanth, N.R. Gangadharappa, A.V. Manjunatha and B Shivanagouda. 2014. Economic Impact of Forest Management Institutions on Groundwater Recharge in Karnataka, India. Indian Forester,140(11), 1095-1106. Published by the Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun.

  5. Subramanian S. and A.V. Manjunatha 2014.Demystifying the Energy-Water-Soil-Food Nexus in Indian agriculture, Paper accepted in the Ecology, Environment and Conservation Journal, 20 (Suppl.), pp. S303-S312.

  6. Ganeshagouda I. Patil1, Parmod Kumar, A. V. Manjunatha, Vijayachandra Reddy S., P Ramsundaram. 2013. Impact of KSAMBs’ free SMS to farmers on agricultural marketing prices- a case study in Karnataka (India), Science Discovery, Science Publishing Group.

  7. Asif Reza Anik., A.V. Manjunatha., S. Bauer. 2013. Impact of farm level corruption on household's food security in Bangladesh. Food Security (Springer).1SSN 1876-4517.

  8. Manjunatha. A.V., Asif Reza Anik., S. Speelman., E.A. Nuppenau. 2013. Impact of land fragmentation, farm size, land ownership and crop diversity on profit and efficiency of irrigated farms in India. Land Use Policy (Elsevier), 31: 397- 405.

  9. Manjunatha, A.V., M.K. Gana Shruthy and V.A. Ramachandra.2013. Global Marketing Systems in Dairy Sector: A comparison of selected countries. Indian Journal of Marketing, 43(10), 5-15.

  10. Manjunatha, A. V., Speelman. S., Chandrakanth, M.G. and Van Huylenbroeck, G. 2011. Impact of groundwater markets in India on water use efficiency: a data envelopment analysis approach. Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier), 92(11): 2924-2929.

  11. Puran, M., Manjunatha A.V., Bauer, S. and Mirza, N. A. 2011. Technical efficiency and environmental impact of Bt cotton and non-Bt cotton in north India. AgBioForum (The Journal of Agrobiotechnology Management and Economics), 14(3): 164-170.

  12. Manjunatha, A.V., Chandrakanth, M.G. and Chengappa, P.G. 2012. Impact of sand mining and distillery effluent pollution in the river basin. International Journal of Ecology & Development,20(F11):41-51.

  13. Saikumar.B.C.,   Manjunatha.A.V.,    Chengappa.P.G and     N.Nagaraj. 2010. Value Addition in Agriculture and Allied Sectors. Journal of Global Economy, 4(6): 311-327.

  14. Manjunatha, A. V., Chengappa, P.G. and Chandrakanth, M. G. 2006. Externalities due to sand mining and distillery effluent in water streams of India.  Journal of Global Economy, 2(2): 135-152.

  15. Chengappa, P. G, B. M. Karumbaiah, , D. Vijayalakshmi, N. Nagaraj, and A V. Manjunatha 2006. Consumption pattern and nutritional adequacy levels of rural households under different farming systems. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 61(3):418.

 Books

  1. Manjunatha, A.V.2013. Dynamics of agricultural water use in presence of groundwater markets in India. Farming and Rural Systems Economics edited by Werner Doppler & Siegfried Bauer. Volume 135. Margraf Publishers, Germany. 

  2. Manjunatha, A V. 2011.Impact of sand mining and distillery effluent pollution on rural communities: an environmental economics assessment in the North Pinakini river basin of Karnataka, India. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH and Co. KG, Germany.

Articles in Edited Books

  1. Manjunatha. A. V., Evelina.Budjurova, and Puran Mal.2011. Global marketing systems in dairy sector: a comparison of selected countries. In: issues and challenges in rural development: compendium of approaches for socio-economic and ecological development in developing countries Vol 6. (Eds.) Siegfried Bauer and Evelina Budjurova.Margraf publishers.Germany.pp. 61-76.

  2. Tulasidas, T.N., Viresh Kumargowda., Mahesha, M., Rajesh Kumar, N.K., Rameshwar, S. Kanwar., Manjunatha, A.V. Chengappa, P.G. and Nagaraj, N.. 2007. Energy security through the use of biogas plants and improved smokeless chulas in rural households of Karnataka. In: Challenges to Sustainable Agri-Food Systems Chengappa, P.G., Nagaraj, N. and Ramesh Kanwar. I.K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore, India.pp.50-60. 

