Mandeep Pujara

Project Director ATMA (Agriculture Extension specialist)


Agricultural Extension Agricultural Research Sustainable Agriculture Project Management
A strategic planner with expertise in conceptualizing & evolving new concepts with impetus on implementing ideas to develop successful business propositions. Have extensively worked on different aspects of Project Management, Public Private Partnership, Marketing, Sales, Extension channel and Business relationship management in the highly dynamic Agricultural sector.
Wide ranging experience in Agricultural Extension projects, Business Development-Marketing, Product nomenclature, New Product Launches, Branding & Promotions, Marketing/Positioning Strategies, Market Research, Quality certifications, implement business and Marketing Plan, entrepreneurship development.

Contributing Analyst at Wikistrat

Nov 2016 - Present

Project Director ATMA at Sustainable Agriculture Development Agency ,Govt.of Punjab,INDIA

Jul 2011 - Present

I have the main responsibility of all the technology dissemination activities, linkage with all allied departments, research organization, NGO’s and agencies associated with agricultural development . Research and extension units within the district such as KVK’s, department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Sericulture, Marketing, etc. are constituent members. I am involved in agricultural activities for sustainable agricultural development . ATMA is a focal point for integrating Research and Extension activities and decentralising day to day management of the public Agricultural Technology System (ATS) and responsible for technology dissemination . Key responsibilities: Review of progress of implementation of extension reforms, Rashtriya krishi vikas yogna and National food security Mission of Goverenment of INDIA. Convening meetings of ATMA governing board, hold ATMA management committee meetings. ensure timely flow of funds to blocks. Liaison with State nodal officer and PAMETI - Punjab Agriculture University at state level and coordination between line departments (Horticultre ,animal husbandry,dairy,soil conservation, forestry,fishry) including Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Indian Council of Agriculture Reserach, PRI,Private sector and planning units at district level.. Managing team of 40 members working at Distt. and block level with 5 cadres.

Consultant Director for Extension, Outreach & Technology Development at Agriculture consultant without borders

Dec 2009 - Present

ACWB’s goals are :- (1) to provide assistance in developing global plan of action for moving the world onto an environmentally and economically sustainable path, (2) to provide and develop front line demonstration technologies evolving plans to practical action (3) to provide easily accessible scientific and open-source repository of knowledge about tested technologies & farm practices. (4) to keep the media, policymakers, academics, and other decision-makers focused for Global Food Security and global agricultural development.

Chief Consultant at The Big Apple Consulting

Dec 2007 - Present

Founder and Executive Director at Agrination (Action for sustainable agriculture and rural advancement)

Dec 2007 - Present

The AgriNation Initiative was developed under Action for sustainable agriculture and rural advancement as a joint call to action to respond to the global challenges faced by the farmers and grass-roots level agricultural extension system. “AgriNation” calls for a broad-based, knowledge-centred approach to increase agricultural output in a sustainable and socially responsible manner. The platform is focused on helping subsistence farmers by knowledge sharing and dissemination by the use of new media ICT and to helps in rural empowerment. Agrination with an aim to revolutionise agriculture development . is the site where all the stakeholders of agriculture i.e. students, farmers ,agriculture professionals can connect & share their ideas, views, and start discussions. They can also spread awareness through Articles & can showcase their talent under Creative Corner as well.