Agricultural system in India and worldwide is changing dynamically. Modern systems focussing on quality, sustainability are emerging alongside traditional agricultural systems. Many innovative approaches will be required to ensure inclusive and sustainable agricultural development.
The GOAL of CAS is to partner with key stakeholders engaged with farming communities including national and multilateral agencies, government/donor agencies, NGOs and private organizations engaged to develop dynamic and sustainable agricultural systems.
The team of highly qualified and committed professionals at CAS engages with clients to provide well researched facts based on scientific research approach for effective implementation of policies and projects.
Policy Research and Advisory
We undertake rigorous policy research covering the key
policy dimensions (adoption, implementation,
inclusiveness, and impact). The findings are shared
through facilitating consultations with key stakeholders
to ensure comprehensive feedback for policy design.
Value Chain Development and Analysis
We have conducted 30+ in-depth VCA across sectors
(agriculture, horticulture, NTFP, livestock) and across
geographies including India and South Asia. The
findings of VCA are used by partners for designing
projects for overall Value Chain Development.
Our Capacity Building efforts encompass range of
stakeholders (farmers/FPOs, NGO partners, government
officials, entrepreneurs, agribusiness professionals) to
enhance know-how for developing modern and sustainable
agricultural systems using innovative approaches.
Monitoring and Evaluation
We closely collaborate with clients as M&E partners to
ensure time and cost effective project implementation to
achieve the desired project objectives. Rigorous Impact
Assessment studies using base-line, mid-line and endline
surveys, ensure sound assessment of project
outcomes while providing feed back for strengthening
the current and future project design.
Dr. Meeta Punjabi Mehta
Dr Mehta has a doctorate in agricultural economics with specialization in agricultural marketing and commodity value chains from Michigan State University. As a consultant to UNFAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), World Bank, and IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute), she has been involved in various projects as a policy analyst in India and other South Asian countries.
Pratyoosh has worked on agriculture extension, goat value chains and socio-economic networks and has developed a keen interest in rural development and livelihoods. He seeks to gather the idiosyncrasies from the field for each project and context to create an honest and first hand output. He is a passionate photographer and supplements each project with photographs from the field, while his other interests include travel, cycling and astronomy.
Kanika holds M. Phil degree in Development Studies and UGC NET qualified in Sociology. She has more than a year of experience in conducting research studies in the field of rural livelihoods. As a Research Assistant in Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation, she was involved in preparation of a ‘status report’ on tribal development specifically covering the 10 states of Central Indian Tribal Belt.
Nidhi Singh is responsible for providing support for research projects which involves data collection, review, report writing and mapping. Nidhi advocates for cross-regional exchange of knowledge to enhance climate smart sustainable agriculture, rural livelihoods, forest management and wildlife conservation. Before joining CASPL, she worked as a research intern with Wetlands International South-Asia, Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC) and The Hans Foundation for various projects
Garima holds a Master’s degree in Economics with 2 years of experience in planning, supervising and handling large scale surveys and research studies in the field of development. She has an extensive knowledge of data management, data analysis and report writing.
As a Research Associate at Creative Agri Solutions, she is responsible for program/project planning, implementing large-scale field surveys, tool development, managing large survey teams in various states of India, report writing data analysis etc. She also has knowledge of data analysis using statistical software packages like SAS.
Jyoti Channy is a post graduate in Commerce from Delhi University. She has three years of cross-culture and comprehensive experience in Accounts, Finance, Taxation and Internal Audit. Currently, she is working as an Accounts Officer in the organization. Her key role areas include General Accounting, Accounts Receivables, Account Payables, Payroll, Taxation and other accounting functions
Manager- HR and Admin
Shruti holds Post Graduate Diploma in HR and Administration from TISS. She has more than 5 years of experience in HR and Administration functions. Presently associated with Creative Agri Solutions Pvt Ltd as a Manager- HR and Administration. She is responsible for smooth implementation and consolidation of HR and admin functions in the organization. Prior to Creative Agri Solutions, she has worked with Rural Management Consultants and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Her interest for Shruti include Employee Relations, Industry Mapping, Training and Development, Performance Management and Compensation.
What Our Clients Say
Our experience on working with Creative Agri Solutions was definitely positive which is why we decided to continue our association with them. We saw that the commitment in the team was outstanding. We wanted our partner to be flexible and adapt to the situations that come our way. In this aspect CASPL was very good. We saw how relatively young people were passionate in their approach to work and their delivery was up to our expectation. The work was completed very timely. Particularly in the goat conference they all worked very well which was a challenging experiencing for all of us. The capacity to adapt and cope with stressful situation was exceptional in Creative Agri team.
DR. ANTONIO ROTA
Lead Global Technical Specialist, Livestock Development, IFAD
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