  3. Nagaraj, N., Manjunatha, A. V, Akarsha, B.M. and Chengappa, P.G. 2007. Groundwater depletion in hard rock areas of Karnataka: approaches for sustainable and prudent use. In: Challenges to sustainable agri-food systems. (Eds.). Chengappa, P.G., Nagaraj, N. and Ramesh Kanwar.I.K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore, India.pp.43-49.

Monographs

  1. P.G.Chengappa,A.V.Manjunatha, Vikas Dimble and Khalil Musa Shaha. 2013. Competitive Assessment of Onion. Markets in India. www.cci.gov.in/images/media/completed/AO.pdf

Magazines/Policy Briefs

  1. Sharavari, K., Manjunatha, A.V and Chengappa, P.G. 2007. Contract farming-a new hope. The ANALYST-Monthly Magazine. Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) University Press, August 2007, pp.35-36.

  2. A.V.Manjunatha: Agricultural Drought Management in Karnataka. State Macro Scan Karnataka 2013. In: ISEC policy Brief.

International Conferences

  1. Kiran Kumar R. P, MG Chandrakanth, Mahadev G Bhat and A.V. Manjunatha.2015. Sustainable path of extraction of groundwater for irrigation and Whither Jevons paradox in hard rock areas of India. Conference paper presentation. 2015 American Association of Agricultural Economists Association & Western Agricultural Economics Association  Joint Annual Meeting. July 26-28 (accepted)

  2. P.G.Chengappa,  N.C.Mamatha, A.V.Manjunatha and C.M. Devika.2014.Eco-tourism in Kodagu District- Role of Homestays. International seminar on “Natural Resource and National Accounts in South Asia", Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore,5-6th February.

  3. A.V.Manjunatha, H.S.Sadhana , V.Karthick and M.G.Chandrakanth.2014. Estimation of farm profitability and marginal productivity of groundwater in Eastern Dry Zone of Karnataka. International seminar on “Natural Resource and National Accounts in South Asia", Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore,5-6th February.

  4. Manjunatha, A.V., Nuppenau, E.A. and Chandrakanth, M.G. 2011. Informal groundwater markets and its impact on agriculture in eastern dry zone of Karnataka, India. Conference paper. International conference on Integrated Water Resource Management, Management of Water in a Changing World: Lessons Learnt and Innovative Perspectives. October 12-13 2011, Dresden, Germany.

  5. Manjunatha, A.V., Nuppenau, E.A., Amjath Babu, T.S. and Puran, M. 2011.Individual and family owned borewells: does sharing induce more sustainable groundwater use. Conference paper. 10th conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA) on Social relations in Turbulent Times. Geneva, Switzerland, September 7-10, 2011.

  6. Puran,M., Manjunatha A.V., Bauer,S. and Mirza, N. A. Technical efficiency of Bt cotton and non-Bt cotton farmers in north India: a stochastic frontier approach. Conference paper. 15th ICABR Conference (International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research. Sustainability and the Bioeconomy. Frascati (Rome), Italy, June 26-29, 2011.

  7. Chandrakanth,M.G., Raveesha. S., Shalet Verghese., Thamanadevi, G.L., Seema.H.M., Priyanka, C.N., Manjunatha, A.V., Mamatha. P., Vikram Patil., Poornima, KN., Rashmi, N., Varuni, C.N., Chaitra, B.S., Srikanthamurthy,  P.S., Nagaraj .N. and Palanisami. K. 2011. Groundwater conservation and management in India: application of IoS and wade frameworks. Conference paper. 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC).  Hyderabad, India, January 10- 14, 2011.

  8. Manjunatha, A. V., Speelman, S., Nuppenau, E.A., Chandrakanth, M.G.  and Van Huylenbroeck, G. 2011. Can groundwater markets promote efficiency in agricultural production?. Conference paper. 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC). Hyderabad, India, January 10- 14, 2011.

