Farmer Producer Companies, FPOs, Cooperatives, Marketing, Tribal Studies, Food and Nutrition Security
Ph.D. in Development Studies with Specialisation in Commerce
Dr. Arifa Sultana works as Consultant (Projects) at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad. Her areas of research interest are Cooperatives, Farmers’ Producer Companies, Agriculture Marketing, Community Development, E-Marketing, Food Systems and Nutrition, and Development Economics. Earlier she worked as Dean and Principal at Madina Degree and PG College for Women, Hyderabad. She has 25 years of teaching and research experience. She was principal investigator for research projects on Farmers’ Producer Companies in Telangana State. She presented a paper on ‘Trends and Patterns of Malnutrition across states in India’ at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Studies at a national seminar in 2022. She worked extensively on primary data for two projects for the state of Telangana. She was chairperson of the National Service Scheme during her career at Madina College where she adopted slum area in the Avantinagar area in Hyderabad for three years and played an important role in the community development. She is the resource person and trainer at National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) and the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). She has been training the officials of the NRLM and CEOs of Farmers Producer Companies in India. She was also a Resource Person for University Grants Commission (UGC) in Women and Governance Module for UGC Capacity Building Programme for Women in Higher Education Workshops at Osmania University Hyderabad; Ideal College of arts and science, Kakinada; and Anwar Ul Uloom College, Hyderabad. She was a Resource Person in Financial Management in Higher Education Module for UGC Management Skills Enhancement Modules Workshops at Lady Doak College, Madurai and at University of Kashmir, Srinagar.
My research interest is in Cooperatives, Farmers’ Producer Companies, Agriculture Marketing, Community Development, E-Marketing, Food Systems and Nutrition, and Development Economics. I have worked on various topics of Farmers Producer Companies, E-NAM and turmeric market and Malnutrition.
Monograph ‘Impact Evaluation of Farmers Producer Companies in Telangana State promoted by NABARD’ jointly with Prof. E Revathi (Mimeo)
Received ‘Gold Medal’ for best paper on “Chetna Organic Agriculture Producer Company – A Case Study” in 2018 at National Seminar on ‘Ease of doing business’, ISBN: 978-93- 85101-12-0 Published by Anwar-ul-Uloom PG College, Hyderabad