Farmer Producer Companies, FPOs, Cooperatives, Marketing, Tribal Studies, Food and Nutrition Security
M Phil and Ph d
Dr. Arifa Sultana is a Research Consultant at Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Begumpet, Hyderabad. She is a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Development Studies with specialization is Commerce on the topic “Farmers’ Producer Companies – A Study of Telangana State” The degree was awarded by Dr. B R Ambedkar Open University in association with Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad. Previously she worked as Principal of a Degree and PG college affiliated to Osmania University. Prior to this she was head, department of Commerce. She joined CESS in 2014 and worked on various projects related to FPOs.
She is also a resource person at NIRDPR for training and capacitating CEOs and officials of the NRLM on the modules Financial Accounting, Marketing and Governance and Management of FPOs. She was also a resource person for University Grants Commission for the SAM (Sensitivity, Awareness and Motivation) and MSEM (Management Skills Enhancement Modules) workshops for two modules on ‘Women and Governance in Higher Education’ and ‘Financial Management in Higher Educational Institutions’ for capacity building of women managers in higher education.
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