  9. Puran, M., Krishna Reddy, K., Manjunatha, A. V. and Bauer.S. 2010. Economic profitability and adoption of Bt cotton and non-Bt cotton in north India. Conference Poster. International Conference on World Food System –A Contribution from Europe: Tropentag-2010. Zurich, Switzerland. September 14 - 16, 2010.

  10. Puran,M., Manjunatha, A. V. and Grover.R.K.2010. An economic analysis of production and marketing of medicinal plants in northern India. Conference Poster. International Conference on World Food System –A Contribution from Europe: Tropentag-2010. Zurich, Switzerland. September 14 -16, 2010.

  11. Manjunatha, A.V. and Chandrakanth, M.G. 2009. Groundwater related externalities in South India. Symposium paper.  National Symposium on Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable management of Groundwater Resources of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, 28 December 2009.

  12. Manjunatha, A. V., Speelman, S., Chandrakanth, M.G.  and Van Huylenbroeck, G. .2009. Efficiency of water use in groundwater markets: the case of peninsular India. Conference Poster. International Conference on Biophysical and Socio-economic Frame Conditions for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: Tropentag-2009.Hamburg, Germany .October 6 -8, 2009.

  13. Manjunatha, A. V., Speelman,S., Van Huylenbroeck, G. and Chandrakanth, M.G.  2009. Impact of groundwater markets in peninsular India on water use efficiency: a data envelopment analysis approach. Conference paper. 27th International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)-2009, Beijing, China. 16-22 August 2009.

  14. Manjunatha, A. V., Chengappa, P.G and Chandrakanth, M.G. 2008. Sand mining and distillery effluent externalities affecting agriculture in India. Organised session presentation. In: Organised session on Valuation of externalities in water, forests and environment for sustainable development. XIIth Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE)-2008, Ghent University, Belgium. August 26-29, 2008.

  15. Shalet, K. Varghese, Manjunatha, A.V., Poornima, K.N., Akarsha, B.M., Rashmi, N., Tejaswi, P.B., Saikumar, B.C., Jeevarani, A.K., Accavva, M.S., Amjath Babu, T.S., Suneetha, M.S., Unnikrishnan, P.M., Deshpande, R.S., Nagaraj, N. , Chandrashekar, H., Mahadev G Bhat, Chengappa, P.G., Mundinamani, S.M., Shanmugam, T.R., Chandrakanth, M.G.2008. Valuation of externalities in water, forests and environment for sustainable development. Organized session paper. XIIth Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE)-2008, Ghent University, Belgium. August 26-29, 2008.

  16. Deepesh, P.C. and Manjunatha, A. V. 2007. Institutions of sustainability: an analysis of mangrove ecosystem of Kerala, India. Conference Poster. International Conference on Utilization of Diversity in Land Use Systems: Sustainable and Organic Approaches to Meet Human Needs: Tropentag-2007. Witzenhausen, Germany .October 9 -11, 2007.

  17. Manjunatha, A. V., Nagaraj. N., Chengappa, P.G. and Chandrakanth, M.G. 2007.Groundwater depletion and drip irrigation as a coping strategy in hard rock areas of peninsular India. Conference paper. International Conference on Utilization of Diversity in Land Use Systems: Sustainable and Organic Approaches to Meet Human Needs: Tropentag-2007. Witzenhausen, Germany .October 9 - 11, 2007.

  18. Manjunatha, A. V., Chengappa P.G. and M. G. Chandrakanth.2006. Externalities due to sand mining and distillery effluent in water streams of India. Conference paper. 5th IWMI-Tata Annual Partners Meet. Anand, Gujarat, India. 8-10 March, 2006, pp. 90.

  19. Chengappa, P.G., Nagaraj, N., Karumbiah and Manjunatha, A.V. 2005. Farming systems, consumption pattern and nutritional status of farmers in peninsular India-an economic analysis. Conference paper. Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-Technological Approaches for Alleviating Malnutrition and Human Health. Bangalore, India. 9-11 January, 2005, pp.58.

International Seminars

  1. Dynamics of agricultural groundwater use in Indian Agriculture, 04 December 2012, Seminar presented at Justus Liebig University, Germany.

