Dr. G.D. Satish Kumar, Senior Scientist
M.Sc.(Ag) & Ph.D Extension Education

Contact Address :
Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030

Phone : 040-24598173
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Projects completed :
· Impact assessment of improved groundnut production technologies: Sustainable Livelihood Analysis
External Projects :
· Technology Assessment and Refinement through Institution Village Linkage Programme (TAR-IVLP
· Management of coastal agro-ecosystem effected by super cyclone of Orissa

On-going Projects :
● Developing mobile phone based knowledge modules for sunflower and castor growers
● Impact assessment of Frontline Demonstrations and improved technologies with special reference to adoption, constraints and socio-economic factors
● Frontline demonstrations (FLDs) on oilseeds

Trainings undertaken (National & International)
· Risk management in Agriculture MANAGE, Hyderabad.
· Advances in extension research IARI, New Delhi.
· Development of web applications for knowledge dissemination in Agriculture Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi.
· Survey instruments and their implementation ICRISAT, Patancheru, Hyderabad
· Enhancing skills in ICT based DSS for market and agri-business orientation and sustaining rural livelihoods MANAGE Hyderabad.
· Attended the National Training on ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Licensing in Agriculture’ NAARM, Hyderabad
Recent Publications (best papers in past 5 years )
● Kumar, G.D.S. and Jain, V.K. (2011). Impact of adoption of winter-summer groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) production technology on the livelihood of farmers. Journal of Oilseeds Research. 28 (2):131-136.
● Kumar, G.D.S. and Popat, M.N. (2010). Farmers’ perceptions, knowledge and management of aflatoxins in groundnuts (Arachis hypogaea L.) in India. Crop Protection. 29: 1534 —1541.
● Kumar, G.D.S. and Popat, M.N. (2010). Assessment of adoption gaps in management of aflatoxin contamination of groundnut (Arachis Hypogaea L.). Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. 16 (3): 309—319.
● Kumar, G.D.S. and Popat, M.N. (2010). Factors influencing the adoption of aflatoxin management practices in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.). International Journal of Pest Management. 56 (2): 165—71.
● Kumar, G.D.S., Devi Dayal, Prasad, T.V., and G.Govindraj (2008). Impact of farmer participatory assessment of integrated pest management (IPM). Indian Journal of Extension Education. 44 (3-4): 58—61.
● Kumar, G.D.S. , Popat, M.N. and P.R. Kanani. (2008). Farmer's perceptions of quality of groundnut: vis-à-vis farmer's characteristics. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. 15 (1): 45-54.
● Kumar, G.D.S. and M.N. Popat. (2007) Knowledge and adoption of aflatoxin management practices in groundnut farming in Junagadh, Gujarat, India. International Arachis Newsletter. 27: 46-47.
● Kumar, G.D.S. and Popat, M.N. (2009). Development of a scale to measure farmers’ perceptions of quality of groundnut. Indian Research Journal of Extension Education. 9 (1): 11—13
Area of expertise : Mobile phone based communication, Participatory research methodologies, methodologies of assessing knowledge, adoption and impact of technologies. Organizing FLDs on nine oilseed crops.

Any other relevant information

● Received 'best paper award' (oral) at the National seminar on sustainable development of tribal areas through integrated and eco-friendly approaches, 2009 from Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari and KVK, Vaghai.
● Travel grant for attending the Conference on Partnerships in Agricultural Development organized by the South African Society for Agricultural Extension held at Potchefstroom, South Africa 2010, from Kirk House Trust, UK
● Young Scientist Award 2009 from Dr. V.V. Sadamate, Advisor (Agriculture), Planning Commission, GOI and Dr. P.Das, former Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension) during 2009
● Received travel grant for attending the Ninth International Conference on Dryland Development: Sustainable Development in the Drylands - Meeting the Challenge of Global Climate Change held at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, during 2008 from The International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC).
● Member of National Level Monitoring Team for ISOPOM (NALMOT)
● Life member of Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, Indian Society of Extension Education and Society of Extension Education.
● Reviewer for Crop Protection, Elsevier Publication, Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education and South African Journal of Extension Education.