Srinivasulu Rajendran is an Agricultural Economist at International Potato Center (CIP) and his work station is based at CIP’s regional office Sub-Saharan Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. At CIP, he is working on the project called “Sweetpotato for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA II)”. Through this project, Rajendran working with National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs) and other partners in various countries in Eastern and Southern African region to strengthen early generation seed production. Rajendran is involved in developing a business plan for NARIs using budget enterprises models. In addition, he also provides inputs to Monitoring & Evaluation team at CIP to develop and implement M&E tools in the field.
Prior to joining CIP, from 2013-2016, Rajendran worked as a Post-Doctoral Scientist (Agricultural Economics) in the consumption Theme at AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center and his work station is based at AVRDC’s regional office Eastern and Southern Africa, Arusha, Tanzania. At AVRDC, Rajendran worked on projects that seek policies for improving Eastern and Southern African countries’ farming system and livelihood of farmers through efficient agricultural technology and value chain system with the help of Monitoring and Evaluation tools. Rajendran also worked on home garden upscaling projects to understand linkages between dietary diversity and farm diversity using Randomized Control Trail (RCT) Method and Quasi-experimental method. Prior to joining AVRDC, from 2009-2010, Rajendran worked at IFPRI-India office as a Research Analyst. Prior to IFPRI, 2005-2009, Rajendran was a consultant for CGIAR centers. Rajendran specialized in Farm Budget Enterprises Models, Impact Assessments and Value Chain Analysis.
Farm Budget Enterprises Models, Impact Assessments and Value Chain Analysis.