National Workshops/Conferences/Seminars

  1. Manjunatha, A.V.,Ramappa, K.B, and Lavanya B. T. 2014.Contract Farming in India: A Review. Contributed paper presentation, 8th National Conference on Agricultural Marketing,  Anand, 4-6 December. 

  2. Manjunatha, A.V. Anik, A.R. Speelman, S. and Nuppenau, E.A.2014. Farmer’s Participation in the Water Market in Hard Rock Areas of Peninsular India. Contributed paper presentation, AERA Conference, Raichur,18-20 November .

  3. Ramappa K B, A V Manjunatha., Dr. Elumalai Kannan.2013. Development of Urban and Peri-urban Dairying: A Study in Bangalore City. Seminar on Development Trends in Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture. Jointly organized by ISEC, PNASF, ICRISAT and IWMI at ISEC, Bangalore,8 August 2013.

  4. A.V.Manjunatha and P.G.Chengappa, 2013. Procurement, storage, marketing & distribution of staple foods (Rice & Wheat) in India - some issues, challenges & suggestions. Workshop on competition issues in staple foods and transport sector. CUTS International, New Delhi, 28 May, 2013.

  5. A.V.Manjunatha.2004.  Estimating pharmaceutical value of biodiversity: Conceptual and Empirical Model. Seminar presentation, Department of Agricultural Economics, UAS, Bangalore India.

  6. A.V.Manjunatha.2004. Environmental issues in managing water for agriculture - Realities and Remedies. Seminar presentation. Department of Agricultural Economics, UAS, Bangalore,India 18th July.  

  7. A.V.Manjunatha.2004.Sustainable Groundwater Management: An application of Optimal Control Theory (OCT). Seminar presentation. Department of Agricultural Economics, UAS, Bangalore,India, 24th July.

  8. A.V.Manjunatha.Problems of Indian farmers: Confederation of Indian Farmers Association. Seminar Presentation. Department of Agricultural Economics, UAS, Bangalore, India, 23rd September.

Articles under review

  1. Manjunatha, A.V., Karthick, V. Determinants of crop diversification in groundwater irrigated agriculture in India

  2. Manjunatha, A.V., and Keshav Murthy. Development of Agro-processing Industries in India.

  3. Manjunatha, A. V., Speelman, S, Amjath Babu, T.S. and Puran Mal. Efficiency of irrigated farms and its determinants, a case study of groundwater markets in peninsular India.

  4. Amjath-Babu T.S., E-A. Nuppenau, A.V. Manjunatha and H. Kaechele. Economic costs of groundwater depletion in an Indian River Basin: A spatial hedonic regression approach.

  5. Amjath-Babu T.S.,Puran Mal, A.V. Manjunatha and H. Kaechele. Transition to transgenic cotton hybrids in India: Can we conserve a threshold of area under non transgenic cotton varieties?.

Articles in Progress

  1. Manjunatha, A. V., Amjath Babu, T.S. and Nuppenau, E.A. Dynamics of agricultural water use in presence of water markets in a hard rock region of peninsular India: A optimal control approach.

  2. Manjunatha, A.V., Nuppenau, E.A. and Chandrakanth, M.G. Groundwater Markets and Economic Impacts on Farming in Hard Rock Areas of India.

  3. Manjunatha, A.V., Karthick, V. Groundwater irrigation values: Evidence from eastern dry zone of Karnataka, India.

  4. Manjunatha, A.V., and Sudarshan Sampath. Deriving Use and Non-Use Values of in-situ Groundwater in India

  5. M.G.Chandrakanth and Manjunatha, A.V.Water policy for Karnataka

Participation in Trainings / Workshops

  1. Socio-Economic Assessment of Living Modified Organisms: Involved in Organising workshop with Research and Information System, New Delhi and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change at ISEC, Bangalore, 1th and 12th December 2014

  2. Innovations in Management of Irrigation Water:Rapporteur for the technical session, AERA Conference, Raichur,18-20 November 2014.

  3. Agricultural Price Fixation and Public Distribution System: Resource person in the workshop , Organised by the Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka, 8th August, 2014.

