Deshpande Foundation India Research Impact Centre
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RESEARCH IMPACT CENTRE

Mission

The Research Impact Centre will help national, state and local / program leaders develop and apply the latest tools and methods to measure the impact that agriculture business have on the farmers, soil, environment etc., put these findings into context, and use them as best practices.

The Research Impact Laboratory equips help to make better decisions by:

Demystifying the statistics behind using value-added and growth models for accountability through interactive workshops.

Creating interactive data visualization tools to support real-life decision-making.

Weighing in on important debates through a blog about Agri concepts related to standardized testing, use of test scores to measure performance, and research methods.

Research Impact Centre is the sub model of agriculture initiative by Deshpande Foundation and it has a role to play in society's endeavor for sustainable development in agriculture sector. This is particularly true for agricultural research, since agriculture is at the nexus between numerous sustainable development goals. Yet, generally accepted methods for linking research outcomes to sustainability impacts are missing to overcome of these problems. Research Impact Centre fill the gap between grass root level content and bridged with best practices contents.

Farmers get training on:

  • Crop cultivation good practices
  • Training to farmers on pesticides controls
  • Water management
  • Cost Management and more
Deshpande Foundation Research Impact Centre

Research Impact Team

Deshpande Foundation India, Team, Firdaous Farooque Shaikh,  Technical Manager, Agricultural Initatives, Research Impact Team
Firdaous Farooque Shaikh
Technical Manager

"M.Sc Agriculture from Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University, Maharashtra. 11 year's of versatile research experience in plant biotechnology, genome editing, plant phenotyping, and breeding, and data analysis for improving the commercially important traits such as insect resistance, lodging tolerance and yields of important field crops such as Cotton, Maize and Rice"

Dr. Deshpande Foundation India, Team, Samarendra Sahoo, Technical Manager, Agricultural Initatives, Research Impact Team
Dr. Samarendra Sahoo
Technical Manager

Ph.D. form Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, IIT, Kharagpur. 13 year's experience in Soil, Water & Fertilizer management practices under different field crops. Expertise in Soil analysis, Statistical designing and data analysis for Field Research Experiments on different crops. Improve the environment quality and soil health though crop management, weed management, INM (Integrated nutrient management), irrigation and drainage system, and IPM (Integrated Pest management) for better sustainable crop production.