Incentive Mechanisms for Agro-biodiversity Conservation and Use: Mango, Value Chains and the Financing of Payment for Agro-biodiversity Conservation Services (PACS)
Developed an exploratory PACS (Payment for Agro-biodiversity Conservation Services) model to use markets as a reward mechanism for conservation and proliferation of Mango’s (Mangiferaindica) sub-species diversity in India. The abstract of report was selected for poster presentation in World Agroforestry Congress, 2014.
Forest Ecosystem Valuation Study (FEVS)
The study was, undertaken by the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID) with funding support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The study highlights the significance of the contributions provided by Indonesia’s forests and their ecosystem services, which are often not accounted for in mainstream decision making, but nonetheless critical in their immense socio economic value.
India Organic Waste Management programme
Formulated India’s first successful household waste management programme (GS), to promote household organic waste management through installation of biogas plants at household. IOWMP case study was also published by International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) in 2014.
TEEB (The Economics of Environment and Biodiversity) Scoping Study for India
Co-authored the TEEB – India Scoping Study for the forestry sector in partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. The study was supported and published by MoEFCC, GoI.
NTFP Value Chain Development for Rural Communities of Madhya Pradesh, India- A Case Study of CHAKODA (CASSIA TORA L.) International Journal of Managing Value and Supply Chains (IJMVSC) Vol. 7, No. 3, September 2016
The study was carried out in Ghughri block of Mandla district and Chakoda species have been identified for value chain development through a series of assessment and analysis. Market linkage was developed between traders, processing companies (FPC) and seller for Chakoda to promote sustainably harvested organic products of the C. tora in local and international markets. This would enable large scale aggregation and processing of Chakoda for trading. Due to its multiple uses and benefits, Chakoda was found to be a viable business model for Mandla district where large number of farmers are involved in collection, consumption and sale of Chakoda seeds. Chakoda value chain development and establishing market linkage is ensuring better economic return for the farmers and rural poor involved in collection, processing and marketing.