Dr. Awadhesh Kumar Jha

About Dr. Awadhesh Kumar Jha

Brief Introduction

Awadhesh Kumar Jha is an Assistant Professor-cum Junior Scientist and I/C Head of the Dairy Business Management. He has more than 21 years work experience. Prior to SGIDT, Patna he has worked with reputed institutions like National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP), New Delhi now renamed as National Institute for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research and International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid and Tropics (ICRISAT) as a Visiting Scientist under Comprehensive Assessment of Impact of Watershed Programs (Global theme-Agro-ecosystems).

He has been associated with a number of national and international studies like Assessment and Impact of Watersheds in India (ICRISAT, ADB and Comprehensive Assessment), Livestock Production and Poverty (CALPI-SDC), Contract Farming in Milk Production (IFPRI), Assessment of Research Needs in India (ICRISAT-APPARI), and Combating Desertification in South Asia: The Agriculture-Environment Nexus. (ICRISAT), Mitigating Livestock Feed Scarcity in India (ILRI), Goat Milk and Meat Value Chains in Bihar And UP (ILRI). Besides, he has been associated with development of the World Bank aided project for development of Kosi Basin (KBPD-II) and Livestock Master Plan of Govt of Bihar. Presently, he is engaged in one externally funded project and one university funded project in the capacity of CCPI and Co-PI.

He has received a number of awards and has published 82 publications including research papers (24 in peer reviewed journals), Book Chapters (National & International), Research Reports (National & International), Policy Paper, Policy Briefs (National & International).