The executive team is led by Mrs. Shama Khan. She has been instrumental with her visionary contributions in various livelihood programs towards upliftment of rural communities through various models developed by CARD.
Syed has around 14 years of experience in Strategy Consulting, International Trade, Business Development and Vendor Management across food and agriculture sector. Prior to joining CARD, he worked with KPMG India Pvt. Ltd., Markets and Markets Research Pvt. Ltd., The SCS Group and Dow Agrosciences. He currently leads the team in CARD and is responsible for various initiatives and programs that CARD does to promote growth of modern agriculture at the farm level.
He has vast experience in conducting market research, feasibility studies, impact analysis; outreach campaigns and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and Master’s Degree in Agribusiness Management.
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Ashraf holds an M.Phil and M.Sc in Botany from AMU, and holds over 17 years of experience in corporate and development sectors. He has worked in multicultural environments across various profiles and liaised with public, private and civil society institutions, including Government Organizations, the UN, and NGOs.
His core areas of operation include Marketing, project conception and execution, management field studies and research.
Shivam holds Master’s Degree in Biotechnology and Bachelor’s Degree with specialization in Plant Biotechnology & Agriculture Extension while working with farmers of the uphill Himalayas.
He also hold International Post Graduate Degree from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel where he has well acquainted on the fronts of Climate Smart Agriculture and mastering the art with specialization in agricultural intelligence, drone-enabled solutions which are cost-effective and core tools in any precision agriculture program that can deliver real value for farmers - reducing crop inputs, boosting yields, and increasing profits.
In CARD he mainly focus on Capacity Building and Skill Development of rural farmers with support from various State Govts., CSR projects and Central Ministry grants. He is currently working on various projects of National and International agencies including UN bodies like ADB, World Bank etc.
Mohd. Shakeel is an Agriculture Graduate and MBA with a work experience of more than 6 yrs in NGO. He is Heading Bhagidari Agribusiness Centers Projects of CARD funded by MANAGE in Muzaffarnagar/ Dibiyapur providing training to agribusiness graduates and play a critical role at the ground level by empowering the farmers/rural communities with knowledge regarding best practices pertaining to farm cultivation, cottage industries, etc. to ensure sustainable livelihoods.
After the successful completion of the course, we facilitate the trainees to choose a venture (Agri/Horti/Dairy/Fisheries/Goatery etc.) and help them prepare market based DPR to avail financial assistance through government schemes or financial institutions
We already have ACABC centers operational in Uttar Pradesh at Muzaffarnagar, Dibiyapur and Lucknow district.
Seeta holds Master’s degree in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development from DAIICT, Gandhinagar, Gujarat and have done Graduation in Agriculture from SKRAU, Bikaner, Rajasthan.
Miss Seeta has an experience of 4 years in Transfer of Agriculture Technology and Skill Development domains. She has been actively involved in training of farmers on Improved Agriculture Practices, Digital Agriculture, Integrated Farming System, organic farming during her association with SKN Agriculture University, Jobner. She also has experience of quality testing of organic and bio-fertilizers. Besides she has also indulged herself in Project proposal writing, Project Execution and Management, Field studies and Research.
She currently looks overall Tender Tracking, preparation of EOI, coordination with funding/donor agencies on responses of ‘Request for proposals’ (RFPs), meeting client’s deadlines on Technical proposals and enhancing client interactions with attending pre bid meetings.
Mr Srivastava is Post Graduate with 15 years of experience in corporate and NGO sectors, he is overall coordinating CARD activities in UP.
Mr Srivastava is working for coordinating state level events and mobilizing grants from State Govts/ Central Ministries etc. He has represented organization on various platform with most focus on Thematic Entrepreneurship Development Programs.
Mr Sakir is Post graduate in Agriculture with more than 5 years of experience in farm management, training and entrepreneurship development. He is posted in our ACABC centre funded by MANAGE in Dibiyapur.
His major work includes selection of Agri business graduate candidates from rural areas in these programs, wherein the trainees are exposed to potential agri-ventures that are uniquely positioned to succeed in that area. Once they get first hand feel of such ventures, the candidates are provided the subject matter trainings to enhance their skills and know-how.
Mr. Vipul holds a Bachelor degree in Agriculture and Food Business from Amity University, Noida. He has also organized Extension Activities and Farmer Engagement Programs with Radio Amity 107.8 FM and ICAR recognized State Agriculture Universities.
He is also a Program Coordinator of All India Farmers Alliance which is an umbrella forum representing 65 National Farmer Organizations, Cooperatives, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), Self Help Groups and other farmers’ bodies to engage in policy debate at National and State level with concerned agencies and stakeholders including the Governments.
He coordinates dynamically at National, State, District, Regional as well as International Level with Farmer Leaders and Stakeholder for effective redressal of issues in a systematic manner.
Mr Nitish holds Bachelors in Organic Agriculture and Food Business from AMITY University, Noida.
Nitish has work experience in diversified domains including Sales & Marketing, Business Development, and Event organization. He has represented his organisations on various platforms.