  4. Monitoring and Evaluation of Agricultural Research, Education and Extension for Development: Panel Expert in the workshop, Organized by National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi  and ISEC,Bangalore, 28th June 2014.

  5. Impact Evaluation of RKVY :Organised National Level workshop with ADRTC faculty involving states and UTs level RKVY representatives, ISEC, Bangalore,10-13 January 2014

  6. Impact Evaluation Study of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana(RKVY): Organised Interactive Session with ADRTC faculty on Draft report presentation with Deputy Secretary(RKVY),DAC, GOI & State RKVY implementing departments, at ISEC, Bangalore,11th October 2013

  7. German Development Cooperation promotional workshop: Organised at  ISEC, Bangalore,26th July 2013.

  8. Impact Evaluation Study of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana(RKVY) : Organised Interactive Session with ADRTC faculty involving Deputy Secretary(RKVY),DAC, GOI & State RKVY representatives(Karnataka & Tamil Nadu), at ISEC, Bangalore ,16th July 2013

  9. Value chains, certification and conservation of Butterflies in coffee farming systems: Chaired a session in workshop, ADRTC, ISEC in collaboration with Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. Madikere,30 May 2013

  10. Green Economy: Policy and Challenges: Rapporteur in Seminar,: CEENR, ISEC. Bangalore,8 May 2013

  11. Capacity Development Framework with special focus on Competency Framework (sustainability):Resource person for the  workshop,  IIM Bangalore, 26 February 2013.

  12. Post-2015 global development agenda: Represented ISEC,Bangalore for national consultation at Research and Information System(RIS), New Delhi and presented views about present and post-millennium development goals, 31 January 2013

  13. The Present Situation & Prospects of Rice production in India: National Seminar organized by National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science campus, Bangalore, India, during 3rd August 2012

  14. Applications of Household and Bio-economic Modelling using GAMS: Institute of Project and Regional Planning. Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany during 4-7 April 2011.

  15. Enough Water For All: DAAD Millennium Express workshop as a part of UN Millennium development goals during16–18 June 2011, Suderburg, Germany.

  16. Introduction to Generalized Algebraic Modelling System (GAMS) and Advanced GAMS: Research Unit Sustainability and Global Change, Center for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Klima Campus, Hamburg University, Germany during 15-19 March 2010. 

  17. Farming and Rural Systems Economics and Biodiversity in the Tropics: International DAAD Alumni Summer School 2009: Organised by University of Hohenheim, Germany on 29 September 2009.

  18.  Emerging institutions addressing challenges in agriculture: Organised by University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore on 24 December 2008.

  19. MACE: Marie Curie Training Course on Institutional Analysis Workshop - Applying Theories and Practicing Methodologies: Organised by Humboldt University of Berlin, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences, Germany and Agricultural University of Nitra, Slovakia at Nitra, Slovakia during 2-7 November 2008.

  20. Workshop on German – Indian Sustainability Climate Change Dialogue: Organised by Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) , Freie University of Berlin in cooperation with The Energy and Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India at Freie University of Berlin and Indian Embassy at Berlin, Germany on 1 October, 2008.

  21. Second Erasmus Mundus Association - General Assembly: Organized by University for Foreigners, Perugia, Italy during 6-7 June, 2008.

  22. Livestock-water-environment interactions in Middle East – A Syrian Case: Contributed to the study project submitted to Humboldt University based on field visit to Syria (15 – 23 Feb 2008) and literature survey.

  23. Team work and team management: Organised by Institute of agricultural economics and social sciences, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany during 16-18 November 2007.

  24. EU in Rural Development and Agricultural practice in new member states- Case of Slovakia: Organised by Faculty of Economics and Management , Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovakia  during 30 July- 25 August 2007.

  25. Participatory Rural Appraisal Methods: Organized by Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany during 11-13 May 2007.

  26. AGRI-CLINIC and AGRI-BUSINESS: Organized by NABARD, SFAC and MANAGE, Hyderabad at Bangalore, India during November - December 2004

  27. Indo-US University Conference: Organized by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University at Hotel Taj Connemera, Chennai, India, during 12-13 January 2006.

