Scientific Staff

Dr. Sangappa

Dr. Sangappa

Discipline: Agricultural Extension | Designation: Scientist | At IIMR Since: 2015

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Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute / University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field
Ph D ICAR- NDRI, Karnal (Deemed University) 2015 Agricultural Extension Education
MSc (Agri.) UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru 2012 Agricultural Extension
BSc (Agri.) College of Agriculture, Dharwad, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka 2010 Agriculture and allied subjects

Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period
(years, months)
Scientist (Agricultural Extension) ICAR Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR)

1st July 2017 to till date  
Scientist (on Probation) ICAR Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR)

12thOctober2015 to 30th June, 2017 2 Years
Scientist (Agricultural Extension) ICAR ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management July 1, 2015 to Sept 30 2015 (FOCARS-102) 3 months

Current responsibilities:

  • Formation & handholding of Millets Farmers Producer Organization (FPOs) to create them as start-ups(FPO Project)
  • Entrepreneurship development among millets producers through consultancy/Training(DBT Societal Project)
  • Capacity building of national & international millet stakeholders in Processing & value addition
  • Creation of demand for millets in non-millets growing areathrough Innovative Millet Extension, Research & Trainingat farmgate
  • Developing linkages among millets producers and consumers

Recent 3 major contributions:

  • Formed Six Millets FPOs & created market linkages
  • Established Millets Processing Custom Hiring Centers at Farm Gate
  • Developed web-enabled Interactive Information Delivery system (WIIDS) as a part of Ph.D. program

Recent awards and recognitions:

  • ICAR- Junior Research Fellowship for Master Degree-2010-12
  • ICAR- Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D. Degree-2012-13
  • UGC- Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D. Degree-2013-15

Current collaborative activities:

  • DBT Women Empowerment Societal collaborative Project with ICAR-KVK, Bidar, UAS.
  • SFAC-FPO Collaborative project with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Viz, SVDS, Future Greens Samsthe, Eco-Club, AadarnaPadiPanta, PRADAN, Vyakti Vikas Kendra India.
  • Certified Farm Advisory Program on Millets in Collaboration with MANAGE, Hyderabad.

Recent most significant publications:

  • Sangappa, K. Srinivas Babu, Rohini Sonti, Laxmi B. & Vilas A. Tonapi, 2020. The stepping stones of Farmers Producer Organizations- promoted by ICAR-IIMR, Hyderabad. FPO bulletin 2019-20, ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad-500030, India
  • Sangappa, B. Dayakar Rao, Laxmi B., Amasiddha B. & Vilas A.Tonapi, 2020. Millets Production, Processing & Value Addition Technologies for Nutritional Security. Training Manual 2019-20, ICAR – Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 030, India, ISBN: 81-89335-94-4 154 p

Other professional activities:

  • Member, Indian Dairy Association
  • Member, Society of Millets Research
  • Member, NIELAN-TBI Society

Dr Sangappa