  28. Surface and Groundwater Policy: Organized by Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore India during 18- 19 October 2004.

  29. Valuation of Agricultural Assets: Organized by Institute of Agricultural Technologists, Bangalore India on10th July 2004.

  30. Geographic Information System Application in Rural Development: Organized by National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, India, during 4-10 April 2004.

  31. Optimal Extraction of Groundwater for Irrigation: Organized by Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore India,   during 26- 27 March 2004.

Mass Media Interview
  1. News paper interview reported in The Times of India on- UPA steps to curb price rise failed, will NDA's succeed?. July 7, 2014.

  2. News paper interview reported in The Bloomberg Business week on-Modi's anti-inflation moves seen failing by onion traders. June 19, 2014.

  3. News paper interview reported in The Bloomberg Business week on- Secret Handshakes in India Rackets Fuel Inflation. 25 Mar, 2014.

  4. News paper interview reported in The WEEK on-Ring masters (Onion). Saturday, October 5, 2013.

  5. News paper interview reported in Deccan Herald on - Traders, touts behind teary tale of onion price hike. Bangalore, September 23, 2013.

  6. 23rd October 2013. Given an interview on Onion marketing, reasons for spurt in prices and suggestions for overcoming the onion price crisis NEWX channel.

  7. International Magazine interview reported in Wall Street Journal (Mint) on - Where are the Onion?.  September 26, 2013.

Thesis

  • PhD in Agricultural Economics): Dynamics of agricultural water use in presence of groundwater markets in India

Supervisor: Prof. Ernst- August Nuppenau, Institute of Agricultural Policy and Market Research, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany 

Co-supervisor: Prof. Joachim Aurbacher, Department of Agricultural Production Economics, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

  • International M.Sc. in Rural Development (IMRD): Institutional and economic analysis of informal groundwater markets in peninsular India.

Supervisors: Prof. Guido van Huylenbroeck and Dr. Stijn Speelman, Ghent University, Belgium

External Jury: Dr. Volker Beckmann, Department of Resource Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

  • M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics: Impact of sand mining and distillery effluents on groundwater use-an environmental economics assessment

Supervisors: Prof. P.G.Chengappa and Prof. M.G.Chandrakanth, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India

External Jury: Prof. R.S. Deshpande, Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, India

Recent Projects

 Completed Project (2013)

  • Project team member: Competitive Assessment of Onion Markets in India: Competition Commission of India funded by Competition Commission of India, New Delhi

Ongoing Projects
  1. Co-project Leader: Impact evaluation of Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana in India, funded by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, GoI

  2. Principal Investigator: Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Living Micro Organisms (LMOs), funded by the Research and Information System (RIS), New Delhi

  3. Co-Principal Investigator: Value Chain Analysis of Tomato Marketing Systems in Karnataka funded by NABARD, Mumbai 

  4. Principal Investigator: “Impact of National Food Security Mission (NFSM)” funded by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, GoI

  5. Principal Investigator: Indicators of agricultural Performance in India (Consolidated quarterly report :18 states), Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, GoI

  6. Co-Principal Investigator: Developing Rice Policy for India, funded by International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines

  7. Principal Investigator: Developing Subsidy Support Calculator, and Monitoring and Evaluation Framework as a part of Micro Irrigation Policy 2015-16 Road Map for Karnataka, funded by the Global Green Growth Institute(GGGI), Seoul, South Korea

  8. Principal Investigator: Research Journals in Social Sciences as a part of Status of Social Science Research in India, funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi.

 

Member of Professional Bodies
  • Member of Agricultural Economics Research Association

  • Member of Indian Agricultural Economics Association

Resource Person
  • Reviewer for National and International Journals

  • Member of Karnataka Sujala watershed research and extension committee

  • Member of committee constituted by Karnataka Price Commission for standardizing methodology for cost of cultivation

Dr. A.V.Manjunatha
Assistant Professor, ADRTC
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. Bangalore 560072, India.
Tel: Office: 080 - 23217012, 23215468, Ext 222
Mob: +91-9448402848 Fax: 080-23217008
E-mail: manjunath@isec.ac.in , manjublore@yahoo.com , manjublore@gmail.com
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